If you are a sports fan, especially football, you know that tailgating is one of the best ways to enjoy the time before games. The pre-game festivities are all about eating, drinking, and enjoying the company of other fans, and what better way to enjoy this than with your RV? For that, here are  ten professional and college football stadiums that are well-known for RV tailgating, including one stadium in Canada! 

1. Soldier Field – Chicago, Illinois

The Windy City is known to get super cold during football season; however, do not let that deter you from the fun tailgating festivities at home games for the Chicago Bears. To warm up, grill some Chicago-style hot dogs. RVers who plan to tailgate can purchase parking passes for spots in the South Lot or Waldron Deck. Fans are permitted to arrive four hours before kickoff and leave two hours after the final whistle.

2. Arrowhead Stadium – Kansas City, Missouri

If you are a fan of Kansas-city style BBQ, you do not want to miss out on RV tailgates before a Chiefs game. Purchase an oversized vehicle pass, sold at the Red and Gold Lots, and find a spot where you can prepare your pregame cuisines. Smoked brisket, pork ribs, and chicken are among the top foods to enjoy while tailgating at Arrowhead Stadium.

3. Lambeau Field – Green Bay, Wisconsin

Considered a historic landmark in the NFL, tailgating at Lambeau Field is a must. The stadium’s Johnsonville Tailgate Village provides the ultimate tailgating experience, equipped with food, beer, live music, and giant monitors. Parking passes are around $160; however, the experience of tailgating and attending a Packers game is well worth it.

4. Empower Field at Mile High – Denver, Colorado

As one of the best beer cities in the U.S., Denver fans enjoy the pre-game festivities with a local drink. Lots C and M are available to RV tailgaters on a first-come, first-served basis. For Broncos day games, these lots open as early as 8 a.m. For night games, they open at noon. There is ample time to enjoy RV tailgating when you’re at Mile High.

5. New Era Field – Orchard Park, New York

With a camper lot designated for RVers, there is usually ample space to tailgate at Buffalo Bills games. At New Era Field, you might be lucky enough to find a parking spot on game day, unlike other stadiums. Another amenity to RVers is the clean comfort station located next to the camper lot, which is equipped with showers, restrooms, and changing areas.

6. Gillette Stadium – Foxborough, Massachusetts

RVs are permitted to park four hours prior to kickoff in Lot 52 at Gillette Stadium. Tailgating at a Patriots game will give you a small taste of the incredible northeast culinary scene. Lobster, clam, shrimp, and chowder are among the top dishes prepared during tailgate parties. You will certainly want to eat something hot, as most winter tailgates can be quite chilly.

7. Michigan Stadium, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, Michigan

The University of Michigan has the largest capacity stadium in the U.S., making it a breeze to find a great spot for Wolverines tailgating. RVs are permitted to park in the Brown, Blue, and Maize Lots. Though these lots ban overnight parking, you can arrive as early as 7 a.m. for midday games and noon for night games. This stadium is spacious enough for fans and family alike to band together and enjoy the pre-game activities, making this the perfect environment to cheer on the Wolverines in the comfort of a Class A RV

8. Beaver Stadium, Penn State University – University Park, Pennsylvania

Though Beaver Stadium is far from any major city, Penn State fans from across the nation create an atmosphere so delightful you won’t want to miss out on the fun tailgating activities. RV permits for Lions games are typically around $80 and can be purchased online. Depending on when the purchase is made relative to game day, the permit will be mailed to you or you can pick it up at Grange Park entrance gate.

9. Tiger Stadium, Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge, Louisiana

If you are a foodie, tailgating at LSU is a must. Tigers fans enjoy cooking local cuisine, such as jambalaya, crawfish, and gumbo. Lot 401 and Touchdown Villages 1 and 2 are a few designated lots for RVs, so pull up your RV and embrace the southern hospitality in Louisiana. 

10. McMahon Stadium – Calgary, Alberta

Though tailgating is not as common in Canada as it is in the U.S., the Stampeders embrace the tailgating culture prior to kickoff. As McMahon Stadium does not have reserved stalls for tailgaters, parking is on a first-come, first-served basis. So, make sure to arrive early before game time to find a spot. 

Tailgating is a fun, social pregame activity that connects all fans. If you have an RV and plan to journey across the nation during football season, consider stopping by one of these locations to have an experience of a lifetime. If you are a sports fan considering elevating your tailgate experience, find a RV for sale near you and embrace the exciting atmosphere in style. Even if you don’t enjoy sports, simply grilling, drinking, and hanging out with friends can be just as rewarding. If you are interested in purchasing a new or used RV, check out RVT.com for listings.

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