Academy Sports is your one stop shop for all of your tailgate needs. The tailgate does not start until the grill is fired up.

At Academy, they have lightweight grills that are easy to pack. Also, you can’t forget the charcoal, 15-pound bags starting at just $19.99.

Once all the food is cooked, you have to have a place for the spread. Make sure you pick up a portable table that is durable and great for the outdoors. Some people want to kick back with a cold drink before the game and with the huge selection of coolers and portable fold up chairs this will not be a problem at Academy. The weather might be cooling down but the sun is still out but with a wide variety of tents you will not want to hesitate on setting one up at your next tailgate. Finally, there has so be activity at the tailgate and corn hole is a go to for that.

Pick up standard boards or boards decorated with your favorite log. Academy Sports has your tailgate essentials from start to finish.