Friday, January 26, 2007

NFL Bans Tailgating at Super Bowl

Looks like if you want the true outdoors pre-game experience, you'll have to do it somewhere other than Dolphins stadium in Miami. Even though the Dolphins allow tailgating in their parking lots before and after the game for all regular and post-season games, the NFL is saying there will be no tailgating in Dolphins lots or within 1 mile of the stadium on Super Bowl Sunday. In fact, NFL host committee officials have confirmed with Miami-Dade police -- get caught grilling and you could go to jail! From CBS Miami:

"There is no tailgating allowed in the Dolphin Stadium parking lots," Sue Jaquez, a member of the Super Bowl XLI Host Committee, confirmed on Tuesday. "And there is no tailgating anywhere within a one-mile radius of the stadium." "And there are no RVs allowed."

The Dolphins do not organize and oversee the Super Bowl, Jaquez pointed out. Instead, those duties are left up to NFL officials. And because of security reasons, no pre-game partying on (or very near) the premises will take place. Fans spotted tailgating could face charges, Jaquez said.

Detective Nelda Fonticella of the Miami-Dade Police confirmed the Super Bowl rules. If caught grilling or consuming alcohol within that one-mile radius of Dolphins Stadium, fans initially "will be warned and asked to pick up their things and leave," Fonticella said. "We're trying to make this a pleasant experience for everyone, and there will be plenty to do in the week leading up to the game."


Jason266 said...

When fear keeps us from tailgating, then the terrorists have won.

Christopher Maples said...

what a crock of shit!! how do yo ban tailgating at the biggest football event of the year?!?!

Anonymous said...

Jason, its not a fear of terrorists. Its a fear of not selling as many $8 beers.