The 2016 Players Tailgate in Santa Clara, California, before Super Bowl 50, was a wild success! Fans and guests alike were treated to nearly 30 NFL players, celebrities and celebrity chefs mingling throughout the crowds of delicious food and fun. Let’s breakdown what made the 2016 Players Tailgate so great!

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The “KILLER” Raw Bard, as Guy Fieri called it, from the 2016 Players Tailgate.

The Chefs

Guy Fieri, Aaron May, Beau MacMillan and G Garvin fired up the grills and fed the Players Tailgate crowd an unforgettable smorgasbord of incredible food! Super steak sandwich stations, massive amounts of jambalaya, a premium open bar for all of our 21 and over guests, and so much more. The food was described as “worth every penny” by many of the guests!



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Vontae Davis and Matt Overton of the Indianapolis Colts attend the 2016 Players Tailgate.

The Players

The players attending this year’s 2016 Players Tailgate were better than ever! This year’s tailgate had nearly 30 players in attendance, ranging from Super Bowl champions to retired players.

The lineup of players included everything past Super Bowl champions to role players. Shane Vereen, former New England Patriot and current New York Giant, Indianapolis Colts Vontae Davis and Matt Overton, Kansas City Chief Jamaal Charles, New Orleans Saint Cameron Jordan, and so many others were all in attendance! The players were on hand to eat and hang out with guests all afternoon!


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Guy Fieri and his family hang out with E! News’ Maria Menounos back stage at the 2016 Players Tailgate.

The Celebrities

The VIP celebrities that attended this year’s Players Tailgate were unbelievable! Aside from our crew of celebrity chefs and players, we had Fox Sports sideline reporter Erin Andrews on hand to emcee the event! Andrews did player interviews and interacted with the crowd throughout the entire tailgate.

Aside from Andrews, we had a surprise appearance from Victoria’s Secret angel Adriana Lima! Adriana was on stage speaking with Erin Andrews and taking pictures with fans! Among some of the other celebrity guests, we had Maria Menounos from E! News, rapper Ludacris and more!

Want to check out more Players Tailgate action? Follow the hashtag #PlayersTailgate on Twitter and Instagram for posts from all of our wonderful guests!

To say the 2016 Players Tailgate was a success would be an understatement. Thank YOU, the guests, for making this year’s Players Tailgate the best tailgate on the planet! Don’t worry, we are already hard at work to ensure next year’s tailgate is better than the last. See you in Houston in 2017!