Tailgating

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High School Skiers, And Dads, Battle At Wild Mountain Invitational

Hundreds of high school skiers were in Taylors Falls Friday for one of Minnesota’s biggest and most competitive downhill ski competitions — the Wild Mountain Invitational. It’s a good, early test to see who will be contenders at the state meet in February.

12/19/2014

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Vikings Fans Prepare For Frigid Home Game

It’s an awfully cold Sunday morning for tailgaters outside TCF Bank Stadium.

11/30/2014

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Gophers Fans Tailgate In The Icy Cold

The snow and frigid temperatures did not keep die-hard Gopher football fans from tailgating Saturday morning.

11/15/2014

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Tailgating Fan Wears Peterson Jersey, Hits People With Switch

A tailgating woman wearing an Adrian Peterson jersey ahead of Sunday’s match-up against New England was hitting people outside TCF Bank Stadium with a wooden stick, or switch.

09/14/2014

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Outdoor Hockey Returns To ‘U’ After 80 Years

The cold didn’t stop thousands of hockey fans from filling TCF Bank Stadium for the Hockey City Classic. Friday afternoon’s match-up marks the first time that hockey has been played outside at the University of Minnesota in more than 80 years. The Gopher women took on the Mavericks of Minnesota State University – Mankato in the early evening, while the Gopher men will face off against Ohio State University at 8 p.m.

01/17/2014

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Border-Battle Tailgaters Brave The Cold

More than 53,000 fans filled TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis for the coldest game of the season. Temperatures were in the teens, but it felt like five degrees outside thanks to the wind chill. Folks tailgating before the game set up tents, propane tanks and heat lamps to help stay warm, along with lots of hot food. No matter the conditions, Gopher and Badger fans didn’t let Mother Nature take away from the biggest border battle of the season.

11/23/2013

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Get Some Tailgating Grilling Tips With ‘BBQ King Stu’

Fall football tailgating days are quickly approaching. WCCO caught up with Stu, self-proclaimed king of the barbecue, who shares how to make the most out of your pre-game celebration.

08/17/2013

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Vikes & Packers Fans Tailgate In Harmony

In the Kroll’s parking lot, tailgating is in in full swing. There’s music, there’s food, but not enough Vikings fans.

01/05/2013

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Tailgating Fun Before The Game

Here’s how one group of people like to prep before a big game.

12/31/2012

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Bad Weather Survival Guide to Tailgating in Minnesota

Don’t let cold, blustery weather and snow storms ruin your tailgating plans. Plan ahead with these bad weather tailgating tips.

12/30/2012

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Best Tailgating Cooks In Minnesota

Read on for tips from the best tailgating cooks.

12/23/2012

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How To Celebrate Christmas and New Year’s with a Tailgate Party in Minnesota

Tis the season to tailgate! Make your tailgate festive for the holidays with these great ideas.

12/16/2012

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Bathroom Guide for Metrodome Tailgaters

When you gotta go, you gotta go. Read on for a handy restroom guide when tailgating at the Metrodome.

12/09/2012

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Five Epic Tailgating Moments as Told By a Vikings Fan

Read on for five memorable tailgating moments as told by die-hard Vikings fan Marcus “Mookie” Anderson.

12/02/2012

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Top Five Vikings Tailgating Legends of All Time

These legendary tailgaters go the extra mile for their love of their favorite sports team, the Minnesota Vikings

11/25/2012

Baddest Vikings Tailgate Mobiles

These dedicated fans have gone the extra mile by creating extraordinary Vikings tailgate mobiles.

11/11/2012

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Rules Of The Road: The 10 Commandments Of Tailgating In Minnesota

Plan on tailgating at the Metrodome? There are a few rules that every tailgater should abide by. If you want to make Moses and the Vikings proud, follow the 10 commandments of tailgating in Vikings territory.

11/04/2012

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Guide To Vikings Tailgating Lots

Purple Lot 1, 2 or 3; where should you plan to be when tailgating? Read on for a guide to tailgating at the Metrodome.

10/25/2012

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Tailgate Timing For A Vikings Game

Avoid game-day traffic with these helpful tips.

10/21/2012

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Vikings Tailgater Profiles – Marcus “Mookie” Anderson and the Berserkers

This infamous tailgating crew goes “berserk” for the Minnesota Vikings. Check out legendary local tailgater Marcus “Mookie” Anderson and his tailgating posse, the Berserkers.

10/14/2012

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10 Essential Tailgating Condiments for Vikings Fans

Whether your weekend tailgate menu features hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken wings or ribs, don’t forget to bring along condiments to jazz up your main course.

10/07/2012

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Four Weekly Parties That Make You Feel Like You’re At A Vikings Game

Can’t make the trip to see the Vikings on the road? Catch the game at one of these popular sports bars and you’ll feel like you’re right there on the sidelines with fellow Vikings fans.

09/30/2012

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Tailgating Parking Tips at Mall of America Field at the Metrodome

Game-day parking can be a hassle, so do yourself a favor and plan ahead.

09/23/2012

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Railgating: Putting A Twist On The Vikings Pregame

It’s called railgating, and it will be part of the game day experience. Railgating happens in other cities, including New York City and others on the east coast before football games.

09/16/2012

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Best Double-Duty Tailgating Foods In Minnesota

Keep your tailgating menu interesting with these staples that serve double-duty purposes.

09/15/2012

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