Football season is officially underway. Hundreds of thousands of fans will pack stadiums and parking lots all across the country for games at every level. One of the best parts about supporting your favorite team is the tailgating, and tailgating means good food and fun times. Here are some tailgating tips to make the most of your tailgating experience this football season.

Dress in team colors – Don’t forget to wear your favorite team jersey or t-shirt. Show your team spirit!

Plan your menu before the game – Keep the menu simple like burgers or subs so you don’t have to spend the whole time preparing and cooking.

Make a list of the items you want to bring – Check off the items on your list as you pack so you don’t forget anything. Don’t forget items like trash bags and utensils.

Plan to stay awhile – Get there 3-4 hours early and plan to stay 1-2 hours after the game for the most enjoyment.

Find a good spot to park – Park near a grassy area or at an end spot. This leaves more room for you and your group to do activities like corn hole or throwing the football around.

Decorate your tailgate site – Show your pride in your team by dressing up your tailgate site.

Meet your tailgate neighbors – Invite your tailgate neighbors to join you or throw the football around with them.

Bring the right listed the best tailgating vehicles in this article. A pickup truck or SUV is best for tailgating because they have the most interior or exterior space.