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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Venue vs. Venue

Venue vs. Venue

Named after legendary head coach Adolph Rupp, Rupp Arena in downtown Lexington, KY, is the largest stadium built specifically for basketball in the United States. Built in the middle of Lexington Center -- a convention and shopping facility -- Rupp Arena holds more the 24,000 people. With arguably the most passionate fans in college basketball, they don't get wilder than the fans of Big Blue Nation. 960 1280

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Venue vs. Venue

Venue vs. Venue

The University of Connecticut men's basketball team is unique in the fact that it plays its home games at 2 different arenas: The XL center in Hartford and Gampel Pavilion (pictured above), located on UConn's campus. 960 1280

  

Campus vs. Campus

Campus vs. Campus

Housing just over 29,000 students, the University of Kentucky in Lexington is the largest college in the state. The William T. Young Library (pictured above) is just one of the 15 libraries on campus. 960 1280

  

Campus vs. Campus

Campus vs. Campus

Home to over 28,000 students, the university's main campus is located in Storrs, CT. This public research university is just 28 miles outside of the state's capital, Hartford. 960 1280

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Landmark vs. Landmark

Landmark vs. Landmark

From equestrian events to parades showcasing rare breeds of horses, the Kentucky Horse Park is the leading tourist attraction for all things "horse" in the world. Boasting over 1,220 acres of rolling greens and hundreds of beautiful horses, the park gives Lexington its nickname, The Horse Capital of the World. 960 1280

  

Landmark vs. Landmark

Landmark vs. Landmark

The Mark Twain house, located in Hartford, is one of the more historic landmarks in Connecticut. His major works, including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Prince and the Pauper and Huckleberry Finn, were written while Twain resided in this home. 960 1280

  

Iconic Food or Drink vs. Iconic Food or Drink

Iconic Food or Drink vs. Iconic Food or Drink

The Woodford Reserve is one of many bourbon distilleries located in and around Lexington, KY. According to the Kentucky Distillers Association, 95% of bourbon, America's only native spirit, is produced in Kentucky. 960 1280

  

Iconic Food or Drink vs. Iconic Food or Drink

Iconic Food or Drink vs. Iconic Food or Drink

At the UConn Dairy Bar, ice cream is more then just a frozen delicacy. Order their fresh, homemade ice cream inside, then take a walk out back to Horsebarn Hill to see the cow that made it all possible. 960 1280

  

Sports Bar vs. Sports Bar

Sports Bar vs. Sports Bar

If you couldn't get tickets to the big game with the rest of your Big Blue Nation companions, then head to the Shamrock Bar & Grille. With wall-to-wall TVs and the best bar food in the area, come cheer on your Wildcats like only Kentuckians know how … loud and proud! 960 1280

  

Sports Bar vs. Sports Bar

Sports Bar vs. Sports Bar

Located within the Nathan Hale Inn on the University of Connecticut's campus, the True Blue Tavern is the perfect spot to relax after a long day and catch the Huskies doing what they do best: play basketball. With top-notch food and a championship basketball display that would put most sports bar to shame, there is no better place to catch a game in Storrs. 960 1280

  

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

  

Monument Park, Bronx, N.Y.

Monument Park, Bronx, N.Y.

Throughout history, some of the game's greatest players have worn the famous pinstripes of the New York Yankees. From Babe Ruth to Yogi Berra, the greatest Bronx Bombers are enshrined just beyond the center field fences at the new Yankee Stadium. 960 1280

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Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, N.Y.

Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, N.Y.

The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, is where the legends of the game are enshrined and a must-visit for any baseball fan. Inside the museum, visitors can view items such as the earliest known baseball jersey, Babe Ruth's 60th home run bat and the ball Cy Young used during his 500th win. A special time to visit is during the annual induction ceremony where players who have been voted in are honored for their achievements. 960 1280

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Doubleday Field, Cooperstown, N.Y.

Doubleday Field, Cooperstown, N.Y.

Opened on September 6, 1920, Doubleday Field is just a short walk from the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Named after Abner Doubleday, a man thought to have been the inventor of the game, Doubleday Field was once a cow pasture until it was converted into a ballpark in his honor. For a number of years, the field served as the location of the Hall of Fame Game, which was an exhibition between two major league teams, but that ended in 2008. Today, visitors can schedule the field for their own games or simply walk the grounds and take in the history. 960 1280

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Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Kansas City, Missouri

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Kansas City, Missouri

In the early 20th century, African-Americans were banned from playing professional baseball with whites, so they created their own teams and leagues across the country instead. The leagues, which operated from the 1920s to the early 1960s, featured many star players who are household names today, including Satchel Paige, Jackie Robinson and Willie Mays. The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, highlights the rich history of African-American baseball with interactive exhibits and hundreds of photographs from the era. 960 1280

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Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory, Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory, Louisville, Kentucky

You can't miss the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory in Kentucky, just look for the World's Biggest Bat leaning against the side of a building. Once inside, guests can go on a tour of the factory and see how the bats are crafted and view historic game-used bats from Joe DiMaggio, Babe Ruth and others. 960 1280

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Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts

Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts

As the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball (opened in 1912), Fenway Park is a must-visit for any baseball fan even if you're not a fan of the hometown Boston Red Sox. The park is packed with history and charm that newer ballparks just can't compete with. Whether its the Big Green Monster in left field, Pesky's Pole in right or the rendition of "Sweet Caroline" played during the eighth inning, Fenway Park is a one-of-a-kind experience not to be missed. 960 1280

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Field of Dreams, Dyersville, Iowa

Field of Dreams, Dyersville, Iowa

If you've ever wondered if you can visit the actual field from the film "Field of Dreams" the answer is "yes." In Dyersville, Iowa, baseball fans can play catch on the field Ray Kinsella built after hearing a voice whisper, "If you build it, he will come." The farmhouse, corn in center field and stands where the Kinsella family watched Shoeless Joe Jackson and others play ball remain as they did in the movie. 960 1280

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Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum, Greenville, S.C.

Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum, Greenville, S.C.

"Shoeless" Joe Jackson was one of the greatest players to ever put on a baseball uniform but he's also one of the game's most infamous due to a lifetime ban stemming from his alleged involvement in fixing the 1919 World Series. In 2006, his home in Greenville, South Carolina, was moved to 356 Field Street, in honor of his lifetime batting average, and opened as the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum. 960 1280

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Bobblehead Museum, Miami, Florida

Bobblehead Museum, Miami, Florida

Bobbleheads and baseball have been synonymous with each other since the 1960s. At the new Marlins Park in Miami, Florida, fans can view up to 700 collectibles at the Bobblehead Museum. Featuring players, mascots and broadcasters from every MLB team, this display continuously moves to keep heads bobbling all game long. 960 1280

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Babe Ruth's Gravesite, Hawthorne, N.Y.

Babe Ruth's Gravesite, Hawthorne, N.Y.

Babe Ruth is arguably the greatest baseball player to ever play the game and perhaps its most famous as well. "The Sultan of Swat" as he was known, hit 714 home runs during his career (third all-time) and was one of the first five inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame. After his death in 1948, Ruth was buried at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, New York, and fans continue to leave flowers and baseball memorabilia on his grave. 960 1280

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Howard J. Lamade Stadium, Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Howard J. Lamade Stadium, Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Howard J. Lamade Stadium is where baseball returns to its roots. Every summer, teams from across the world ascend on Williamsport, Pennsylvania, to take part in the Little League World Series. The stadium was built in 1959 and holds 40,000 people with many sitting on the hill beyond the center-field wall. 960 1280

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Jackie Robinson Ballpark

Jackie Robinson Ballpark

The story of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier begins in Daytona Beach, Florida, in 1946. Robinson played for the Montreal Royals, the top minor league team of the Brooklyn Dodgers, and the two played an exhibition at City Island Ballpark. The game was the first in which an African American played with whites in an organized game of professional baseball since the late 19th century. The city renamed the park Jackie Robinson Ballpark in 1990 and created a museum for the baseball icon within its gates. 960 1280

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Rickwood Field, Birmingham, Alabama

Rickwood Field, Birmingham, Alabama

Built in 1910, Rickwood Field in Birmingham, Alabama, is recognized as the oldest professional ballpark still in use today. The park was modeled after Forbes Field in Pittsburgh and was home to the Birmingham Coal Barons and the Black Barons of the Negro Leagues. In 1987, the Barons left Rickwood to play their home games elsewhere but since 1996, the team returns for the annual Rickwood Classic. 960 1280

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Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois

Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois

When it comes to ballparks, there are few as iconic as Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. With its famous ivy-covered walls and retro scoreboard, the "Friendly Confines" as it's known, was built in 1914, making it the second oldest park in the majors. The park has witnessed many historic moments like Babe Ruth's "called shot" and Pete Rose's 4,191 hit. Until the Chicago Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians with an 8-7, 10-inning victory in Game 7 in 2016, they hadn't won the World Series since 1908. 960 1280

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Estadio Latinoamericano, Havana, Cuba

Estadio Latinoamericano, Havana, Cuba

Baseball may be America's pastime, but the passion for the game is just as strong in Cuba. The island nation has produced several star players currently in Major League Baseball and with travel restriction recently lifted, American's can now experience the atmosphere of Cuban baseball. The Estadio Latinoamericano in Havana recently hosted an exhibition game featuring the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cuban national team with President Obama watching from the stands. 960 1280

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