Going to a ballgame is not just only about the baseball. There is a whole experience to it all, from the fans to the food, the music and the showmanship, the equipment (the barbecue, the coolers, the canopy, the chairs, so on and so forth) and lets not forget about the culture of tailgating. Entire product lines have spawned up around the scene of tailgating, and people have built up quite the culture around it. Who hasn’t been to a tailgating party at least once in their lives? If you haven’t, then it is highly recommended. Not only are you socializing with friends and family and even strangers, but there are the people nearby who provide a community of fun and good memories.
If you fancy yourself as someone who would be up for something like a good tailgating event, then you have to know where to go. Not all baseball parks are great for tailgaters, but there are a few out there that are ideal for this kind of an event. Here are a few that you should check out if you’re ever in the area.
Angel Stadium, Anaheim, Los Angeles
What makes a good place for someone to go to and have some tailgating fun? Ideally, a huge, flat parking lot is pretty much what is primarily needed, but it also has to be allowed in the park as well. Tailgating can also cause havoc on traffic, i.e. people simply trying to leave the park and tailgaters kind of take up the lanes.
So, under this light, the stadium for the Anaheim Angels is a great place to set up your canopy, open the back of the truck up and do some tailgating. The best place to park it for a tailgating setup is right underneath the giant A, right next to the freeway. Seeing as Los Angeles does not have the NFL team, tailgating at baseball games get a lot more elaborate. The tailgating scene gets especially interesting when the Freeway Series starts, which is when the Los Angeles Dodgers play the Anaheim Angels.
On the other end of that spectrum, tailgating can be difficult at Dodger’s Stadium due to the fact that the park lot there is not necessarily savvy towards tailgating- it could get a little cramped. There was also an incident wherein 132 people were arrested for trying to tailgate in Dodgers Stadium. So, let’s just say it might be a bit hard to tailgate there. Head to the Angels Stadium instead. And don’t forget to bring the canopy- it can get quite hot and sunny down there in Anaheim.
Miller Park, Milwaukee
In the homeland of beer and brats, tailgating can get up into the realm of epic proportions. It is a major part of the tailgating experience that happens in Milwaukee. Most Brewers fans have partaken in the experience at Miller Park, and are usually seasoned Packers fans who also take their tailgating prowess to the football stadium as well.
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
Closely rated with the fans at Miller Park, Phillies fans also have an extreme passion and aptitude for the tailgating experience at Citizens Bank Park. It is well known that people who live in Philadelphia are hardcore sports fans, so it makes a lot of sense that they would take their tailgating to the max. It is almost heresy for Phillies fans to not tailgate before they go off to a game. With prowess and style, it is recommended that one head over to the Philadelphia stadium and get in on the tailgating scene there for a great experience.