Tailgating in the parking lot at Arrowhead Stadium before a Chiefs home game: I imagine the only thing better for a Chiefs fan, apart from watching our team win a Vince, is to be in the stadium watching the game and losing vocal chords. On Sunday evening, October 27 of this year I will no longer have to imagine such a thrill: a friend and I have tickets to the game against the Packers. Now that the tickets, flights and hotel booking are set, we’re starting to figure out the details. I’ve already requested suggestions for a bbq dinner destination in the comments of today’s Morning Huddle and, as always, AGers have chimed in with helpful info. So now it is about the tailgating.
My only experience going to NFL games was back in the nineteen-eighties when a group of friends drove from Ontario to see a Michigan game on Saturday (I got to see Elvis Grbac play against the Maryland Terrapins) then a Lions game on Sunday at the old Pontiac Silverdome. The first time we simply headed straight into the Silverdome and continued drinking. The second year we hung out in the parking lot and met some good folks, played some touch-football and continued drinking. That was then, this is now and this is ARROWHEAD! So I’m looking for information on tailgating at Arrowhead.
Does AG have a regular tailgating site? It would be great to meet AGers and I’m wondering whether there is a specific parking lot site where AGers gather. Is there a designated tailgating section in the stadium parking lot or do people just set up their grill and chairs wherever they’re parked. The Packers game being a Sunday night game what time would tailgating get going? I’m going to want to spend time inside the stadium visiting the exhibits and displays before the game so I’ll need to save time for that (next on my to-do list is read up on the stadium exhibits and sights and if any of you have suggestions on this it would also be appreciated,) but I’m wondering whether tailgaters gather for the entire afternoon before an evening game. Those of you who are regular participants will know any other details that might be helpful.
It is unlikely I am the only Chiefs fan with these questions so this fan post might serve for all who are coming to a game at Arrowhead from out of town and parts distant, especially for those like me where this is a first visit. I’m already jumping out of my shoes with excitement at the prospect of finally seeing the Chiefs in person at Arrowhead, I may need to tie an anvil to myself to stay grounded on game day. Any information you Chiefs guys and gals have about tailgating will make it an even better experience so thank you for your comments and hopefully I’ll get to meet some of you. GO CHIEFS!