Ready to do a little Dallas Cowboys tailgating before the next game? A lot of renters have a lot of questions, so I’d thought I’d break them down and try to answer as many as possible.

So how does this work?

We deliver one of our Dallas Cowboys tailgating packages (SEE THEM HERE) to your event and all you have to do is bring food and drink. We are very flexible, so we work with your group to make sure you have everything you need to have a great time at your event. We have a lot of add-on items including extra canopies, chairs, heaters and games so if you have something you definitely want at your event, let us know.

When do the lots open?

The Cowboys lots open 5 hours before kickoff. This can vary a little bit based on what the lot attendants feel like that week, but it’s usually 5 hours prior to kick.

When should we get there?

You should plan to arrive around 30 minutes to an hour after the lot opens so that we can get the tailgate completely set up for your group prior to your arrival.  Why not get there when the lots open? Because you don’t want to be staring at us and waiting to have a good time while we get you all set up.

Do I need to reserve a spot?

If we book your rental in lot 12, we usually get out there early enough to reserve a spot for you. If you want to rent a ton of spots, we will try to reserve them as long as possible for your group. We can definitely work out the details the week of your rental.

Can we stay at the tailgate and watch the game?

Yes. If some people want to stay at the tailgate and watch the game, they definitely can. If everyone in your group is heading into the game and you want to tailgate after it’s over, then we will secure your tailgate while you are gone. We allow you to tailgate as long as you like or until the lot closes (whichever comes first).

Do I need to bring food and drink?

Yes. Because we set up tailgates at many different venues and cities across the state and each venue has different rules/permits involved in providing food and beverages to tailgaters, we don’t offer packages. We will be happy to help coordinate with your caterer or the cook in your party to make sure your tailgate goes off without a hitch.


How long can I tailgate after the event?

This also can very depending on venue and game time, but generally, you can tailgate a few hours after the event completion. This is another detail we can nail down with you before you rent.

Do I need to buy additional parking for the trailer?

It really depends on how many people are coming to your tailgate. In lot 12 where we rent most of our tailgating setups (Find out why like lot 12 in this article) Most of the time the trailer can be put in the grass behind a vehicle spot so they do not require an additional pass.

Dallas Cowboys Tailgating Trailer

Our Heisman Tailgating Trailer

Do I have to pick up the trailer from you and take it to the parking lot?

No. We deliver the trailer to the lot and pick it up there when you are done. No need to get a truck. We have it covered.

What happens if it rains?

We are flexible. The trailer and canopies provide decent coverage from the weather, but under some circumstances, the weather can be too nasty for you to have a decent tailgate. We are reasonable, and will work with you (like any decent human being would) on refunding deposits if it turns out the weather is going to be too rough to tailgate in, or if we are not going to be able to deliver the trailer due to dangerous road conditions. We monitor the weather leading up to your event, and will stay in touch with you before your event should anything change.

What should I bring with us?

Basically, food and drink and whatever else you’d like to use at your tailgate. We have canopies, chairs, tables and other tailgating gear covered, and we would be happy to provide you with a tailgating checklist to help you prepare for your event.

Do you provide propane and/or charcoal?

Yes, if we provide the grill, we will provide the fuel for it, including starter fluid.

Have a question that’s not answered here? Email us at or call us at 817-888-8922.