Tailgating before football games is a time-honored tradition. If you’re going to the NFL’s premier game, Super Bowl XLVIII, you can’t partake in this tradition however.
“You will be allowed to have food in your car and have drink in your car,” according to the game’s committee CEO Al Kelly, via ESPN. “And provided you’re in the boundaries of a single parking space, you’ll be able to eat or drink right next to your car. However, you’re not going to be able to take out a lounge chair, you’re not going to be able to take out a grill, and you’re not going to be able to take up more than one parking space. And it’ll all be watched very carefully.”
This was sprinkled in during the committee’s Monday news conference regarding transportation and safety for the Feb. 2, 2014, game. MetLife Stadium is a bit out in the middle of nowhere, and they were addressing the numerous way NFL fans can make their way to the game on Super Bowl Sunday.
The tailgating ban seems like an effort to make sure all the parking spots available are used properly in an effort to ensure that everyone gets into the game safely and in a timely manner.