Tailgate Fan correspondents Nick Stevens and Jerry Miller roam the entire countryside searching for the wildest and most epic tailgates in all of football.
The story of the San Diego Chargers is rich in history and folklore, but it’s the tailgaters that shape the fan base and spearheads camaraderie and team spirit.
Some tailgaters think they are the know-it-alls of the pavement party scene, but little do they realize, tailgating and the San Diego Chargers have a history that goes back to the late 1960s. Using the guide below, you’ll blow your tailgating pals away with the insider’s scoop at the next NFL alma mater name trivia game.
A San Diego Chargers tailgating party is a celebration in its own right, but sometimes game day falls on other special occasions, like your birthday. This double whammy jubilee can transform your parking lot party into a victorious gathering, even when your favorite Charger has slippery hands.
Over the years, San Diego Charger fans have stepped up and demonstrated their knack for tailgating fare with winning recipes and kudos from the crowd. Between the Tailgating with TailGate Beer and the Iron Tailgater recipe contests, Chargers fans have seen firsthand the esteemed cooks of their fan club.
As you plan your parking lot party, take time to review any safety policies and procedures so that you and your group of Chargers revelers will be prepared in the event of an emergency.
Creating your own signature style is almost as fun as meeting in the parking lot for pre-game bliss. Where to start? Here is your guide to mixing and matching San Diego Chargers paraphernalia so that game day is speckled with fashionable team spirit.
Good news for tailgaters is that the Q is equipped with bathrooms conveniently located and easily accessible throughout the parking lots and stadium – you just need to know where to go. If you park it right, running to the little boys’ or girls’ room won’t put a damper on your tailgating gala.
Although the weekend forecast predicts only a 20 percent chance of rain, the weather can sometimes be temperamental. San Diego Chargers fans always need to be prepared so that the change in temperature or precipitation won’t rain on their tailgating parade.
Cool trucks or unique travel vans ain’t got nothing on these. Check out some of the most badass tailgating vehicles on four wheels.
Seasoned San Diego Chargers tailgaters know the nooks and crannies of Qualcomm Stadium, but not everyone is a lifer with expert knowledge about the art of parking lot jubilees. Ensuring your tailgate scene goes off without a hitch is easy if you follow the tailgating rules of the road.
When Lot A3 at Qualcomm Stadium is a zoo, gather a group of your friends together and reserve a tailgating bus. A party bus gives you an intimate gathering with the same amenities you would get in the parking lot – delicious food, cold beer, music and games – but it’s just a tad more civilized.
A bonus about living in the San Diego area is that you’ll find a colossal amount of die-hard Chargers fans just like you all over the city. And many of them are bar and restaurant owners featuring celebratory football specials on any given game day.
San Diego Chargers tailgate parties have personalities of their own. Discover their uniqueness as you tour Qualcomm Stadium’s tailgate district section by section.
This weekend, get the whole family involved in football fever and stock your party with Chargers-themed paraphernalia.