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Tailgating Tradition

Tailgating Outside Lambeau Field, 1998

Green Bay, Wisconsin. Source: Andy Kraushaar.

Tailgate parties occur at sporting events throughout the country, but in Wisconsin they have come to play an especially important role in community identity. In stadium parking lots before and after a game, large numbers of fans crowd around vehicles to socialize, grill brats, drink beer, listen to music, and celebrate their team. Perhaps nowhere is the spirit of tailgating as strong as on game day at Lambeau Field in Green Bay.