Charlotte 49ers have partnered up with Tailgate Guys for "turnkey, premium tailgate services. " Premium tailgate items and services, including a bellhop service, turnkey setup & takedown, high peak tents, and more for groups as small as five guests to large-scale events hosting 1,000-plus guests.
Looks like they had a good relationship with Hill down in Gainsville.
Not a whole lot I’d imagine. Tailgate Guys setups are pretty expensive from what I see online. They even have bellhop service and parking, and a lot of their packages don’t include food. They’re more for the big business guys that Hill will be bringing in or sororities/frats/other groups to have reunions. Definitely a good thing though.
I don’t think this will affect attendance at the Pavilion. The Tailgate Guys is a great option, but it can be costly. The Tailgate Guys direct website with Charlotte do not show pricing, but I did a little research and it looks like packages start between $400-600 and go up to $10k+. A party of 5 can spend a total of $125 for the Pavilion (all-inclusive) vs $500 plus not including drinks or food. Although pricey, I think it is a great option to have…personally I can see myself using this service for special games or celebrations where a bigger set up is needed.
I like having many options. Wasn’t there a story a couple of months ago about some promotional deal with Hendrick Honda that was going to be announced? I bought a Honda from them in March, and they told me they host a tailgate at the Panthers games and invite their customers with food and fun (no alcohol, so you decide how fun that is), but I hope they are doing something similar with us.
Mike Hill said during interview at Fan Fest that sales are going well (outpacing an unnamed Big X school at this point) and that they have expressed interest in expanding their area. Also reiterated this is not only for “big donors” but is ideal for groups that want to take Light Rail and tailgate.