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You Will Need
- A vehicle, preferably one with lots of cargo space
- Cooking equipment, like a grill
- Plenty of hearty food
- Drinks, like water and beer
- A radio or TV
- A power converter to plug into your car
- A cooler or thermal tray
- Team jerseys
- Face paint
Get a car
Secure a car with enough cargo space to carry the food, beverages and whatever else you want to bring -- cooking equipment, a table, folding chairs, a keg. An SUV, pick-up truck or van is ideal.
Invite your friends, making sure beforehand that everyone will be able to get tickets to the game. Try to show up at the venue together.
Plan the menu
Plan your menu. Good tailgating foods include salads, chicken, nacho layer dip, and ribs.
List non-food items
Compile a list of all the non-food items you need so you won't forget anything. Frequently forgotten items include a corkscrew, water, garbage bags, sunscreen, and sealable plastic bags for leftovers.
Chill the beverages
Start chilling the beverages you plan to bring. Freeze some bottled water to throw in the cooler. If you have a large crowd, consider bringing a keg.
The night before the game, prepare any food that you're not planning to cook on site.
Show up at the stadium early! You'll need time to set up everything and do the grilling. Turn on the tunes!
Enjoy yourself. Eat, drink, relax in folding chairs, toss a football around, sing fight songs-- do whatever gets you prepped for the big game. Just don't get so drunk before the game that you make an ass of yourself.
Clean up after yourself, then cheer your team on to victory.