If you really think about it, “tailgating” before a sporting event is as American as Apple Pie. As a country, the United States loves its sports, and definitely loves its food (and beverages). So combining the two only makes sense.
In the college sports world, which tends to attract the most passionate fan bases, tailgating becomes the cornerstone for a full day’s sporting experience. You start early in the morning, eat a meal with a few thousand of your friends, and head to the stadium to watch your favorite team play.
But which Universities around the nation do it the best? Glad you asked. Here are 26 of our favorite (in no particular order):
25. University of Washington
Located right off Union Bay, which adjoins Lake Washington, it’s no surprise that the University of Washington’s tailgating scene is better known by the portmanteau of “sailgating.”
Many Huskies alumni and fans will pull their boats up right off the lake, and put their anchors down for a morning and afternoon of enjoying food and beverages — the former of which includes a great seafood scene — in preparation of watching the University of Washington, which has made it to a Bowl Game ever year since 2011, taking on their next opponent.
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