banned tailgating last spring over concern about endless tailgates and excessive drinking at its massive parking lot, Ambassadors. Fans were aghast, creating a handful of "Boycott Jiffy Lube" Facebook groups and online petitions.
On Thursday, the venue, run by Live Nation, announced it would bring tailgating back starting with the new concert season under a new set of rules and increased supervision from police and staff.
The Bristow, Va.-based venue describes the return of the tailgates not as a cave-in to fan demand, but a reconfiguration of a tradition the venue had been well known for.
To keep the tailgating in check, the venue came up with a new set of guidelines in in cooperation with Prince William County Police; they are:
- "All parking is on a first come, first served basis and spaces cannot be reserved or held for other cars. Each car must occupy only one space and all tailgating activities must occur directly in front, behind or inside the car. Due to the space challenges and safety concerns, tents will not be allowed in order to keep all pedestrian and drive isles free from obstruction."