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Top 5 Tailgate Tips


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Know the Rules
Manny Lopez (left) and Shane Meyers, members of the Dolphin Bandits, tailgate prior to the game between the Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Fla.
Manny Lopez (left) and Shane Meyers, members of the Dolphin Bandits, tailgate prior to the game between the Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Fla.
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The rule book makes football a lot more fun because everyone has to play hard within the confines of the agreed-upon terms. When you're tailgating, remember that the parking lot or facility where you're partying probably has rules, too. This could be simple things like making sure to clean up after you're done, no unattended grills or as on some college campus parking lots, the rules could entail no alcoholic beverages.

Do a quick search online before you go tailgating or ask some friends if they know of any important rules to follow. Once you understand what you'll be working with, you'll know how to plan for your tailgating party and what you do or don't need to worry about. Finding out ahead of time may keep you from getting asked to leave because you unintentionally broke the rules.

Keep reading to learn how planning ahead could make all the difference when tailgating.