Whether you follow your school’s football team or are just an all-around sports fan, nothing is better than a pre-game tailgating party. You can pretty much tailgate anywhere but there are certain classic venues that are known for their die hard football fans and the best tailgate parties in the country. As football season approaches you can plan a trip to one of these spots to watch your favorite team or just enjoy the atmosphere of a famous tailgating event.
The Grove at Ole Miss
The University of Mississippi holds tailgating as a kind of tradition for football fans rooting for the Rebels and can get pretty packed. The venue tends to attract more than 25,000 fans that all bring their food and tents to party together in a friendly atmosphere. The legendary tailgating experience at the Grove is something that you have to be a part of at least once if you are a football fan. Even if you are not a fan of the Rebels, you will get a taste of one of the best tailgating events around.
Florida vs. Georgia in Jacksonville
The annual game between the Florida Gators and the Georgia Bulldogs is popularly known as the “World’s Largest Cocktail Party”. Fans of each team bring one of the biggest parties to Jacksonville when this game takes place and it lasts the entire weekend. With plenty of cocktails and good food, any football fan would be lucky to attend this kind of tailgating event every year.
Boatgating for the Seattle Huskies
For a more unique pre-game party, Seattle has created a long-standing tradition of using boats outside the stadium instead of cars. Huskie fans typically dine on seafood and local microbrews instead of cheap beer. The beer selection on the boats is one of the best in all of the top tailgating venues. Fans are friendly and you will enjoy something unique that you can’t get at any other football stadium.
Texas Longhorns in Austin
Everything is bigger in Texas and Longhorn fans know how to throw one of the best tailgate parties with great food and beer. Texas is known for its barbeque so you won’t be disappointed with the cooking. Austin is also famous for its nightlife and the college town of the Longhorns is especially fun for football fans looking for a party.
Los Angeles’ USC Trojans
Even though L.A. isn’t particularly known for its tailgating, USC Trojan fans are some of the most dedicated football fans and they know how to throw a party. Celebrities are known to pass through these events either as USC alumni or Trojan fans wanting to watch the game. With the delicious multicultural food of L.A., a Trojan party is one of the most enjoyable tailgating experiences for any football fan.
Checking out one or all of these tailgating spots will keep you excited throughout football season and can be a great trip for you and your friends. The party and the game at the end of the road will be well worth your time.
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