Before the game even kicks off, a winner will already be crowned - in the Ladd-Peebles Stadium parking lot. In an effort to celebrate one of college football's long-standing traditions, a competition was created in 2004 to determine the best tailgater at the Senior Bowl each year. With the help of Baumhower's Restaurant, the Senior Bowl Tailgate Challenge was born.
Participants in the event are judged on the right combination of good food, originality and outstanding presentation. The winner is recognized on the field during the first half of the Reese's Senior Bowl game. In 2016, 'Boy's Day Out' from Mobile, Ala. took home top honors, which included a trophy and a prize package from Academy Sports & Outdoors, valued at over $1,000. Learn More
Passes for this party behind the East stands are limited to the first 3,500 fans who purchase tickets to the game. To receive a free pass to the Piggly Wiggly Tailgate Party, fans must purchase a ticket to the Senior Bowl.
Fans will receive one free pass per ticket purchased. Passes are available at all Piggly Wiggly locations and the Senior Bowl ticket office in downtown Mobile, located at 151 Dauphin Street. In addition to free food and drink, tailgate party goers will enjoy inflatable activities, face painters, clowns, interactives provided by the United States Marine Corps and the Coca-Cola Family Festival game trailer.
The game kicks off in front of national television audience LIVE on the NFL Network at 1:30pm.
On DirecTV, it is Channel 212. On Dish Network, it is Channel 154. If you have cable, check your local listings.
Live stats are available at seniorbowl.com during the game.