- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 5, 2023

Fans might be a bit tamer walking Los Angeles’ SoFi Stadium for the college football championship game Monday as event organizers put the kibosh on tailgating.

“Tailgating will not be allowed in any SoFi Stadium parking lot,” is the official language used on the stadium’s breakout page where title-game attendees can buy tickets and parking passes.

The reason why is simple: parking. 

Bill Hancock, the executive director of the College Football Playoff, said in a statement that the usual tailgating decor of grills and tents aren’t being allowed in order to keep parking spaces open at the stadium. 

That said, fans are still allowed to bring coolers to their designated parking lot to enjoy pregame.

Fox News Digital reported that the orders for no tailgating are coming from organizers of the College Football Playoff.

The stadium typically has designated zones where fans grill out and imbibe some of their favorite beverages before kickoff.

Monday’s game will be a clash between reigning football champ Georgia and underdog Texas Christian University.

The Horned Frogs shocked second-seeded Michigan 51-45 on New Year’s Eve. Also that night, top-seeded Georgia survived Ohio State 42-41 after the Buckeyes missed a field goal as time expired.

• Matt Delaney can be reached at mdelaney@washingtontimes.com.

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