The Daily Meal wants you to grab your tents, blankets, barbecue and booze because tailgating season is here.
To kick off the season, the food and drink website selected The 10 Best NFL Stadiums for Tailgating based on the number of lots provided for tailgating, tailgating rules and restrictions, and the number of times a stadium has appeared on other round-ups of best tailgating venues. For example, it said those stadiums mentioned repeatedly as one of the best for tailgating got major points, and it praised stadiums that served locally brewed beers and other regional favorites — from barbecue to Buffalo wings to brats.
But stadiums that don't allow alcohol or RVs in their lots lost points.
Arrowhead Stadium came on at No. 5 on the list: “If you're planning on attending a Chiefs game, get plenty of rest. The pre-game party here attracts football fanatics as much as five hours before game time making it pretty much an all-day affair. The most important components at this tailgate are the two B’s: beer and bacon. It doesn’t matter whose tent you visit, the food is always served with bacon, if not wrapped inside it. An arrowhead Stadium tailgate is a full-blown bacon extravaganza that attacks visitors from all around the country.”
And the No. 1 NFL Stadium for Tailgating? The Cleveland Brown’s FirstEnergy Stadium: “Before you start talking about the Browns unimpressive record, hear us out. This team's continuous losing streak is one of the main reasons it has snagged our number one spot. Ohio natives take the game of football very seriously, no matter how their team may play. The Browns losing streak allows their fans to give their undivided attention to food, booze, and unique tailgating traditions. Chili, fried turkey, and Bloody Marys fill the tents of Cleveland football fanatics, making this one of the heartiest tailgates around. If you're ever lucky enough to experience a tailgate at here, be sure to try the famous beer-can chicken, a whole bird roasted with a can of beer in its cavity.”
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