1. Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs fans put on one if not the best tailgates in the NFL. Titled “The Asphalt Jungle,” the Arrowhead parking lot tailgate offers any food you could imagine and has been deemed by some as a true tailgate paradise.
2. Milwaukee Brewers
No other Major League Baseball fan base does tailgating quite like Brewers fans. The fans in the parking lots outside Miller Park are unique in that they tailgate for baseball like they’re attending a football game for 81 games a year.
3. Buffalo Bills
The Parking lots surrounding Ralph Wilson Stadium are some of the best places in the NFL to tailgate thanks to the excellent food, brews, and tailgate games. Don’t be afraid to body slam a folding table if you want to get into the true Buffalo tailgate spirit.
The parking lots outside Memorial Stadium is a literal sea of red as the entire city of Lincoln wears red on game day; the fans/student section is even nicknamed “The Sea of Red.” Unlike other teams and stadiums, there is always a “red out” and you’ll rarely see people in any other color. When it comes to dress in and outside of the stadium anything with corn on it is always in play, including corn hats or taping some corn to your red clothes.
Hurricanes tailgates are a great place to meet friends, grab a beer, and eat some delicious food. A Miami tailgate creates a great feeling of camaraderie as everyone here is dressed in orange, green, and white to cheer on the ‘Canes. If you’re looking for a good time, put on your Hurricanes gear and head on down to Sun Life Stadium.
6. Philadelphia Eagles
In Philadelphia, tailgating is as much a part of the gameday experience as the action on the field. The lots around Lincoln Financial Field open five hours before kickoff allowing for a full day of tailgating fun and excitement. While Philly fans can be a bit rough around the edges once you get to know people you’ll fit right in assuming, of course, you’re wearing green and white
7. Notre Dame
South Bend may be a small town, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t put on quite the pregame party. Everyone here sets out early to get the most out of an Irish game day as set up begins as early as 8 am when the lots open. The tailgate at Notre Dame is rocking as you’ll surely find plenty of food and drinks to fill you up before the game.
8. Chicago Bears
Make sure to get to Soldier Field early since the lots tend to fill up quickly and tailgating space is a bit limited. Early arrival will, however, ensure you can maximize your time tailgating, so come on down to Soldier Field five or so hours before kickoff to get your Bears game day started off on the right foot.
9. Penn State
The grass lots around Beaver Stadium allow for miles of tailgating. Penn State tailgaters are welcoming and love to share stories, food, and beverage with tailgaters around them. The town, University Park, draws over 200,000 people to the game, creating a huge community of college football fans.
10. Dallas Cowboys
Cowboys fans love tailgating almost as much as they love football and it shows, in fact, the lots surrounding the stadium fill up right when they open five hours before kickoff. If you want to get in on the tailgating scene at AT&T Stadium, make sure to get to the tailgate bright and early, so you can find a spot and don’t miss out on any of the action.
Utes tailgates often start the night before as people camp out to tailgate meaning that if you want to get the most out of your tailgating experience forget about getting to the game five or even six hours early since you can get there eight or even ten hours early.
12. Philadelphia Phillies
Citizens Bank Park is one of the three stadiums that make up the South Philly Sports Complex meaning you’ll have no trouble finding a spot outside the stadium to park. In these lots, you’ll find diehard Phils fans drinking and playing a variety of tailgate games before watching the Phillies take home the W.
13. Minnesota Vikings
The tailgate lots outside of the stadium are packed full of tents, grills, and coolers on game day. All throughout the lots you’ll see fellow Vikings fans drinking and carousing as they prepare to cheer on the Vikings to victory.
14. Kansas State
The lots surrounding Bill Snyder Family Stadium are packed to the brim with grills, tents, coolers, and fans as everyone is abuzz with anticipation for the ensuing K-State football game. The lots around the stadium provide ample parking space as the tailgate is the place to be on game days in Manhattan, Kansas.
15. Chicago White Sox
While New Comiskey Park may not offer the same bar scene that you’ll find outside Wrigley, it is a perfect place for parking lot tailgating. There are plenty of lots surrounding the stadium, and you’ll even find some designated picnic areas, so don’t be afraid to bring some food and brews to your next Sox game.
16. Iowa State
The parking lots located right next to Jack Trice Stadium are massive as all you’ll see when arriving at the stadium is a sea of cardinal and gold tents and grills. Tailgating at Iowa State is easy and fun with many tailgaters setting up large tents fully equipped with TVs, grills, and in some cases even dance floors. On an average game day, there are approximately 300 RVs and over 10,000 parked cars meaning there will be plenty of fellow fans for you to get down and party with.
17. Cleveland Browns
In Cleveland, you’ll find a vast array of parking lot tailgates serving a variety of food and drinks. The Muny Lot, in particular, is an excellent place to tailgate as it’s home to some of the most diehard Browns fans out there.
18. Texas Rangers
Like most Texas fans, Rangers fans know how to tailgate. The Ballpark in Arlington’s suburban location means there’s plenty of parking near the stadium, so bring your tents, grills, and coolers and join in on the fun.
19. Kansas City Royals
Similar to their NFL counterparts, Royals fans know how to tailgate and provide some of the best barbecue around. If you’re looking to grab some barbecue before the game, then the parking lots outside Kauffman Stadium are an excellent place to be on game days.
Since joining the Big 12 conference, tailgating at Amon G. Carter Stadium has come alive, and the Horned Frogs fans have brought tailgating to a whole new level. At TCU you can build your patios in specific tailgate lots, giving you a more home-like feel even though you’re at the stadium.