Your Go-To Company for All Things Philly, PR, & Events

How to Plan an Epic Philly Tailgate

Being a Philadelphia sports fan comes with a undeniably notorious reputation. What can we say… we’re just a passionate bunch. If there’s one thing that Philadelphians love the most, it’s the Philadelphia Eagles (through thick or thin). With a love that strong, it’s no surprise that we tailgate unlike any other. Whether you’re a city native, new to the area or new to football, tailgate like a pro this season. Here are tips on how to plan an epic tailgate that will have the entire lot joining your party.

Tailgate Like Only Philly Knows How

The Eagles battle the Giants on September 24 at home for the first time this season. Let’s get to work and show ‘em what we’ve got at Lincoln Financial Field!  


Diehard Eagles fans aren’t afraid to bleed green and the first game at the Linc is the perfect time to debut your newest Eagles gear. Whether you prefer shopping online or in the store, we’ve listed our top five go-to spots for the season’s best Philly sports apparel. The stores listed below can help you establish the reputation as the biggest fan in the tailgating lot!

Food, Drinks and… More Food

When it comes to any party the food is the most important part! Philly tailgates are all about having a good time. Avoid stressing over the food by planning this party potluck-style. Having everyone bring a dish is the best way to ensure that there is enough food for everyone.

An epic tailgates goes the whole nine yards meaning hot foods straight off the grill and out the crockpot. Don’t be fooled by the South Philly parking lot scenery, these parties come prepared with all game day essentials. At an epic tailgate, anything off the grill is fair game: hamburgers, hot dogs, BBQ ribs and chicken. But, not everyone is a grill master and we understand. Pass on the open flame by preparing cold dishes or picking up hoagies and snacks from your favorite local deli. If you’re still having a hard time deciding on the perfect dish to bring to the party check out Pinterest for creative game day recipes!

The beer selection on game day is simple. It’s a BYOB party in the lot. Pick up a case of your favorite local fall brews or grab traditional domestics for your cooler.

Tailgate Lot Must-Haves

The epic tailgating experience begins hours before kickoff. Football is an American tradition that never fails to bring family and friends together. Keep the squad entertained with classic picnic games like cornhole and beer pong.

September 24 will be a long day, so you’ll want to plan ahead and make sure that you have come prepared with all game day must-haves:

  • Lawn Chairs
  • Canopies 
  • TVs 
  • Speakers

Tailgating is second best way to cheer our birds to victory. If you weren’t able to score a ticket into the game, set up TVs and speakers outside and enjoy from the parking lot.

Go Big or Go Home

Without a doubt, Philly sports fans take advantage of football season to show their Philadelphia pride. If this is your first tailgate at the Linc —Eagles fans go big or go home— you’ll want to make sure you have room for pictures on your phone. Don’t hesitate to explore the lot and meet your fellow bird bang! Then, take a quick picture in front of your favorite set-ups, we always do! 

Now that you’re all ready for another epic tailgating season, be sure to arrive early! Fans begin arriving as early as 6 a.m. Here’s one last pro-tip, pack breakfast. You’ll need the energy for this day-long party!

Don’t want the hassle of planning and cleaning up after your tailgate? No problem, Phan Cave will do it for you! Visit here to book them for your next tailgate!


So there’s only one question left this season… Are you interested, or are you committed?  


We’d love to see your next epic tailgate. Share your Eagles pride all season long using #FlyEaglesFly!

1 Comment
  1. Awesome job Ashley!! GO BIRDS!!