How to Host the Best Tailgate at Kauffman Stadium
Baseball season is finally here, and all is right in Kansas City. And while a certain parking lot to the west may be more well-known for its epic tailgates, Kauffman Stadium’s lot is no slouch. There’s nothing quite like a warm summer evening spent sharing a few drinks and bites with friends and family before heading in for the first crack of the bat.
Ahead, find our favorite tips on how to host the best tailgate at Kauffman, whether you’re out watching a nailbiter of a series against the Tigers or taking in a sleeper just before the All-Star break.
BREAK OUT THE TEAM SPIRIT
Decorate your own or buy a branded one, but a KC cooler is just the ticket for showing off your spirit for the boys in blue.
USE FROZEN WATER BOTTLES FOR ICE
Line your cooler with these in lieu of ice and you’ll keep your drinks cold and have a way to keep hydrated. Perfect.
USE A BALLOON TO HELP FRIENDS FIND YOU
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It’s a concrete jungle out there. Make sure your friends make it to the stadium’s best tailgate — yours — by providing wayfinding assistance via a helium balloon floating above your car.
ONLY THE HOMETOWN’S BEST BBQ WILL DO
You could stay up all night, tending to your smoker and prepping potato salad. Or, you could pick up a full spread of BBQ from brisket to burnt ends and be the tailgate all the neighbors want to join. And when it’s a Kansas City tailgate, only BBQ will do. Check out Crazy Good Eats catering menu and give us a call 913-905-2744 to schedule your next tailgate event.
BRING THE PRE-GAME GAMES
Photo: Victory Tailgate
Every great tailgate has plenty of activities and games, including the classic cornhole / bags.
RECREATE THE SALVY SPLASH
It’s August, it’s 95 degrees, the Royals are (hopefully) on their way to a 90-win season — what better way to cool off and toast the winner of your tailgating bags tournament than by recreating the Salvy Splash? Pack a cooler of blue sports drink and you’ll create a way for guests to stay hydrated up until it’s time to crown your winner and break away for the ball game.
KEEP WARM WITH YOUR OWN RALLY TOWEL QUILT
On the flip side, say there’s a brisk chill in the air, whether it’s April or we’re going on another October run. Keep everyone warm and festive with a one-of-a-kind quilt fashioned out of Royals Rally Towels.
MOST IMPORTANTLY, SHARE
Maybe we’re biased, but Kansas City Royals fans are some of the best people in the world. The secret sauce to every great tailgate is it’s people, so be friendly and neighborly and you won’t go wrong. It’s the KC way.