1. Arrowhead Stadium - Kansas City Chiefs
Arrowhead is the tailgate to get Kansas City-style barbecue at in all of sports. Chiefs arrive bright and early to create some of the best KC barbecue you’ll find anywhere. Come prepared to enjoy a variety of different meats smothered in Kansas City’s famous tomato and molasses based sauces.
2. Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium - Texas
One of the best places in the country for Texas brisket is outside of Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Longhorn fans prepare some of the best brisket around, so come hungry, and you’ll leave happy.
3. Bryant-Denny Stadium - Alabama
Inside and outside, Bryant-Denny Stadium offers some fantastic barbecue. The tailgaters here make some of the best Alabama white barbecue sauce you’ll find anywhere, and Bryant-Denny Stadium is home to several Dreamland barbecue stands.
4. Kenan Stadium - North Carolina
If you’re looking to enjoy some North Carolina barbecue, then Kenan Stadium is a great place to spend a Saturday. You’ll find lots of pulled pork and vinegar based sauces here, which will satisfy your taste buds and fill you up before the game.
5. Memorial Stadium - Clemson
Clemson tailgates offer some of the best South Carolina barbecue in the nation. The ketchup-based sauce found in western South Carolina provides a unique flavor and makes for a delicious afternoon of tailgating.
6. Kauffman Stadium - Kansas City Royals
Another excellent place to grab some Kansas City-style barbecue is Kauffman Stadium. While typically the tailgating scene at any baseball game won’t be as immense as that of an NFL or college football game, the fans at Kauffman still pull out all the stop to deliver delicious barbecue.
7. Neyland Stadium - Tennessee
Tailgating at Neyland Stadium is the place to be for those of you whose jam is Tennessee barbecue. Outside of Neyland, you’ll encounter plenty of sandwiches and ribs in both wet and dry rub.
8. NRG Stadium - Houston Texans
One of the best places in the NFL to get barbecue before an NFL game is Houston’s NRG Stadium. These fans love their barbecue, so come early and enjoy some East Texas barbecue.
9. Williams-Brice Stadium - South Carolina
If you’re looking to experience “Carolina Gold” barbecue sauce, then the tailgates outside of Williams-Brice Stadium are the place for you. This yellow mustard, brown sugar, and vinegar based sauce seasons pork perfectly.
10. Bank of America Stadium - Carolina Panthers
The tailgates outside of Bank of America Stadium are the only place to get true Carolina style barbecue in the NFL. If you’ve got a hankering for pulled pork and vinegar based sauces, then you’ll want to attend a game a Panthers game at Bank of America Stadium.
11. Kyle Field - Texas A&M
The barbecue at Kyle Field offers plenty of delicious ribs and brisket meaning you’ll leave satisfied. The sauce here in Texas tends to be less sweet, but that doesn’t mean it’s not as delicious.
12. Minute Maid Park - Houston Astros
If you enjoy the barbecue offerings outside of NRG Stadium then the ones at its baseball counterpart, Minute Maid Park, will hit the spot as well.
13. Sanford Stadium - Georgia
The tailgate scene outside Sanford Stadium offers some excellent southern style barbecue, so come prepared to chow down on pulled pork and coleslaw before cheering on the Dawgs.
14. Jordan-Hare Stadium - Auburn
Not to be outdone by their rivals Alabama, Auburn tailgates offer some of the finest barbecue around. There’s plenty of pig butt to go around at Auburn, so bring your appetite.
15. Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium - Oklahoma
You’ll find an excellent blend of pork and beef barbecue options at Oklahoma tailgates. Sooner fans take their barbecue seriously and pull out all the stops when creating their delicious Kansas City and Memphis style sauces.