Bring the Fun to the Tailgate
One of the best ways to enjoy tailgating is by bringing the fun with you! Grab a few friends or family members and bring along cornhole or lawn golf to enjoy some games of your own before kickoff. If you want to try something a little different, give these lawn games a shot for a unique tailgating experience!
Checklist of Tailgate Supplies
When you head out to tailgate, you'll want to cook food and bring some entertainment along while you wait for the game to start. Make sure to pack all of these supplies:
- Trash bags
- Grilling supplies (tongs, charcoal, spatula, lighter, matches, etc.)
- Plates, plastic silverware, paper towels, napkins, etc.
- Cutting board
- Canopy tent (MSU tailgate rules note that it can't be any larger than 10ftx10ft)
- Lawn chairs
- Main and side dishes
- First aid kit (just in case!)
- Rain ponchos
- Jumper cables
Grab a Bite to Eat
If you don't feel like cooking or want to explore Downtown Lansing, we've got the perfect list of places to try! For a quick bite to eat, head out to any of these restaurants before the game:
- Menna's Joint: grilled wraps and sandwiches with uniquely crafted recipes
- Backyard Bar-B-Q: barbecue joint with a wide array of sides
- Stateside Deli: deli sandwiches, cheesesteaks, and the "Famous #32"
- Waterfront Grill: organic dishes, locally sourced ingredients, and more
- Westlund's Apple Market: local grocery store featuring a wide range of to-go foods
Pre-Game Warmup on Adams Field
Every year, fans bring their blankets and set up their tailgates near Adams field to get the perfect view for the pre-game warmups! About 2 hours before the game, the band members arrive and warm up on different parts of the field. Once the Sousaphone section arrives, the whole band breaks out into a show for all of the fans gathered around! The band quickly breaks into "The Series", an MSU game day tradition, before heading down Red Cedar Road to the stadium.
Enjoy a Safe and Fun Tailgate
Most importantly, make sure you have a fun and safe tailgate experience! Read up on MSU's tailgate safety rules to ensure that you don't break any rules while you enjoy your day. If you have any questions or are curious about a specific rule, contact MSU's game day department for more information. Following the rules and cooperating with the police will allow you to enjoy all the pre-game festivities before the game!
One of the best ways to have fun from beginning to end at an MSU game is by enjoying a great tailgate before the team hits the field. Have a fun and safe experience before you make your way to Spartan Stadium by taking part in these MSU tailgating activities and tips. Fun fact: not only is it college football season, it's also SUV season! Browse our new vehicle inventory to find exclusive discounts and offers, and use some of our rebates and incentives to enjoy price reductions on new and used vehicles in our lot!
Located conveniently just outside of Lansing, Hank Graff Chevrolet Okemos is here to help you with your car buying and servicing needs. Our goal is to create a transparent experience and a comfortable environment for all of our valuable customers. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, reach us at (517) 349-8300, or stop by the dealership at 1748 W. Grand River in Okemos, MI 48864
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