NFL Homegating Turns Houses into Team Headquarters

         NFL Launches NFL Homegating Mobile App

Courtyard By Marriott To Host NFL Homegating Parties

PrintAs friends and family gather around for football and food this holiday season, the NFL is kicking off its NFL Homegating campaign giving fans more ways to get closer to the game and celebrate their teams.

The NFL is launching the inaugural NFL Homegating Mobile App with exclusive recipes, featured products and team-customization to help fans homegate like a pro.  The App contains recipes from MARC PAYERO, Executive Chef, Restaurant Associates – at the NFL League Office, as well as tips on how to create a fun and authentic NFL Homegate. The NFL Homegating Mobile App is now available on iTunes and is compatible with iOS and android devices.

SI AdThis season, the NFL and Courtyard by Marriott, the Official Hotel Sponsor of the NFL, are hosting NFL Homegating parties which will showcase how NFL Homegating products can elevate and enhance the look of any game day party. Fans will learn how to throw a great Homegate as well as get inspired for their next game day party. These NFL Homegating parties are taking place throughout the season at Courtyard by Marriott hotels in Kansas City (11/17) and Pittsburgh (11/24),  Charlotte (12/8) and Seattle (12/15) giving fans opportunities to come together and homegate when their team is on the road.

Fans looking for creative ways to show their team pride during their homegate can find a variety of products on NFLShop.com/Homegating, including Gametime Bowls and hand painted wine glasses by Boelter, ceramic chips & dip trays by Memory Company, glass pitchers by Great American Products, icon cutting boards by Picnic Time, crock pots by Rawlings, Ceramic Mugs by Hunter Manufacturing and Wine Bottle Shoe Holders by Evergreen Enterprises, among others.

“While there is no place better than watching an NFL game at a stadium along with 70,000 other screaming fans, most NFL fans watch games at home with family and friends,” said NATARA HOLLOWAY, the NFL’s vice president of consumer products. “Homegating provides the perfect opportunity for fans to bridge their personal passions – food, family, friends and their favorite team – to bring the excitement of the stadium into their home in a way that’s authentic to them.”

The NFL is supporting its Homegating campaign with print and digital creative, including a full page ad in Sports Illustrated.

NFL Homegating tips also are available through the mobile app, including:

1. Designate a Game Day when your team’s away and invite friends and family over by sending out fun invitations – like game tickets or photos – to set the tone for your party.

2. Bring the spirit of tailgating from the stadium into your home by inviting everyone to come over a little earlier for fun games, like backyard football. It’s a great way to rally excitement before game time, and really heighten fandom by kick-off.

3. Elevate the atmosphere of the party by trading out your everyday home items for NFL Homegating products like team pillows, glassware, bowls, and cutting boards. Also, bring in some of the local traditions of the team through music and trivia.

4. Great food is always a touchdown, so challenge your guests to showcase their team spirit by contributing team inspired dishes or beverages to the festivities.

For more information on NFL Homegating please visit: http://www.nflshop.com/Homegating

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