Whether you're a die hard Bengals fan who visits Cincinnati a few times a year, or you love baseball teams like the Mets, you know that tailgating can be a lot of fun. Tailgating gives you the chance to talk with other fans, share food and generally have fun together before the action starts. Even if you're the type of fan who never misses a home game, or you only visit arenas a few times a year, there are some great things you need to get the most out of that tailgating experience.
Delicious and Convenient Food
When it comes to tailgating, you must have a few delicious dishes that you bring with you. Whether you eat all those dishes with your own group or share with others, you want convenient dishes that are easy to transport. If you have access to a grill, you can whip up chicken wings, burgers and smoked sausages in the parking lot. You can also invest in a large cooler to bring cold dishes like potato salad, coleslaw and cold desserts. Some manufacturers even make coolers and grills that come printed with your favorite team's logo on the front.
Even if you aren't the type of fan who wears colorful paint on your face, you still need some fun apparel to wear when tailgating and when watching the game. Teams like the Chicago Bulls, San Diego Chargers and Charlotte Hornets all sell clothing suitable for both hotter and cooler days, including tank tops, fleece pants, hooded sweatshirts and caps. You'll even find White Sox, Reds and Yankees baby clothes for the littlest baseball fan in your family. Team apparel is also great for wearing out and about or while watching the game at home.
All Weather Equipment
Are you fully prepared for tailgating in poor weather conditions? You never know when you might get to the stadium or arena and find that those dark clouds in the sky suddenly gave way to rain. That is why you need some equipment that you can use in all types of weather. A folding tent is a great option because it protects your group from the rain and snow. You'll also find portable heaters that help you stay warm and tents that attach right to the back of your SUV. With the right clothing, equipment and food, you'll have even more fun tailgating.