10-18-2012, 01:39 PM
Join Date: Jan 2011
Re: Help a fellow Canuk!
Hi Lisa, I am from Halifax NS< Im a season ticket holder and take in a few games each year.
We drive down in a truck since if you are tailgating, you need a fair amount of supplys. An example list would be:
Canopy - for rain, snow etc
Cooler (umm beer)
Food, snacks drinks, eating utensils, plates, plastic glasses, etc.
for cooler season games a heater is great too (propane etc)
Also, some people (like me) have tarps to use as walls around the canopy to keep the cold and elements out and keep heat in.
Some people come back and tailgate more after a game to avoid the traffic, which is also fun to do (more food and drinks).
I have always parked in the stadium lots but there are other lots you can pay to use for tailgating too, that are within easy walking distance to the stadium.
We usually stay in a local hotel so its easy to come and go. IF you stay near stadium its fun to visit the stadium and patrios place (stores, hall of fame, etc) the day before the game so there is far less of a crowd and easy to wonder around. Also there is great outlet shopping about 7 miles away in Wrentham (we sometimes stay in a hotel near there).
Holiday Inn Sharon is also good for game lodging.
If you are staying in boston, lots of great hotels although much more expensive, Stay near Quincy Market for lots of activities, pubs, shopping, waterfront etc. Easy to walk anywhere in Boston for the most part and the subway (Tline) is cheap and easy to use as well.
Hope that helps