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The NFL football season is back, which means it’s time to hit the road to root for your favorite team. Every football fan knows that the fun starts before the opening kickoff, at the stadium parking lot tailgate. If you’re traveling to games this football season, check out RV Trader’s breakdown of 10 of the best NFL stadiums for RV tailgating. Unfortunately, not every NFL stadium allows camper, RV, and motorhome parking on-site, but we’ve narrowed down the ones that do.

The information in this article, including pricing and other stadium parking details, is accurate at the time of publishing. Please verify all details with the stadiums before purchasing parking or traveling.

1. Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri

Fans of the Kansas City Chiefs can always expect a great game from their team. Before heading into Arrowhead Stadium, Chiefs fans start their tailgates as soon as the parking lots open, which is four-and-a-half hours before kickoff. Don’t expect just burgers and hotdogs on the grill, though. In Kansas City, barbecue is a tailgating staple.

Those traveling in a large rig, such as a Class A or Class C motorhome, may be asked to park in another area if your RV takes up two or more spaces. If you do have to move, you will also need to purchase an oversized-vehicle pass. Before you go, check Arrowhead Stadium’s vehicle size comparison chart to see if your camper is considered an oversized vehicle.

2. Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin

You aren’t a real cheesehead until you tailgate at Lambeau Field before a Green Bay Packers game. Even in subzero temperatures, fans gather in the Lambeau Field parking lot to warm up near the grill, eat bratwurst, and toast with an ice-cold Wisconsin beer.

RVers hoping to tailgate in the Lambeau Field’s lot must make sure their camper, along with any tailgating necessities, fit in a 9×18-foot parking space. If your rig is larger than this, you’ll need to park in one of the nearby lots for oversized vehicles.

3. Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, New York

The northeast might not be an ideal travel destination in late fall and winter, but a tailgate experience with Buffalo Bills fans makes the trip and freezing temperatures worth it. You’ll find no shortage of eating, drinking, and Bills Mafia’s signature table smashing at parking lots near Highmark Stadium.

Highmark Stadium offers a camper-specific parking lot with the purchase of a season permit, which could be a good deal for Bills fans who plan on RV tailgating all season. It’s important to note that the camper lot does not include parking for an additional vehicle, so if you have a fifth wheel or travel trailer, you’ll have to park your tow vehicle in another lot.

4. Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Get your fill of cheesesteaks at a Philadelphia Eagles tailgate. Many of the parking lots at Lincoln Financial Field open four-and-a-half hours before kickoff, giving you plenty of time to soak up the energy of the enthusiastic Philly fans.

Oversized vehicles, such as RVs, are $80 to park at Lincoln Financial Field on-site parking lots for Eagles games. There is an increased fee, compared to standard-vehicle parking, to cover the extra spot that an RV would take up.

5. NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas

While the Dallas Cowboys may have a bigger fanbase, Houston Texans fans know how to tailgate. Fans gather up to three-and-a-half hours before kickoff to throw ribs, brisket, or chicken on the grill. You can enjoy these barbecue meats on their own or in tacos for a real Tex-Mex-style tailgate.

Tailgating at NRG Stadium is limited to an 8×16-foot parking space for most vehicles. RVs are required to pre-purchase at least two parking passes, depending on the size of your rig. When you arrive to NRG Park, a staff member will direct you to a designated RV area at an on-site lot.

6. FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland Browns fans have no problem bringing the energy to FirstEnergy Stadium. Browns fans eagerly gather in the North Coast Municipal Parking Lot, also known as the “Muni Lot,” as early as 7 a.m. the day of a home game. Many fans even stick around after kickoff for their own parking lot watch party.

Park your RV by one of the festively decorated orange buses, complete with all your tailgating essentials—grills, games, and kegs. This parking lot does charge per parking space, so if your camper takes up more than one space, you’ll be paying extra.

7. Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois

Tailgate lakeside when you visit Chicago’s Soldier Field. Bears fans arrive up to four hours before game time to throw an array of meats on the grill and play cornhole. A Chicago Bears tailgate isn’t complete without hearing a pre-game rally speech from Fiesta Bob.

Soldier Field permits tailgating on all stadium-controlled parking lots. For families looking to tailgate without alcohol around, Soldier Field offers family-friendly parking at three different lots. Any vehicle that doesn’t fit in a regular-sized parking space is considered an oversized vehicle and will be required to pay $155 and park at the Adler Planetarium Lot.

8. M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland

Sundays in Baltimore are dedicated to the Ravens. Fans clad in black and purple make their way downtown for pregame festivities at M&T Bank Stadium. Being in Maryland, you can expect to indulge in seafood at a tailgate—crab cakes and crab dip—along with Baltimore’s famous pit beef.

Tailgating is welcome at select M&T Bank Stadium parking lots, including Lot H which is designated for oversized vehicles. RVs and campers are required to arrive at Lot H at least three hours before game time. A second parking pass will be required to park in one of these 9×18-foot spaces.

9. Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada

The newly constructed Allegiant Stadium is now home to the Las Vegas Raiders. When the team was in Oakland, California, their fanbase was notorious for epic tailgates, and they’ve brought their traditions to Las Vegas. Go from the bustling Vegas strip, across the Hacienda Bridge, to get the tailgating fun started up to four hours before kickoff.

Allegiant Stadium allows tailgating at its on-site and off-site parking lots. As long as your RV is less than 20-feet long, you will be permitted to park at one of the on-site lots. Any larger vehicle will have to find an off-site lot that allows RVs.

10. Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, New England

Warm up during a chilly winter tailgate with a steaming bowl of New England clam chowder when you RV to a Patriots tailgate. You can even find a mobile brick oven, painted with the Patriots’ logo, firing out Italian-style pizzas. Enjoy the parking lot tailgate in your RV before heading to Patriot Place where you can find bars, restaurants, and even a bowling alley.

Gillette Stadium parking spaces are 9×18 feet. Any vehicle larger than this size is considered an oversized vehicle and will be directed to the appropriate lot. Don’t worry though, the oversized vehicle parking lot is right in the center of the other general parking, so you won’t miss out on the tailgating excitement. 

Nothing bonds fans more than sharing food on the grill and a cold drink before the game. An RV tailgate at any of these NFL stadiums will certainly be one for the books, whether your team wins or loses. And, if you’re looking for a camper for your NFL tailgates, browse the nationwide inventory of new and used RVs for sale on RVTrader.com.

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