College football season is here and with its massive tailgate parties before and after the games, no vehicle is better equipped for serious tailgating more than an RV. When you have your own electricity and appliances on hand (not to mention a private bathroom), tailgating with an RV brings the football experience to the next level.
Of course there’s tailgating in the NFL, but college football is entirely different animal. With some schools boasting tailgating crowds that exceed the capacity of their stadiums, college football has professional fans. Check out our list of the top 5 tailgating schools and be sure to let us know where your favorite spot is in the comments.
Michigan is one of the most storied college football programs in the country and the tailgating scene isn’t much different. With a stadium that seats more people than the population of Ann Arbor itself, tailgating for a Michigan game is one of the more intense college football experiences.
If there are two things that Texas takes seriously, it’s football and barbecue. Roaming through the Texas tailgating scene, you’ll see plenty of oversized barbecue grills serving up everything from brisket to sausage to ribs. Add in the fact Austin is one of most lively cities in the country, and you’re sure to have a great time both before and after the game.
If there’s one place you want to tailgate with your RV, it’s Auburn. Auburn invented marathon tailgating—fans show up as much as 2 days before kickoff to start the festivities, blatantly breaking the rules
outlined on the Auburn Athletics website
for tailgating. In fact, the rules were instituted because of the marathon tailgating parties.
If you like beer, you’ll like tailgating in Wisconsin. With over 85 breweries in the state, Wisconsin tailgates often feature a beer menu that rivals most bars. With the temperatures dropping low during the latter half of the season, you’ll certainly need a few beers and maybe a brat and some cheese to stay warm.
1. Ole Miss
Ole Miss tailgating revolves around “The Grove”—a 10 acre plot of land in the middle of the University of Mississippi’s campus that gets its name from the oak, magnolia, and elm trees throughout the area. With shady areas to protect you from the southern heat and enough room for as many as 25,000 fans, the Grove is second to none.
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Tailgating At College Football Games