Road to Frisco

Football outline with text that reads University of Montana, FCS National Championship


FCS Championship - Frisco, TX

Maroon back with white text that says WE BELIEVE.

Help send the Griz off on the Road to Frisco!

The Griz are headed to the national championship on Sunday, Jan. 7, and "We Believe" they will come home with a win. Be a part of the festivities by helping us send them off in style.

The Grizzlies will depart from the South End Zone parking lot (behind the WGS scoreboard) on the UM campus at 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 3. The team busses will travel through downtown Missoula via Broadway on their way to the airport. For more details and access to a free "We Believe" poster for print, visit

Gather with Griz in Frisco!

We are confident you'll run into Griz fans all over Frisco, but we wanted you to have a few go-to spots to gather with fellow Grizzlies Friday night.

Join the UM Alumni team, UM leadership, Spirit Squad, Monte and fellow Grizzlies at the Frisco Bar & Grill starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 5.*

Frisco Bar & Grill
6750 Gaylord Pkwy Profile #120
Frisco, TX 75034
*The Spirit Squad and Monte will attend from 5:30-6 p.m.


The following restaurants/bars have also agreed to be locations for "Griz Gatherings" throughout the weekend in Frisco:

Benders Sports & Spirits
18110 Midway Rd #188
Dallas, TX 75287

City Works
3680 The Star Blvd #1300
Frisco, TX 75034

The Revel Patio Grill
305 Preston Rd
Frisco, TX 75033

Thirsty Lion
5225 Belt Line Rd
Dallas, TX 75254

Rock & Brews
5351 Nebraska Furniture Mart Dr
The Colony, TX 75056
Show this flyer for 15% off your check. Clamato beer specials!

Tailgaters - Snookered
9550 Dallas Pkwy
Frisco, TX 75034

Griz Fest logo with text displaying RoughRiders Ballpark for the location and Saturday, Jan. 6 for the date.

Join us for the ultimate Griz gathering, as we gear up for the FCS Championship game! The event promises an evening filled with spirited performances from the UM Spirit Squad, Monte, the Grizzly Marching Band, Griz Greats, fireworks and more!

NOTE: This event is outside and will take place rain or shine. All fans and friends are welcome to attend; you do not need to have purchased a ticket to the championship game. Kids 10 & under receive free admission.


5-10 p.m. CT | Saturday, Jan. 6
Frisco RoughRiders Ballpark
7300 Rough Riders Trl, Frisco, TX 75034
View the program here.


Let's paint Frisco maroon and rally together for a victory! Grab your tickets* now and keep these details in mind:

  • Avoid the lines by purchasing your ticket in advance!
  • Event tickets ARE INCLUDED in the charter packages.
  • The ballpark is a cashless venue and all transactions will be conducted using a debit or credit card.
  • Food, beverage and merchandise will be available for purchase throughout the stadium.

*Proceeds from ticket sales contribute to offsetting costs and supporting the University of Montana Alumni Association's initiatives to enhance engagement and meaningful connections for all Grizzlies.

1 p.m. CT | Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024
2024 NCAA Division I Football Championship Game
Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX

For information on the FCS National Championship Game, please visit the NCAA FCS Championship website.

Looking for your seats? See the Toyota Stadium seating map.

Need directions? Visit the NCAA's Championship website for information about Toyota Stadium.

1 p.m. CT | Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024
2024 NCAA Division I Football Championship Game
Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX

Fans interested in attending the game in Frisco will need to purchase through the NCAA by visiting the FCS Championship website

Montana's national championship ticket allotment is officially 𝐒𝐎𝐋𝐃 𝐎𝐔𝐓.

Tailgate with the Griz!

9 a.m. CT | Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024
Toyota Stadium Parking Lot (map)

Griz Nation, it's time to rally and roar! Gear up in your maroon, bring your loudest cheers and let's turn the tailgate area into a sea of Grizzly pride. We are encouraging fans to park and gather in the Corolla Red Lot (view map).

UMAA will provide a central area near the team drop where Griz fans can gather and enjoy the:

  • Grizzly Marching Band
  • UM Spirit Squad & Monte
  • Team Walk

BYOB—please plan to bring your own food and beverage.* There will be plenty of space for your whole party!

Venue's tailgating policies.

*Alcohol sales do not start until 10 a.m. CT on Sundays in Texas.

Griz fans are encouraged to attend the team walk as the buses arrive on gameday. The walk will occur in the Gold Lot on the northwest side of Toyota Stadium at 10:35 a.m.

Team Walk & Tailgate Map

GMB is going to Frisco!

The Grizzly Marching Band is going to Frisco. Together, we reached the goal of $200,000 to send the band to the FCS championship game on Sunday, Jan. 7. Thank you to the nearly 1,100 donors who contributed to helping UM’s student musicians make music history in Texas!

Watch the Grizzly Marching Band perform in Frisco at the following events:

Griz Fest - Pregame Party
Saturday, Jan. 6 | RoughRiders Ballpark

Team Walk
10:35 a.m. | Sunday, Jan. 7
The walk will occur in the Gold Lot on the northwest side of Toyota Stadium.

FCS Championship Game
Sunday, Jan. 7 | Toyota Stadium

Shop the Go Griz Store and hit the "Road to Frisco" in style!

Feel the thrill text with Griz sweatshirt and tshirt displayed.

Griz gear and merchandise will also be available for purchase in Frisco at the following locations:

Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre
5410 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy
Dallas, TX 75240
The Go Griz Store will be set up onsite in the Topaz Room on Friday, Jan. 5 1-8 and Saturday, Jan. 6. 8-3

Griz Fest - Pregame Party
RoughRiders Ballpark
7300 Rough Riders Trl
Frisco, TX 75034
The Go Griz Store will have two locations to shop at the Griz Fest event.

Game Day Tailgate
The Go Griz Store will be set up near the south end of the Red Corolla Lot (map).

The Colony Scheels
4450 Destination Drive
The Colony, TX  75056
This location has been fully stocked with Griz gear — swing by for all your game day needs!

Itineraries with flight details have been emailed to the lead traveler. If you have not received this communication, please contact Glen Hildebrandt (EB Sports) via phone (630-234-1126) or email (

Book your official University of Montana Alumni Association travel package to the FCS Championship football game.

How do I get my tickets for the Griz Fest Pregame Party?
Purchase tickets online in advance to avoid long lines. Tickets will be available for purchase at the ballpark. Please note it is a cashless venue and all transactions will be conducted using a debit or credit card.

Do I need to purchase a ticket to the Griz Fest Pregame Party for my kid(s)?
Kids 10 & under will receive free admission.

Where do I park for the Griz Fest Pregame Party?
Ample FREE parking will be available in surface lots and parking garages surrounding the ballpark.

Will there be food and beverages available at the Griz Fest Pregame Party?
Yes! Food and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be available for purchase at stands and restaurants throughout the stadium. Reminder, it is a cashless venue and all transactions will be conducted using a debit or credit card.

Will Griz Fest be held outside?
Yes! The event will be held outside at the Frisco RoughRiders Ballpark and will take place rain or shine.

For questions about Griz Fest, please contact:
UM Alumni Association at 406-243-5211 or by email.

Where can I get tickets to the game?
Fans interested in attending the game in Frisco will need to purchase through the NCAA by visiting the FCS Championship website

How do I get to Toyota Stadium?
Find directions to Toyota Stadium on the NCAA’s Championship website.

Can I park in the tailgating lot at the Toyota Stadium on Saturday night?
No. Overnight parking is not allowed. Lots will open at 8 a.m. CT on game day. All spectators are encouraged not to come before this time as traffic line-ups will not be permitted. Parking lots will stay open after the game, but all vehicles must be off the property by 11:30 p.m. CT that night.

Can I reserve a tailgate spot?
No. Parking will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking passes may be purchased on game day.  Find additional information about parking and tailgating on the NCAA’s Championship website.

When should I arrive on game day?
Plan to arrive early to avoid traffic and parking congestion. Lots will open at 8 a.m. CT on game day.

Where should I park to tailgate with fellow Griz fans?
UMAA will provide a central area near the team drop. A map outlining the location and surrounding parking areas will be available soon.

Will there be food and beverages available at the UMAA tailgate?
No. While there will be plenty of space for your group, please plan to bring your own food and beverages. As a reminder, alcohol sales do not begin until 10 a.m. CT on Sundays in Texas.

Can I bring a purse or backpack into the Toyota Stadium?
Toyota Stadium has a “clear bag policy” in effect. Any bag larger than a small clutch purse will not be permitted into the stadium unless it is a clear bag.

How do I access my mobile ticket?
Here is your mobile ticket guide.

When should I plan to enter the stadium?
We strongly encourage fans to enter the stadium 60-90 minutes before kickoff to avoid long lines.

Where are my seats in the Toyota Stadium?
View the Toyota Stadium seating map.

Watch Parties


O'Kelley's Sports Bar & Grill
2120 W Guadalupe Rd #16
Mesa, AZ 85202


Duke's Sports Bar & Grill
7607 E McDowell Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85257


856 10th St
Arcata, CA 95521
Big screen TV & plenty of seating!

LA/Culver City

Jameson's Pub
9546 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

San Diego

McGregor's Bar & Grille
10475 San Diego Mission Rd
San Diego, CA 92108

San Francisco East Bay/Walnut Creek

The Stadium Pub
1420 Lincoln Ave
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Santa Rosa

Poppy Bank Epicenter
3215 Coffey Ln
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Colorado Springs

The Brit
5905 Corporate Dr
Colorado Springs, CO 80919


Brooklyn's at Ball Arena
901 Auraria Pkwy
Denver, CO 80204

Grand Junction

Wrigley Field
1810 North Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81501

Fort Lauderdale

Bokamper's Sports Bar & Grill
3115 NE 32nd Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

West Palm Beach

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
1807 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
The venue is only 5 minutes from the Brightline Train station. West Coast (Orlando area fans) the Brightline now services travelers from the Orlando station right to West Palm Beach. Brightline has free shuttle services right to BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse.


The Great Canadian Pub
25 Quai des Grands Augustins
75006 Paris, France



The Pint and Cork
3750 Wailea Alanui Dr
Kihei, HI 96753
Located in The Shops of Wailea.


The Shack Kailua
1051 Keolu Dr
Kailua, HI 96734


Legends Pub and Grill
7609 W Overland Rd, Unit 100
Boise, ID 83709

Des Moines

The Other Place
12401 University Ave
Clive, IA 50325

Overland Park

Johnny's Tavern
13131 Shawnee Mission Parkway
Shawnee, KS. 66216


Buffalo Wild Wings
1280 Promenade Pl
Eagan, MN 55121

St. Charles

Parrot's Bar & Grill
2951 N St Peters Pkwy #7525
St Peters, MO 63376

Big Fork

Bigfork VFW
8098 Montana Hwy 35
Bigfork, MT 59911

Flathead Lake Brewing Co. Pubhouse
116 Holt Dr
Bigfork, MT 59911

Grizzly Lanes
209 Sportsman Lane
Bigfork, MT 59911


Diamond X Beer Co
5417 Hawk Creek Ave
Billings, MT 59106
Griz owned!

Hooligan's Sports Bar
109 N Broadway
Billings, MT 59101
Griz owned! Serving Jackrabbit & sausage Gumbo on game day!

Lake Hills
Lake Hills Dr
Billings, MT 59105

Montana Lil's Casino & Liquor Store - Billings Shiloh
3975 King Ave W
Billings, MT 59102

The Vig | Alehouse & Casino
501 Hilltop Rd
Billings, MT 59105
Griz owned!

Yellowstone Cellars & Winery
1335 Holiday Circle
Billings, MT59101


Magic Diamond Casino & Sports Bar
3700 Harrison Ave
Butte, MT 59701


Dillon Elks Lodge #1554
27 E Center St
Dillon, MT 59725

Great Falls

Stadium Club
1121 5th St S
Great Falls, MT 59405


BJ's Restaurant
900 N 1st St
Hamilton MT 59840


Headwaters Crafthouse
2125 N Last Chance Gulch # 101
Helena, MT 59601

Lewis & Clark Brewing Company
1535 Dodge Ave
Helena, MT 59601

Montana Lil's Casino and Liquor Store - Helena
1822 E Custer Ave
Helena, MT 59604

Windbag Saloon
19 S Last Chance Gulch St
Helena, MT 59601
Griz owned!


Lucky Lil's Casino, Liquor Store & Sports Bar
859 W Reserve Dr
Kalispell, MT 59901


Cranky Sam Public House
233 W Main St
Missoula, MT 59802
$5 drink specials from 11 a.m. until the end of the game!

Desperado Sports Tavern
3101 Russell St
Missoula, MT 59801

Magic Diamond Casino, Liquor Store & Sports Bar
4875 N Reserve St
Missoula, MT 59808

Red's Bar
217 S Ryman St
Missoula, MT 59802

The Still Room
1609 W Broadway St
Missoula, MT 59808

Thomas Meagher Bar
130 W Pine St
Missoula, MT 59802
Griz owned! Serving Jackrabbit & sausage Gumbo! Giveaways & more!


Melch's Office Bar
109 Fergus Ave
Moore, MT 59464
Enjoy our food, fun and 3 big screen TVs as we root on the Griz!


Winner's Pub Sports Bar
804 S Central Ave
Sidney, MT 59270


Blacksmith Brewery
114 Main St
Stevensville, MT 59870
The game will be on all three TVs, and drink specials and merch giveaways will be offered!

Las Vegas

Torrey Pines Pub
6374 W Lake Mead Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89108

New York

Stout — Penn Station
133 West 33rd St (between 6th and 7th Ave)
New York, NY 10001

Santa Fe

Buffalo Wild Wings
3501 Zafarano Dr
Santa Fe, NM 87507


Ickabod's Bar & Grill — 21+ ONLY
12475 SW 1st Street
Beaverton, OR 97005
Montana owned!



Stadiums Sports Bar — 21+ ONLY
16065 SE McLoughlin Blvd
Oak Grove, OR 97267


Shades of Brew Brewery
2027 25th St SE
Salem, OR 97302
Free taco bar available!


Hooters of NASA
20796 Gulf Freeway
Webster, TX 77598
Halfway between Houston and Galveston on I-45. GEAUX GRIZ!

Salt Lake City

326 S W Temple St
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Battle Ground

Playmakers Sports Bar and Grill
15 E Main St
Battle Ground, WA, 98604


The Office Bar & Grill
2625 W Albany Ave
Kennewick, WA 99336 


Pub 85
12859 NE 85th St
Kirkland, WA 98033

Seattle - Downtown

The Central Saloon
207 1st Ave South
Seattle, WA 98104
Griz owned!

Seattle - Greenwood

Halcyon Brewing
8564 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
Beer specials will be offered!


Tailgaters Bar & Grill
110 E 3rd Ave
Selah, WA 98942
Proud Griz bar!


The Swinging Doors
1018 W Francis Ave
Spokane, WA 99205

Crystal City Sports Pub
529 23rd St S
Arlington, VA 22202


Olive Glenn Golf Club
802 Meadow Ln Ave
Cody, WY 82414
Bring it on Griz Nation! Join us to cheer on our beloved Grizzlies for the National Championship game.