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August 31, 2011 12:41 ET

Rally Around the Grill: Kingsford® Charcoal Empowers Football Fans This Season With Tailgater Bill of Rights

OAKLAND, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 31, 2011) - The players and owners have finally come to an agreement, and now, football fans can enjoy the best part of the season -- tailgating! But in recent years the fans have been infringed upon with strict stadium rules. The makers of Kingsford® charcoal understand that football was made for grilling, and are empowering fans to keep tailgating off the endangered list this football season with the Tailgater Bill of Rights.

In light of recent headlines, it's important that stadiums foster a safe tailgating environment but don't restrict the experience. With restrictions such as shortening the time parking lots are open, requiring a ticket to tailgate and even banning grills, tailgating is becoming an endangered art. That's why America's favorite charcoal brand is standing with the fans to celebrate the football season. Fans can save the tailgate by signing the petition at Following are the rights they'll be fighting for:

  • Stadium parking lots shall be open for all tailgaters at least 24 hours before kick-off.

  • Anyone with a passion for football or grilling shall be allowed to tailgate in the stadium parking lot, not just fans with tickets to the game.

  • Fans can always bring their own grills to the stadium, preferably ones that use charcoal.

  • Each tailgate spot should be allowed to have a table and tent as long as you bring enough grub to share with neighbors.

  • Tailgating tunes can (and should!) be played.

  • Tailgaters shall be allowed to bring a cooler of food and cold beverages to the parking lot to enjoy before heading into the stadium.

  • Fans shall have the right to tailgate in a friendly and safe environment, hanging out with fellow fans no matter what team they're rooting for.

Once 10,000 signatures are collected, the makers of Kingsford® charcoal will present the Tailgater Bill of Rights to the professional football commissioner as well as the management teams of pro and college football stadiums across the country in an effort to persuade them to save the all-American tradition. Although tailgating at stadiums is becoming increasingly difficult, there is one place fans can grill with family and friends before the game without worrying about increased rules and restrictions -- the backyard.

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