Super Bowl LIV will not allow fans to tailgate at Hard Rock Stadium
By Scott Loring
One of Kansas City’s most recognized pre-game rituals is disallowed at the Super Bowl in Miami. Find out more about parking at the biggest game here.
If you are among those who are able to make the trek to Miami, Florida for Super Bowl LIV on February 2nd, you might be penciling in your plans on how to pack your grill, your tent, and all your other tailgating necessities into a carry-on bag that can fit into the overhead compartment of your flight.
Well, we have good news and bad news.
You won’t have to worry about packing those staples of attendance of live NFL football as we know it, because to the great chagrin of all of Chiefs Kingdom, tailgating outside of Hard Rock Stadium will not be permitted at the Super Bowl.
According to NFL Vice President of Communications Brian McCarthy, fans may bring their own food and drinks, but may not have a grill or erect tents of any kind. “This is not anything new and has been the same for previous Super Bowls,” McCarthy explained to CBS4 News Miami. Fans will not be permitted to occupy more than one space in the parking lot.
For many, this is a saddening loss of what is considered a part of the experience when attending NFL games. In a vacuum, fans should be able to attend and celebrate with their usual pre-game rituals. But it doesn’t take long to imagine things getting out of hand when you mix fans of two teams in the parking lot before a neutral-site game of this magnitude.
Ticket prices will not include parking fees, but if you do plan to attend the game, you can purchase a parking pass at parksuperbowl.com. When you get to the website, you can select one of two options:
1) Standard vehicle (car or SUV)
2) Oversized vehicle (mini-bus, luxury bus, sprinter van, RV, or limousine)
Standard vehicle parking is $120 per vehicle. Oversize vehicles vary in price, the highest being $360 for buses.
Make certain to print your parking pass. Super Bowl staff will not scan parking passes that are on a smartphone.
Fans can enter the stadium parking lot at 1:00 p.m. E.T. on Super Bowl Sunday, and all vehicles must depart from the lot by 1:00 a.m. on the morning of Monday, Feb. 3rd or they will be towed, according to the NFL.
You can find more comprehensive details about parking for the game here.