The 2022 Players Tailgate at Super Bowl 57 in Arizona

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You do NOT need a Super Bowl Ticket to attend the Players Tailgate

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Players Tailgate

The #1 rated Super Bowl weekend event multiple years running

The 2023 Players Tailgate, hosted and presented by Bullseye Event Group, has earned the reputation as one of the best pre-game Super Bowl experiences anywhere, where over 50 active players, celebrities and guests eat, drink and are entertained before the big game. Best described as a culinary experience, the Players Tailgate features all-you-can-eat gourmet dining, premium open bars and one of the most exquisite menus of any event.

One of America’s most recognizable chefs, celebrity chef Guy Fieri, returns as host for the 2023 Players Tailgate, helping the top caterer in the country, chef Aaron May, create an incredible menu.

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Get ready for the ultimate Super Bowl Party experience in Phoenix!

Past Chefs & Headliners:

Players that have attended the Players Tailgate:

DeeBo Samual | 49ers WR
Cam Jordan | Saints DE
Amari Cooper | Cowboys WR
Shaq Barrett | Buccaneers LB
Marvin Jones | Lions WR
Jaylon Smith | Cowboys LB
Maxx Crosby | Raiders DE
Mike Wallace | Eagles WR
Shaquem Griffin | Seahawks LB
Shaquill Griffin | Seahawks DB
Darius Leonard | Colts LB
Frank Gore | Bills RB
Tarik Cohen | Bears RB
Deion Jones | Falcons LB
Devin Bush | Steelers LB
Rashaan Evans | Titans LB
Kenny Moore | Colts DB
Rock Ya-Sin | Colts DB
Terry Mclaurin | Redskins WR
Brandon LaFell | Raiders WR
Chris Ivory | Bills RB
T.J. Ward | Buccaneers S
DeAndre White | Panthers WR
Eddie Pleasant | Packers S
DJ Moore | Panthers WR
Shelby Harris | Broncos NT
Trai Turner | Panthers G
De’Vondre Campbell | Falcons LB
Darius Slay | Lions CB
Allen Robinson | Bears WR
Lamar Miller | Texans RB
Erik Kendricks | Vikings LB
Albert Wilson | Dolphins WR
Ugo Amadi | Seahawks S
Justin Simmons | Broncos S
Preston Williams | Dolphins WR
Nelson Agholor | Eagles WR
Carlos Hyde | Texans RB
Matthew Adams | Colts LB
Alex Myers | Steelers CB
Ricardo Allen | Falcons FS
Jerome Baker | Dolphins LB
Davon Godshaux | Dolphins NT
Anthony Walker | Colts LB
Braxton Berrios | Jets WR
Breshad Perriman | Buccaneers WR
Kerryon Johnson | Lions RB
Ben Powers | Ravens OG
John Franklin III | Buccaneers WR
Desmond King | Chargers CB
Allen Hurns | Dolphins WR
Jonnu Smith | Titans TE
Avery Williamson | Jets LB
Trevor Cobb | Bears RB
Cullen Gillaspia | Texans RB
Stephen Weatherly | Vikings DE
Dwayne Allen | Patriots TE
Shelby Harris | Broncos DT
Isaiah Johnson | Raiders CB
Tae Davis | Browns LB
Elijah Wilkinson | Broncos T
Cole Hardman | Ravens WR
Keaton Sutherland | Dolphins DB
Darvin Kidsy Jr. | Redskins WR
Makington Dorleant | Packers CB
Greg Bell | Player RB
Marcus Williams | Saints S
Larry Moriarty | Player RB
Earl Campbell | Player RB
Danny Amendola | Lions WR

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The Venue:

2023 Players Tailgate venue for Super Bowl 57

One of the most prime locations for Super Bowl 57 in Phoenix, the Players Tailgate features an outdoor tailgating space with State Farm Stadium as the backdrop.

The 2023 Players Tailgate features reserved VIP Cabanas for 6 or 12 people.

VIP Reserved Cabana for 6 includes:
  • Six (6) Players Tailgate tickets with VIP Reserved Cabana Access
  • One (1) Leather couch and one (1) table
  • Two (2) Ottoman leather seats
  • Meet & Greet with player at your private Cabana
  • Photo with player and your group in Cabana
  • Hors D’ouvres
    • Dedicated bottle service with the following beverage package:
    • Two (2) Bottles of Premium Vodka
    • One (1) Bottle of Premium Tequila or Whiskey and Mixers (soda)
    • Premium bottled beer selection of your choice
    • Bottled water
  • VIP Hostess for Cabana
VIP Reserved Cabana for 12 includes:
  • Twelve (12) Players Tailgate tickets with VIP Reserved Cabana Access
  • One (1) Leather couch and one (1) table
  • Four (4) leather chairs
  • Meet & Greet with player at your private cabana
  • Photo with player and your group in your cabana
  • Hors D’ouvres
  • Dedicated bottle service with the following beverage package:
    • Two (2) Bottles of Premium Vodka
    • One (1) Bottle of Premium Tequila or Whiskey and Mixers (soda)
    • Premium bottled beer selection of your choice
    • Bottled water
  • VIP Hostess for Cabana

Participating Celebrity Chefs:

Todd English is a renowned chef/restaurateur. He is a four-time James Beard Award winner and inductee into the James Beard Foundation’s “Who’s Who in Food and Beverage in America.” Todd has authored six critically acclaimed cookbooks, created the record-breaking housewares line, The Todd English Collection, and hosted the Emmy-nominated and James Beard award winning series Food Trip with Todd English. Todd English Enterprises includes over twenty innovative restaurants spanning the country and abroad, opening the first restaurant, Olives, in 1989. Other concepts include Figs, Todd English Food Hall, Tuscany, Bonfire, Todd English P.U.B, bluezoo, MXDC, and Todd’s in Palm Beach.

Antonia is our 1st female chef and has measured her success by her innate ability to understand her audience. She apprenticed under culinary legends and absorbed their sophisticated techniques. After rising quickly through the ranks at Wolfgang Puck’s Spago. Antonia has quickly become one of America’s most beloved chefs and is best known for her roles on Top Chef, CNBC’s Restaurant Startup, Cutthroat Kitchen, Iron Chef America, Best Thing I Ever Ate and most recently, Food Network’s Guys Grocery Games.

One of Miami’s most successful chefs and restaurateurs. Hales has appeared on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, as well as co- hosted an episode of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives with Chef Guy Fieri, Guy’s Grocery Games winning as an All-Star Chef DDD tournament, Americas’s Best Bite for best burger, 24 Hour Layover with Anthony Bourdain, Fast Casual Nation, The Great Food Truck Race, The Daily Meal annual best in the country top 100 for Sakaya Kitchen, Blackbrick and Dim Ssam a gogo, and Food Network’s Beat Bobby Flay. Hales has been nominated and awarded Top 50 Restaurant in America by Bon Appetit Magazine, Best Hotel Restaurant Miami, Best Fried Chicken, Best Brunch, Best Chinese Restaurant, Best Healthful Fast Food by Miami New Times, Top Food Truck in America Bon Appetit, South Florida Food 50 by Miami Herald, Chef of the Year and Restaurant of the Year nomination by Eater.

As one of Boston’s most notable chefs and restaurateurs, Chef Ken Oringer began his career in San Francisco @ acclaimed dining destination Silks in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Traveler magazine named Silks “one of the top twenty restaurants in America,” and raves followed in the Zagat Survey and Gourmet. Ken opened Clio in Boston within the first year, Clio was named “Best Newcomer of the Year” by Gourmet magazine and made John Mariani’s respected list of “America’s Best New Restaurants” in Esquire. The early success of Clio earned Ken a James Beard Award nomination for Best Chef Northeast four years in a row.Clio was named one of Gourmet magazine’s “Top 50 Restaurants in America.”

James Beard Award—winning chef and partner of Boston favorites Coppa, an Italian enoteca, Toro, the Little Donkey and Toro in New York City. Toro received rave reviews from outlets like The New York Times and New York Magazine. Jamie has taken the Toro concept and expanded it to Bangkok, Thailand. Bissonnette is a winner of the Cochon 555 nose-to-tail competition, was awarded the inaugural People’s Choice: Best New Chef award by Food & Wine magazine.

With 15 restaurants currently open worldwide in cities such as Las Vegas, Dubai, Toronto, Singapore, Beverly Hills, Seoul and another 12 restaurants set to open in the next 2 years in cities such as Paris, San Diego, San Francisco, Dallas , Saudi, Doha and Boston, Chef Akira Back has a global reach that is unmatched. Through his national and international locations, he has been able to bring diverse culinary influences acquired during his upbringing and through his global travels around the world through his illustrious 20-year culinary career.

It begins deep in the heart of Texas, where Burt Bakman, an Israeli immigrant, found his calling to be a pitmaster. A quick business trip to the Lone Star State instead turned into a chance exploration of barbecue at its source, fostering a lifelong obsession in him to perfect the craft. Not a man to settle for second-best, Bakman determined to become one of the “greats” at smoking meat.When you sit down at SLAB and taste the marbled brisket for the first time or strike up a conversation over a shared plate of food, you’ll know this experience has been worth the wait.

2023 Players Tailgate Emcee:

Sage Steele, ESPN

The 2022 Host is something we take great pride in selecting. When you have had Michael Strahan, Erin Andrews, Charissa Thompson, Lindsey Czarniak and Jaymee Sire as your previous hosts; these are big shoes to fill. Each year we take our time, to find an Emcee that is on top of their game and one we feel our Players Tailgate guests will respond to. This year’s 2020 selection is Sage Steele.

One of ESPN’s most popular and respected commentators and hosts, Sage Steele currently serves as anchor for the 6 p.m. SportsCenter with co-anchor Kevin Neghandi. Aside from SportsCenter hosting duties, Steele also serves as the lead anchor for “SportsCenter: On The Road,” on-site at some of the biggest sporting events in the world, including the NBA Finals, the Super Bowl, World Series, the Masters, the College Football National Championship and many more.

Before SportsCenter: On The Road, Steele showed great versatility, spending four seasons hosting ESPN’s NBA Countdown, and had previously contributed to ESPN First Take, Mike & Mike in the Morning, and SportsNation.

2023 Players Tailgate DJ:

DJ Irie

As the first professional sports franchise DJ in the United States, DJ Irie is the official DJ of some of the most iconic brands in the world, such as Carnival Cruise Lines, the Miami Heat, Target, Mountain Dew Kickstart, Evian, Jamie Foxx and more, making himself one of the most established DJ’s in the industry.

At the 2022 Players Tailgate at Super Bowl LVI, DJ Irie will be providing his world-class entertainment to help set the stage for the biggest and best pre-game tailgate in Los Angeles before Super Bowl 56.

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2023 Players Tailgate Menu:

Chef Guy Fieri:

Flavortown chicken guy crispy chicken tender sandwiches

Chef Aaron May:

Artisan charcuterie and cheese board

Meat District burgers, short rib, chuck and brisket on a martins potato roll

Chef Ken Orringer:

Little Donkey raw bar featuring lobster, Stone crab and caviar

Chef Danny Vargas:

Teriyaki wings with carrot slaw, ranch and blue cheese

Mango habanero wings with celery carrot, ranch and blue cheese

Chef Todd English:

Duck shawarma with cherry riata and foie gras espuma

Chef Todd English:

Crisp potato with raclette cheese

Chef Antonia Lofaso:

Meatball hero with burrata, arugula and parmesan

Chef Richard Hales:

Black Brick world famous dumpling

Chef Burt Bakman:

SLAB oooh brisket sandwich with cool cole slaw and tallow bun

Chef Scot Craig:

New Orleans crawfish beignets from Nola’s staple Katies restaurant

Chef Adam Allison & Chef Jeff Krause:

Nacho and Taco Fiesta

Operation BBQ Relief:

Memphis Style slow smoked baby back ribs

Ice cream novelties and treats