Not sure what the policies of other team are, but the Bears are banning tailgating during the game.
http://cbs2chicago.com/local/bears.tail ... 89251.html
CHICAGO (CBS) ― The Bears' first preseason game kicks off Thursday night at Soldier Field, and starting this season, some tailgaters are getting booted from the parking lot under new rules for fans.
Now the new policy will get its first test.
As CBS 2's Mike Puccinelli reports, grilling burgers and beers held high for a toast are a common sight on the parking lots near Soldier Field during game time. But starting Thursday, that's going to change.
The Bears sent out emails to ticket holders on Wednesday stating that, in a move to enhance the fan experience, tailgating during Bears home games will be prohibited.
The Bears aren't banning tailgating altogether. It will still be permitted in the Soldier Field parking lot before games, but people without tickets must leave once the game starts. Ticketless fans may come back to the parking lot after the final whistle blows.
The Bears will send a 10-person "Event Services team" to patrol the entry gates, seating areas and parking lots at Soldier Field, looking for anyone who appears inebriated, and addressing "potential problems that may hinder the fan experience," according to a Bears news release.
So basically they can boot whoever they may pose "potential problems that may hinder the fan experience". I really didn't realize that there was that big of a problem with tailgaiters. I remain resistant to these vague tactics. Suppose it's a Bear/Pack game and there is someone tailgaiting wearing Packer gear. Are we to expect that words won't be exchanged between he and Bear fans? Should then the Event Services Team kick them out? This looks to me much more likely to take away from the fan experience. A better solution would be to designate tailgate free zones in the parking lots and exits gates for those who don't want to deal with spirited fans. That way those who want to enjoy all that is the tailgate experience can without scaring customers who just want to come and go in peace.