Going to a college football game is one of the many fun experiences of attending college. If your only football experience has been the typical high school match-up, you will quickly learn that the college football experience isn’t the same. The biggest difference is the tailgating and other gameday activities in the parking lot. While most high schools do not have organized parking lot gatherings, most college games unofficially start every Saturday long before kickoff with a well-organized college football tailgate in the stadium parking lot.
Whether it’s partying on the tail of a train outside Williams-Brice Stadium at South Carolina or snacking on home-made peanut butter and chocolate buckeyes in the parking lots of Ohio Stadium at Ohio State, a college tailgate is an affair like no other. In fact, college football and tailgating have become so entangled it’s hard to envision one without the other.
So are you ready for some football? Here are a few essentials to host your own tailgate.
1. Folding Chair
Comfortably cheer on your team in this folding chair, featuring your college’s logo on the front and back. A breathable mesh backing keeps you cool and dual cup holders make sure your favorite beverage is always near.
2. Portable Beer Pong/Tailgate Table
Anyone who loves drinking games will have a blast impressing game-day guests and throwing hit after hit with this aluminum frame beer pong table. Includes 6 pong balls so all you need are cups and beer.
Stay cool and dry under this durable, water resistant tailgate canopy that is easy to set up and take down.
Show everyone that you are a die-hard fan by hanging this collegiate flag that is decorated in your team colors and proudly displays the official team graphics in the center.
5. Game Day Cups
These officially licensed NCAA cups come in your team’s colors.
6. Propane Portable Grill
This grill is easy to tote around and set up. Just fold it up, roll it with one hand to your favorite tailgating spot and set it up in a matter of seconds.
7. Portable Power Station
Before you plan your tailgate you should consider how far your power sources can take you. This 500-watt Jackery power station can charge phones, tablets, laptops, cameras, and most small devices, including TVs and blenders.
Made for fun and built to last, the Coolest is like an over-eager dog begging you to get outside. From backyard to beach, from lake to a tailgate, the Coolest turns good times into great memories with family and friends.
Tailing is a lifestyle and packing one or several footballs is borderline genius.
10. Trash Can
Admittedly not as glitzy as the other items listed here, you really should have a collapsible trash can to take care of the titanic mess you will likely make.
11. Cornhole Game
Cornhole is the staple game of any great tailgate party and probably the most popular.
As you know, gas grills burn very hot so be sure to bring a mitt.
The blender is an obvious plus to those tailgaters who enjoy a margarita or some other frozen concoction.
14. Collapsible Round Table
This table complements your folding chairs chairs perfectly. The perfect size for a tailgate, it features a large logo and four drink holders.
15. Umbrella Canopy
Tailbrella comes in all of your favorite teams color. Whether your tailgating for the University of Alabama, Florida or Tennessee, they have the tailgate umbrella for you!