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Are NFL teams putting too many restrictions on tailgaters for the sake of a family friendly environment?

Posted by Emil Steiner on June 24, 2009 6:11 AM
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marktracz: Tailgaters need a lot of space and it makes sense to have them on the perimeter of the parking lots. The real problem would be if the NFL wo...

theintrepidone: I consider myself a diehard. I bleed burgundy and sweat gold. I can symmpathize with tailgaters. I am a season ticket holder assigned the ...

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marktracz Author Profile Page :

Tailgaters need a lot of space and it makes sense to have them on the perimeter of the parking lots. The real problem would be if the NFL would ever ban tailgating. Give em space to party and everyone involved wins.

theintrepidone Author Profile Page :

I consider myself a diehard. I bleed burgundy and sweat gold.

I can symmpathize with tailgaters. I am a season ticket holder assigned the Green Lot. But when I come to the game 90 minutes early, and am herded back past my lot to that sorry lot in front of the PGC Recreation Center, past much closer Green Lot parking spaces occupied by grills, coolers and folding chairs, I get totally p*ss*ed.

Those white lines are there for vehicles that brought you to the game. Not to serve as one's "patio" for entertaining.

So limiting the tailgaters to a specific area is inconvenient for them?

So is being pointed back to the PG County Rec center, where, at the end of the game, you aren't even allowed to use the exit right there closest to the street. You have to go back into the middle of the parking lot to get out to the public street. That's needless inconvenience.

Tailgaters, I love you guys but entering and exiting the lot should not take longer than the game itself, and that's the way it is at FEDEX now.

 
 
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