Tailgating Etiquette

If you want to be as cool as the guy below obviously is, then you need to show some manners while tailgating.


There are general rules to remember when tailgating to ensure that you are courteous to fellow tailgators. These guidelines include the following:
  • Be friendly. Say "hi" to the people near you.
  • Support your team. Wear your jersey or team shirt. Paint your face. Get a little crazy. It's OK. Remember, the word 'fan' comes from 'fanatic.' See Blueberry above exhibit A.
  • Make sure to contribute in some way, whether it be by bringing food, drinks, or games. Tailgating requires teamwork to be successful.
  • Don't encroach on your neighbors space. If you need additional real estate for any equipment, ask them if it is OK first.
  • Consume alcohol responsibly.
  • Guys: use the porta potty. It may be a bit of a walk, but it's better than a ticket.
  • Be nice to tailgators from other teams. Just because they like the enemy doesn't make them the enemy.
  • Don't litter. Clean up after yourself--remember your mother is not around, and if she is, she deserves to have fun too.
  • If it is allowed, make use of your tailgating space after the game. With the thousands of people in attendance, you won't be getting home much sooner if you leave immediately.
  • Don't drink and drive. Ever.
  • Arrive early to be sure to get a prime tailgating spot.