The 10 Best NFL Stadiums for Tailgating

Grab your tents, blankets, and booze — tailgating season is here
Soldier Field

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Did your hometown stadium make the list?

Ready for some good old-fashioned American football? Now that the NFL season is here, we thought it be only be fair to give our readers an inside look at what the top NFL stadium have to offer to tailgaters.

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To narrow our list, we used three criteria: the number of lots provided for tailgating by each stadium, the tailgating rules and restrictions it applies, and the number of times a stadium has appeared on other round-ups of best tailgating venues. Those mentioned repeatedly as one of the best for tailgating got major points; on the other hand, stadiums that don't permit alcohol or RVs in their lots lost points.

Some of the stadiums on our list go above and beyond the average tailgating traditions. You've probably heard of beer-can chicken, but do you know about the infamous Pittsburgh mobile tailgating unit? 

Hut, hut, hike! Take a look at our round-up of the 10 best stadiums for tailgating.

#10 Lambeau Field (Green Bay Packers), Green Bay, Wis.

Lambeau Field

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You don't have to even have tickets to tailgate in the Tundra Tailgate Zone.

No tickets? No problem. Lambeau Field has a section next to the stadium called the Tundra Tailgate Zone. This area plays Packers games on monitors scattered all throughout the space. It also provides live music and a plethora of brats, locally brewed beer, and traditional Wisconsin cheese. The Tundra Tailgate zone is a Packers fans’ paradise.

#9 Reliant Stadium (Houston Texans), Houston

Soldier Field

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Everthing really is bigger in Texas.


It’s no secret that everything is bigger in Texas, and tailgating is no exception. Reliant Stadium has organized historic tailgating groups, like the Raging Bull Tailgaters and the Houston Texans Liberty Tailgaters. Another notable thing about tailgating at Reliant Stadium is the utterly delicious barbecue, often referred to as the best in the NFL. So, why wouldn’t this stadium reach our top ten? In order to tailgate on stadium property, however, you have to have a guest ticket, which limits the number of people allowed to pre-party on the premises.