It’s Official: No Tailgating at the Super Bowl This Year

Why this would never happen at the Linc.

Lincoln Financial Field

This would never happen here.

The weenies over at MetLife Stadium have decided to ban tailgating outright (as we suspected they might a couple weeks ago) in order to ensure the NFL never hosts a Super Bowl in a Northeastern city ever again there is adequate space for parking.

“You will be allowed to have food in your car and have drink in your car,” [Super Bowl Committee CEO Al Kelly] said. “And provided you’re in the boundaries of a single parking space, you’ll be able to eat or drink right next to your car. However, you’re not going to be able to take out a lounge chair, you’re not going to be able to take out a grill, and you’re not going to be able to take up more than one parking space. And it’ll all be watched very carefully.”

Hold on. What if you eat on top of your car? Either way, now that the NFL is open to cold-weather Super Bowls, let’s all agree that this would never happen at the Linc. First of all, it’s much easier to use public transit to get to Lincoln Financial Field than it is to get to Giants/Jets/Snoopy Stadium. Second, Philly isn’t the traffic clusterfuck that is the North Jersey/New York City area. Third, and I don’t know this for sure, but there are four sports stadiums in South Philly. There is one in the Meadowlands. It would seem to follow that there’s also a hell of a lot more parking available here too. [ESPN]