For Knights fans anticipating one of the biggest games of the season, the countdown to the "War on I-4" can officially begin.

According to a press release, tailgate reservations on Memory Mall will become available for students and alumni starting Monday at 10 a.m.

The "Knights on the Mall" reservation system will be open for fans to select their preferred tailgating spaces for the rivalry game set to take place on November 26.

There will also be a small amount of spacing available for the November 19 game, when the Knights will face the East Carolina Pirates at Bright House Networks Stadium.

Tailgating will begin for both the East Carolina game and the USF game at 4 p.m., and kick-off is set for 7:30 p.m.

According to the release, students and alumni should plan to reserve spots as early as possible because reservations tend to go fast. If fans are not able to reserve a spot, spaces that are canceled or end up a no-show will become available on gameday.

Students and alumni can reserve tailgate spaces at Memory Mall by visiting


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