Kentucky football fans, you can breathe. The Wildcats got the job done Saturday in their season opener, defeating the Southern Miss Golden Eagles 24-17. This week, they’re preparing for their first home game of the season, the first-ever contest in their newly rebranded stadium.
But it’s not just the football team who will need to prepare. This is the first day of tailgating at Kroger Field. This day will set the precedent for all future tailgates to come.
A Sea of Blue has scavenged the depths of Amazon.com to find some of the coolest Kentucky-related tailgate essentials to buy for Saturday. (And don’t worry, you can get these by game day using Amazon Prime.)
Here’s a way to ensure all of your beverages will be remain chilled under the September sun. This miniature refrigerator can cool up to a full case of 12-ounce cans and is powered by a car lighter.
If you’re bringing a side to the cookout, this fancy cheese board and cutlery package is the perfect item with which to serve it. Plus, it all packs together, which would make it easier to stow away before heading to the bleachers.
This set includes 16 plates and 20 napkins decorated with the UK logo and signature colors. All the materials are disposable, so you won’t have to keep several unwashed dishes in your car during the game.
It’s only fair that the person manning the grill should don the appropriate attire. (This apron even comes with a bottle opener and pockets!)
The force is strong with this one. This beer sleeve — perfect for both movie buffs and Kentucky fans — will keep your drink cool... and probably instigate some conversation.
Temperatures at Kroger Field are expected to reach no more than low 70s on Saturday. With long sleeves to keep you warm and light material to keep you cool, this Champion 3/4-zip shirt is a stylish, and weather-efficient, closet necessity.
A cool cornhole game set not only provides a fun activity to pass the time until kickoff, but also serves as a way to bring people together. Your party will be the hit of the tailgate.
And there you have it. If this list doesn’t get you excited for Kentucky’s home opener, maybe reminding yourself the ‘Cats are 1-0 will.