In the Midwest, summer means a few particular things: cookouts, lawn games, and enjoying America’s favorite pastime, baseball. To truly enjoy the baseball season, many fans tailgate the games, loading up the car with food, drinks, and fan gear for a fun day out in the sun. To make the most of your tailgating experience, here are some baseball tailgating tips.
- Arrive early: If it’s nice out, chances are you’ll be jockeying for a spot in the parking lot, so arrive at the tailgating festivities early — plan on 2 to 3 hours before the game. In addition, make sure the lot you choose allows tailgating and follow whatever rules there are.
- Pack smart: Along with food and drinks, pack some more unexpected items — like toilet paper, rain gear, and sunscreen — just in case you need it. It’s always better to be prepared. In crowded lots, it’s a good idea to have something that distinguishes your car from the rest, like a particular flag.
- Prepare whatever food you can beforehand: There are plenty of foods you can enjoy while tailgating besides burgers and hot dogs, so why not make a signature dish? To save time and make your tailgating experience more relaxing, prepare whatever food you can beforehand.
- Be prepared for clean–up: Pack some trash bags, paper towels, and other cleaning supplies so clean-up is simple. You’ll also want to use trash bags to protect your vehicle’s interior from grease stains and spills.
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