Detailed Arizona Cardinals Tailgate Guide

Tailgating at Cardinals Stadium might be a little different than what you’re used to. They’ve got some specific rules at State Farm Stadium. However, once you know where to go and how to navigate Sportsman’s Park, it’ll be so worth it. We’ll go over all things Arizona Cardinals tailgating below.

In this blog, we detail Cardinals tailgate rules, parking, and more. We also include how to get cheap Arizona Cardinals tickets with no fees. Whether you’re an avid tailgater or just curious about Cardinals tailgating, keep reading.

Also, to make it even easier for you, check out our Arizona Cardinals seating chart. We are here to help you find the best seat at State Farm Stadium.

Where are the State Farm Stadium Tailgate Lots?

State Farm Stadium is unique in that parking lots do not allow tailgating. It’s important to know that the whole area of the Cardinals Stadium is called Sportsman’s Park. On the official website is an aerial view. It’s in the surrounding areas like The Great Lawn that allow tailgating. Also, you must have a game day ticket to tailgate, not just a parking pass.

Arizona Cardinals Parking Map

Taken from azcardinals.com.

Arizona Cardinals Tailgating Rules

Following Cardinals tailgating rules is important to not risk getting kicked out and losing tailgating privileges. Find more detailed Cardinals tailgating rules on the official website under the code of conduct.

Here’s some basic and condensed Cardinals tailgating rules.

  • Only gameday ticketholders can tailgate
  • Parking passes are for parking only and won’t get you into tailgating
  • Alcohol consumption and food prep ends at kickoff
  • Watching the football game at Sportsman’s Park is prohibited

How To Get an Arizona Cardinals Parking Pass

It’s easy to buy an Arizona Cardinals parking pass when buying tickets on TickPick. Simply add in a Cardinals parking pass to your ticket purchase. Click the orange button below the seating map to see parking pass options. We include surrounding parking lots as well, so make sure you are aware of its location.

Where to Tailgate for a Cardinals Game

The Great Lawn

This is THE spot for Cardinals tailgating at Sportsman’s Park. It’s a big lawn where everyone sets up tents and decks out in Cardinals colors. So be ready to tailgate hard and bring your grill, cooler, and more.

Cardinals Tailgating Options at the Stadium

There’s a Great Lawn Stage with live music. Plus a Cardinal Flight Deck with a giant LCD screen to watch other ongoing NFL games (there’s a stage here too), and The Big Red Brew Haus. At the Brew Haus there’s lots of food and LOTS of beer. There’s also the Cardinals Preflight Party where fans enjoy a more family-friendly option like taking photos with Big Red.

Unofficial Cardinals Tailgating

For those not wanting to pay for a game ticket to tailgate, there are some other Cardinals tailgate options. But keep in mind that the Cardinals Stadium is a little west of Phoenix. You’ll find better sports bars options cheering the Cardinals on in the big city. We’ll list a few below.

Arizona Cardinals Bars

State 48 Brewery is a local spot for all things craft beer. Half Moon Windy City Sports Grill, Majerle’s Sports Grill, and and Big Daddy’s Sports Lounge are all great spots to watch a Cardinals football game.

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We hope that after reading this Arizona Cardinals tailgate guide you’re ready to buy football game day tickets! At TickPick we have Arizona Cardinals tickets with no fees. We also pride ourselves on being 10% cheaper than our leading competitor on the secondary market. In addition, we’ve got sold out Cardinals tickets for last-minute NFL tickets.

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