Tips For Hosting Your Socially Distanced Tailgate
1. Determine your tailgate’s social distancing procedures
Carefully review your state, local, and territorial rules, laws, and regulations. Also review the latest CDC guidelines surrounding public gatherings. Last, determine your personal comfort levels.
Based on this information, you must determine event factors such as:
- Mask mandates
- Ability to leave vehicle
- Distance between parked vehicles
- Additional event rules and implementations to ensure the safety of attendees
2. Develop a plan to implement those procedures
Be sure to have plenty of onsite staff to implement your procedures. Clearly communicate all social distancing requirements to attendees in advance. Include onsite signage and staff to remind all participants of the rules. Clearly mark restricted areas and crowd spacing. You can even develop signage to put up onto the screen surrounding your tailgate rules.
3. Book in advance
The further you book in advance, the more time you have to plan. Not to mention, these screens are in short supply given the growing demand.
4. Have fun!
While safety is your primary concern, you need to remember to create a memorable experience – after all, that is why you are hosting your tailgate in the first place. Some exciting things that you can do to engage fans include team-based decor and signage, raffles, socially-distanced performances, and announcers/speakers.