Know before you go
For starters, fully research stadium rules, parking lot opening times, sanctioned tailgating areas, etc., before game day. If you’re planning on staking out a large area, the last thing you want is being told you’re in a no-tailgating section. Make sure your extra battery chargers are maxed out, grills are gassed (or have charcoal, duh), and you’ve got chairs for your squad. Remember to pack plenty of SOLO plates and cups (and not just for serving, but for prep as well). And please, bring sunscreen. No team’s color is painfully-scorched pink.