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The Ultimate Guide to Kansas City Tailgating


It’s time to say goodbye to summer and hello to football! Football is one of the greatest things about the fall season. The apple pies, cool breezes, and colorful leaves are all well and good, but nothing can compare to watching your favorite team clobber their bitter rivals on their home turf. The best way to get hyped up for the game is to enjoy a loud, feisty tailgate party! Here’s all you need to know about tailgating in Kansas City this year.


2018 Kansas City Chiefs Home Schedule

Before you even suit up and dive into planning your tailgate parties, it’d probably help to know when the Chiefs play at Arrowhead Stadium this year:

  • September 23 – San Francisco
  • October 7 – Jacksonville
  • October 21 – Cincinnati
  • October 28 – Denver
  • November 11 – Arizona
  • December 9 – Baltimore
  • December 13 – LA
  • December 30 – Oakland

Got it? Good. On to the important stuff.

Essential Tailgating Accessories

The best tailgating parties have the best accessories. Such accessories make for convenient food prep, comfortable seating, and awesome entertainment before the big game. Here are some of the coolest pieces of tailgating gear that are sure to make your next outing a blast.


Party King Varsity Grill – This grill conveniently attaches to the trailer hitch on any Chevy truck or SUV. The medium-sized propane grill has a surface that measures 11.25″x 18.5″ and can also detach for tabletop use.

Coleman Road Trip Grill XLE – The portable propane Coleman grill is a best-seller, with 285 square inches of grilling space and 20,000 BTUs of grilling power. Cast iron and porcelain surfaces are easy to clean, and the collapsible design and sturdy wheels make it easy to use and store.

Weber Jumbo Joe – Do you prefer charcoal? This 18″ portable charcoal grill is a fan-favorite for tailgate parties. This lightweight grill is easy to transport in the bed of your Silverado, and it provides plenty of room for wings, burgers, or hot dogs thanks to its 240 square inches of grilling space.


Classic Coolest Cooler with Blender – Coolest makes some truly incredible coolers. The Classic Coolest features a blender, Bluetooth speaker, USB port, lid light, and a 55-quart capacity. The cooler also comes with a bunch of neat accessories like plates, knife, corkscrew, and a bottle opener.

Yeti Tundra 75 – Yeti coolers are made to withstand the elements, which makes them perfect for tailgating in Kansas City during the winter. They’ll keep your drinks cool for hours on end, and they’re incredibly durable. The Yeti 75 features a 79-quart capacity, dry goods rack, replaceable nylon rope, and grip handles.


Kansas City Chiefs Cornhole Game – Cornhole is the ultimate tailgating game. It’s a classic, the rules are simple, and best of all, it can be played with one hand (as the other hand will be busy holding a beer or a chicken wing). These regulation-size cornhole boards feature a gridiron theme and are personalized to represent our Kansas City Chiefs.

KanJam – This fun game is a convenient option for tailgating because it requires very few pieces. The point of the game is pretty simple: get the frisbee into the can. But it’s not just any Folgers can! The ultimate KanJam master will be able to grab an instant win by getting the frisbee into a teeny, tiny slot in the front. Good luck.

Other accessories: 

NFL Collapsible Round Table – Show your Kansas City pride with this collapsible table featuring the Chiefs logo. The table features four cup holders and the perfect space to hold a bowl of chips.

NFL Cooler Quad Chair – These chairs fold up quickly and their compact design maximizes storage space. They’re the perfect complement to your Kansas City collapsible table!


Kansas City Tailgating is Better with Chevy

Tailgating is the most enjoyable when you have a fantastic vehicle. You need plenty of room for all your goodies, lots of places to power up your electronics, and a comfy ride home after the big game. Chevrolet has many special features to offer in these popular 2019 Chevy trucks and SUVs:

2019 Silverado

Bigger and more powerful than its predecessors, the 2019 Silverado has loads of special features. The power tailgate can be operated with the key fob or an in-cabin button. An extra seven inches of width in the bed of the truck means plenty of room for your tailgating needs. The truck offers loads of storage options: 10-liter bins built into the back of the second-row seats are perfect for electronics, while the giant 24-liter storage tray under the seats can hold your food, chairs, and blankets.

2019 Blazer

The beloved Chevy Blazer is making a comeback just in time for football season! The 2019 Blazer is a roomy, sporty mid-size SUV. A stylish new design and cutting-edge technology makes this the perfect ride for the football season. Convenient hitch guidance and hitch view make it a cinch to hook up a trailer and tote everything you’ll need for your tailgate party. A hands-free power liftgate is great when you’re trying to clean up after your party. Six USB ports and a wireless charging station means you can keep all your electronics up and running so you won’t miss a thing.

2019 Tahoe

This big boy is the perfect option if you’re bringing a lot of fellow Kansas City fans along for the ride. The 2019 Tahoe has plenty of room for everyone. A power liftgate and a roomy cargo area make setting up your party a breeze. Power-fold third-row seats are an easy way to maximize space, and a 110-volt outlet, plus multiple USB ports, are conveniently placed for any electronics you may need. Keyless entry, push-button start, and a heated steering wheel make the tired drive home after the game a little more enjoyable.


Tailgating is a great football tradition. These new Chevy vehicles, games, and accessories can help you plan the most unforgettable Kansas City tailgate party this year. And who wouldn’t want that?

Visit our Lee’s Summit Chevrolet dealership at 945 SE Oldham Parkway to browse our selection of new Chevy models for sale near Kansas City. Many 2019 Chevrolet vehicles are on their way to our McCarthy Chevrolet dealership, so be on the lookout or contact us at 816-356-6610 for more details. And let’s go Chiefs!


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