Can You Tailgate at Super Bowl 2022?

Super Bowl LVI is coming to SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California this weekend. This Super Bowl will feature the Los Angles Rams, Cincinnati Bengals, and appearances from Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, and Mary J Blige. It’s too late for tickets but what some truck, SUV, and minivan owners really want to know is, can you tailgate at Super Bowl 2022?

How much does it cost to tailgate at the Super Bowl?

Jerrod Gomez of Paramount plays catch while tailgating before the Rams vs. Chargers game at SoFi Stadium.
Jerrod Gomez of Paramount plays catch while tailgating before the Rams vs. Chargers game at SoFi Stadium | Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

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Tailgating is when folks gather in stadium parking lots to enjoy good food, drinks, and good company while they cheer on their favorite football teams. Folks break out everything from barbecue grills to canopy tents. If your team is winning, tailgating heightens the experience. If your team is losing, at least you have some good snacks around as well as other fans to commiserate with.

Tailgating is also a great opportunity to show off your ride, whether it’s stock or modified. Some tailgaters arrive with elaborate truck setups and wild truck bed modifications. The Super Bowl isn’t the average tailgating event. It costs more than a pretty penny to attend the game itself, but what about the big tailgate party?

According to CBS News, tickets for the SoFi Stadium 2022 Super Bowl watch party tailgate start at $395. Tickets can cost over $20,000 for a 12-person tailgate cabana. The 2022 Players Tailgate is hosted by Guy Fieri, DJ Irei, and Emcee Sage Steele this Super Bowl weekend.

There’s a catch to tailgating at Super Bowl 2022

Ram fans tailgate before the Rams vs. Chargers game at SoFi Stadium.
Ram fans tailgate before the Rams vs. Chargers game at SoFi Stadium | Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

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Before you get your jerseys on and load up your truck bed, there’s something you should know about tailgating at Super Bowl 2022. Access is restricted to the general public. The parking lot is only available for ticket holders. Tickets are thousands of dollars. Access to the tailgate area would be another additional fee.

Normally, many of the fans who attend tailgate parties in parking lots don’t actually attend the game itself. The Super Bowl is home to the country’s most expensive annual tailgate party. That being said, SoFi stadium seats 70,000 people. Thousands of those fans will spend the extra dough on the tailgate party, especially residents of the hosting state of California.

What are the best tailgate party trucks?

A black Ram 1500 full-size truck is parked in a parking lot.
The Ram 1500 | Ram

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Pickup trucks are a common fixture at tailgate parties because of their utility. Truck beds are perfect for hauling grills, coolers, foldable chairs, and anything else you may need to enjoy game day. The best tailgate party trucks are debatable, however, some trucks do offer more utility than others.

Some of the best tailgate party trucks include the GMC Sierra, Ram 1500. and Honda Ridgeline. The GMC Sierra has an inset center section that can be dropped. When this section is dropped and the tailgate is raised you have a great makeshift table. The Ram 1500 features a multifunction tailgate option that can open in three different ways. It also has a high payload capacity for lugging all the creature comforts you need for the coziest party possible.

The Honda Ridgeline includes a tailgate that can drop down or swing-out. It has a max payload capacity of about 1,500 pounds, which is more than enough to haul everything but the kitchen sink to the parking lot. It also features in-bed storage for more delicate items that you may not have room for in the cabin.

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