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Tailgating playbook
Tailgating playbook

For at least four more Sunday mornings and one more Sunday evening this season, Ravens fans will gather hours before the game for a tailgating experience that in just a dozen years has risen to the top of the NFL ranks. For some tailgaters, it's about the food; for some, the friendship. In the necklace of parking lots that encircle M&T Bank Stadium, eastside lots G and H are considered prime tailgating turf. They are among the few specially designated "hot lots," which are designated for grilling. Their proximity to a light rail stop means that late-arriving friends can waltz into tailgates already in progress. On rainy Sundays, shelter can be found underneath the...