10 Things You Need To Survive Cold Football Games
Of course I love going to football games no matter the weather, or how good the team is, but cold football games are tough!! In case you find yourself tailgating in the chilly weather this fall/winter, I hope these 10 things help you survive! I’d also love to hear your tips and tricks for surviving cold football games. Please share!! The more the merrier, y’all! Oh and tag me on Instagram if you head to games soon (@StreetsBeatsEats).
1. Hand and Foot Warmers
First on your prep list: buy hand and foot warmers, then buy some more. You can never have too many in your bag, trust me. I’ve been at some pretty cold games and these warmers are the only thing that get my through the game with my limbs still attached.
While I haven’t tried these myself, I have purchased these rechargeable hand warmers from Amazon. These rechargeable hand warming gloves and toe warmers are on my radar to buy based off recommendations from friends.
2. Stocking Cap
Hopefully this goes without saying, but don’t forget a warm hat during the cold games, your ears will thank you! If the temp is really cold, consider putting ear warmers on under your hat. These ear warmers go all the way around your head and this pair only goes behind your head.
YOU GUYS OMG. YOU NEED THIS FOR COLD FOOTBALL GAMES. Or even cold days when you’re hanging out at home. I have been living in mine with the crazy change in temperature lately. It’s reversible, too. I have the KC Chiefs one, but I think I might have to get a Kansas State or TCU one for college game days.
4. Wool Socks
I’m a big fan of layering socks for cold games… but if I wear a good pair of wool socks, I don’t have to layer as much. Isn’t it the freaking worst when your feet are cold?? Oh, and don’t forget to put your feet warmers inside your socks!
5. Gloves and Scarves
I feel like these should go without saying… but for cold football games you should absolutely plan to have gloves and a scarf! Be sure your gloves have a little bit fo space for you to slip in some hand warmers.
6. Removable Layers
Just in case it starts to warm up (you know, tailgating at 9am and a game at 2pm can be different temps), wear layers! Think jacket or hoodie under a larger jacket on really cold football game days. If it’s chilly but not too bad, throw a vest over a sweatshirt and shirt under it. It’s better to be warm than cold, but you also want to be able to take things off if weather changes.
7. Portable Phone Charger
A dead phone is a terrible phone. Bring a portable phone charger with you in your bag!!
Cold weather = dry lips! Be ready for chapped lips and bring chapstick to the game!
Speaking of dryness… runny noses are part of the cold weather and not part of the fun. Bring some tissues with you into the game to be prepared, and everyone’s favorite person.
10. Stadium Approved Bag
Well obviously not everything you need to bring with you to a cold football game is going to fit in your pocket, so make sure you find a stadium approved bag to carry it in! It doesn’t have to be clear as long as it’s the right size… BUT, I do think clear is the way to go to avoid being told that your bag can’t come in the stadium.