Tailgating Through the NFL

From stadium to stadium and division to division, we’ve crisscrossed the country highlighting all 32 NFL teams and their top tailgating experiences.

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Wrigley Field

Wrigley Field

Home to the Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field in the heart of Chicago is one of baseball’s most historic ballparks. Cubs great Ernie Banks nicknamed Wrigley "The Friendly Confines," which aptly describes the atmosphere that greets fans in a stadium with a seating capacity of 41,159. 960 1280

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Stadium vs. Stadium

Stadium vs. Stadium

Fenway Park
Fenway Park isn’t known as one of America's most beloved ballparks for nothing. As seen in this picture, the famous "Green Monster" has lined the left field wall of Fenway Park since the stadium’s opening in 1912. Home to the Boston Red Sox, Fenway is one of the few classic ballparks left today, and is the oldest Major League Baseball stadium still in use.
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Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Head to Baltimore to see one of the most beautiful retro ballparks in all of baseball: Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Opened in 1992, the ballpark was built in a traditional, family-friendly style, similar to the Brooklyn Dodgers’ legendary stadium Ebbets Field. Home to the Baltimore Orioles, the stadium is also known as "The House that Cal Built" -- it was here that Cal Ripken broke Lou Gehrig’s consecutive-games-played streak. 960 1280

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PNC Park

PNC Park

The Pittsburgh Pirates team may not have the best record in baseball, but they definitely have one of the best stadiums. Since opening in 2000, PNC Park has become known as a rare gem among Major League Baseball stadiums, with beautiful views of the dramatic Pittsburgh skyline along the Allegheny River. 960 1280

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Citi Field

Citi Field

The New York Mets abandoned Shea Stadium and moved into their new Citi Field digs at the beginning of the 2009 season. 960 1280

  

Coors Field

Coors Field

Located in Denver's popular lower downtown (LoDo) district, Coors Field boasts vistas of the Rocky Mountains. 960 1280

  

AT&T Park

AT&T Park

There isn't a bad seat in San Francisco's AT&T Park, which sits beside San Francisco Bay. 960 1280

  

Safeco Field

Safeco Field

Seattle's Safeco Field offers views of Puget Sound and the Space Needle, and even rocks a 3-paneled retractable roof. 960 1280

  

Citizens Bank Park

Citizens Bank Park

The Philadelphia Phillies moved to the fancy Citizens Bank Park in 2004. 960 1280

  

Motorcycle Maddness hits Daytona Beach during Bike Week, a gathering of motorcycle riders and fans from all over the world. 960 1280

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Daytona Bike Week also called Daytona Beach Bike Week, is a motorcycle event and rally held annually in Daytona Beach, FL. Approximately 500,000 people make their way to the rally area for the 10-day event. The festivities include motorcycle racing, concerts, parties, and street festivals. 960 1280

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Only motorcycles are allowed to drive along this stretch of Main Street during the first three days of Bike Week in Daytona Beach, FL. The event is usually held on the first full week of March and contends with the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally as the most popular motorcycle rally in the United States. 960 1280

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The Sturgis Rally in South Dakota is one of the biggest motorcycle rallies in the US, with concerts, exhibits and, of course, thousands of bikers riding and racing with fellow motorcycle enthusiasts. 960 1280

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Racer John Cluzel strives to hit top speed at the Red Bull Indianapolis GP Motocross at the Indianapolis Speedway. 960 1280

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The strongest competitors gather at the podium at the Red Bull Indianapolis GP Motocross, including Pol Espargaro, Nicolas Terol and Sandro Cortess. 960 1280

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Thousands of riders rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, at Rolling Thunder held each year on Memorial Day weekend to honor American veterans. 960 1280

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Riders cross the Potomac River via the Memorial Bridge to head to Washington's Rolling Thunder. 960 1280

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The Cannonball Bike Run brings together riders, known as Cannonballers, for 6 days of fast riding and partying on super high-performance bikes. 960 1280

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Rallies are a time for bikers to meet up and ride together with other motorcycle enthusiasts and explore new terrain. 960 1280

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The Harley Love Ride heads up San Fernando Road in Glendale, California. 960 1280

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Bikers' favorite, the Harley Love Ride, was cancelled in 2009-2010, but organizers promise it will be back again in 2011, drawing riders to southern California. 960 1280

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MetLife Stadium

MetLife Stadium

MetLife Stadium is a popular venue in New Jersey and New York. That’s because both the New York Giants and the New York Jets play their home games here, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Stadium seats 82,500 fans. 960 1280

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Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Curtis and Davis Associated, a modern architecture firm, created the multi-purpose Superdome stadium. It opened in 1975 and is home to the New Orleans Saints. The stadium seats 76,468 energetic fans for football games. Locals also come here to check out the Hornets' basketball games and the Zephyrs' baseball games. 960 1280

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AT&T Stadium

AT&T Stadium

Welcome to Cowboys Stadium! The AT&T stadium, located in Arlington, Texas, has a retractable roof and is home to the well-renown Dallas Cowboys. With its 80,000-seating capacity, Cowboys Stadium is ranked the third largest stadium in the NFL. 960 1280

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Gillette Stadium

Gillette Stadium

Head to the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts -- just 33 miles from downtown Boston -- to see the New England Patriots play their home games. The 1.9 million-square foot stadium has almost 67,000 seats, including 6,000 club seats and 87 luxury suites. According to the Stadium’s website, every seat in Gillette Stadium is focused toward midfield to provide optimum sight lines for Patriot fans. 960 1280

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Cleveland Browns' Stadium

Cleveland Browns' Stadium

Located in downtown Cleveland on over 30 acres of land, FirstEnergy Stadium, also known as "The Dawg Pound," is the only stadium in the NFL that has yet to host a playoff game. With owner Jimmy Haslam at the helm, Cody Kessler on the field and over 73,000 fans in the stands, the Browns look to reverse that trend in the near future. 960 1280

  

Heinz Field

Heinz Field

Since 2001, the Pittsburgh Steelers have called Heinz Field their home. Before Heinz Stadium, the team played its home games at Three River Stadium, which was demolished. The new stadium seats 65,050 people and it is located in Pittsburgh’s North Shore neighborhood. 960 1280

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CenturyLink Field

CenturyLink Field

The Seattle Seahawks play their home games at CenturyLink Field, just south of downtown Seattle. The $360-million facility includes a roof that protects about 70 percent of the 72,000 seats available in stadium. Owners claim that the stadium has the largest executive suites in professional sports. You make the call! 960 1280

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O.co Coliseum

O.co Coliseum

O.co Coliseum a.k.a. Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum is a multi-purpose stadium, located in Oakland, California. In 1995, a $120 million renovation project created 22,000 new seats, 90 luxury suites, two private clubs and twp state-of-the art scoreboards. The Coliseum is the full-time home to the Oakland Raiders and Major League Baseball’s Oakland Athletics. Seating capacity is 63,132 for a football game and 35,067 for baseball game. 960 1280

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Lambeau Field

Lambeau Field

Lambeau Field -- once called New City Stadium -- was renamed in 1965 in memory of the Green Bay Packers’ founder Curly Lambeau, who was also a former coach and player. The Stadium, located in Green Bay, Wisconsin, seats more than 73,000 cheeseheads. 960 1280

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Arrowhead Stadium

Arrowhead Stadium

Arrowhead Stadium, home to the Kansas City Chiefs, seats over 76,000 fans. When comparing stadium seating capacity, it’s the sixth largest NFL stadium. The Stadium, located in Kansas City, Missouri, also provides fans with a climate-controlled tailgate party with all-you-can-eat catering, ice-cold drinks and pre-game television coverage -- of course, all for a price. 960 1280

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Sports Authority Field at Mile High

Sports Authority Field at Mile High

In Denver, Colorado, visit Sports Authority Field at Mile High to see the Broncos play their home games. The Stadium’s “south stands” is known among the locals as the loudest section in the stadium. And if you’re nearby for a football game, be sure to check out the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Museum, located at Gate 1 on the west side of the stadium. 960 1280

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Soldier Field

Soldier Field

Soldier Field, home to the Chicago Bears, has a seating capacity of 61,500, making it the smallest stadium in NFL. Designed in 1919 and completed in the 1920s, the Field serves as a memorial to Americans soldiers who died in past wars. The stadium also features many memorials dedicated to previous Bears heroes, including former coach Mike Ditka. 960 1280

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