Crazy Stadium Eats to Inspire Your Tailgating Menu


8 New Stadium Food Ideas for Your Backyard or Home-gate

You don’t have to be inside the stadium of your favorite football team to get a taste of the action. The mouthwatering, creative and downright wacky foods found on stadium menus can inspire your own game-day eats, whether you’re watching kickoff from the comfort of your fan cave or tailgating with friends.

Each year the offerings at arenas nationwide grow even more offbeat. The latest riffs on hot dogs, burgers and nachos include ever-spicier toppings, unexpected ethnic fusions and are-you-serious food mashups. 

Here is a roundup of the notable new foods at football stadiums from coast to coast:

Chicago Hot Chicken Fries

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from Soldier Field, home of the Chicago Bears

Seasoned popcorn chicken, beer cheese, hot sauce, crumbled blue cheese, carrot-celery slaw and a drizzle of cool-ranch dressing


Battle Red Tacos

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from NRG Stadium, home of the Houston Texans

Chicken tenders crusted in Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, topped with mango pico de gallo and sriracha mayonnaise in a flour tortilla.


Poke Nachos
Photo credit: Levi’s Stadium

from Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers

Wonton chips topped with fresh ahi tuna, avocado, edamame, nori (edible seaweed) and sriracha aioli.


Brat in a Blanket

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from Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers

Bratwurst wrapped in melted cheese curds, topped with beer mustard on a pretzel bun.


Oven-fired Pizza Subs 

Photo credit: Ben Swanson/Denver Broncos

from Broncos Stadium at Mile High, home of the Denver Broncos

Choice of meatballs or sausage on a hoagie bun, topped with marinara sauce, pepperoni and melted slices of mozzarella cheese.


Hoosier Mac and Cheese

Photo credit: Indianapolis Colts

from Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts

A seasoned tortilla bowl filled with pot roast, spinach and horseradish-cream sauce topped with baked cavatapi pasta, queso blanco and shredded Parmesan cheese.


Chesapeake Tacos

Photo credit: Aramark

from M&T Bank Stadium, Home of the Baltimore Ravens

Pulled chicken seasoned with Old Bay, Maryland crab dip, corn salsa, cheddar jack cheese on a purple-corn tortilla.


Churro Donut Sundae

Photo credit: Arizona Cardinals

University of Phoenix Stadium, home of the Arizona Cardinals

A scoop of vanilla ice cream and a cinnamon-sugar churro donut topped with another scoop of ice cream and a second donut, drizzled with chocolate syrup and caramel syrup with a strawberry on top. It’s served in a waffle-cone cup.


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