Best Tailgating Stadiums In The U.S: Top Six Stadiums In NFL
As both, a sports fan and writer, I have had the privilege of traveling to several cities to watch NFL football action of the past two decades.
Thankfully, I can speak with firsthand knowledge on the best tailgating stadiums in the NFL today. Now, let me share my experiences as I offer up my top six NFL tailgating stadiums.
Here’s A Closer Look At The Best Tailgating Stadiums In The U.S: Top Six Stadiums In NFL
Heinz Field – Pittsburgh Steelers
The first thing you need to fit in at Heinz Field is a Terrible Towel. Once you’ve got the most important necessity out of the way, you should try some grilled kielbasa and loaded potato-skins…with a cold beer of course. Oh…you also don’t want to miss the Mobile Tailgating Unit, a former ambulance that has been remade by some of the Steelers’ most faithful fans.
Lambeau Field – Green Bay Packers
If you don’t know by now, if you want to become a Packers season ticket holder, you’ve got at least a 30-year wait pal! Having said that, clearly Packers fans take their tailgating quite seriously. If you’re a sausage-lover like me, you’re going to find yourself in bratwurst heaven and I mean that literally! You’ll almost assuredly find bratwurst at Lambeau Field in a flavor you didn’t think was possible. Throw is some cheese and beer and….hold on…I’m booking a flight to Wisconsin right now.
FirstEnergy Stadium – Cleveland Browns
First and foremost, despite their team’s lack of winning, Browns fans are among the most knowledgeable football fans everywhere, which is why they know bad football when they see it.
All jokes aside, if you’re up for some serious tailgating fun, then FirstEnergy Stadium fits the bill. If you haven’t tried it before, you’ve got to try the now, widely-acclaimed infamous beer-can chicken. Picture a whole chicken with a can of beer stuffed inside and grilled. Oh God…now I’ve gotten myself hungry.
M&T Bank Stadium – Baltimore Ravens
Since I take an annual trip to the Baltimore Harbor, I know all about Baltimore’s fantastic tailgaters. As I tell family and friends all the time, I think the harbor has the best seafood in the U.S. from crab cakes and crab legs to fried shrimp, scallops and clams; you’re going to have a seafood delight like you’ve never had before. Throw in the obligatory cold ones and it’s party time. The negative is that you’d better leave all of your valuables at home because…well, I’ve seen some security issues in certain parking lots.
Arrowhead Stadium – Kansas City Chiefs
If you like Barbeque ribs, brisket and anything else that you can slap some BBQ sauce o and grill, then you’ll love Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City Chiefs fans have some of the most expensive and elaborate smokers you’ll ever see in your entire life, not to mention, fall-off-the-bone ribs that leave your mouth watering for more. There is one negative and it’s the polar opposite of what I found in Baltimore. At Arrowhead, there is an overabundance of often party-pooping police officers.
Lincoln Financial Field – Philadelphia Eagles
I you’re too suburban or simply faint of heart, don’t ever attend an Eagles or Philadelphia Flyers game. If you’ve got a pair and you like loud, boisterous people yelling ‘Yo’ half the time, then Lincoln Financial Field is just for you!
Philly cheesesteaks, Italian sausage, brats and meatball sandwiches all highlight the various foods you’ll find if you tailgate in South Philly with arguably the most knowledgeable football fans on the face of the planet!