The Real Cost of Being a Football Fan

By Alex McIntyre - 2011-09-26T19:38:09Z

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Tailgating Parties

For the Super fan, tailgating parties are a must. Below are weekly food costs for 15 people. It comes out to $525 per game (for seven games).

$16: Hills Own Famous Ohio Beef Meat Loaf, 16 oz. (2)

$48: Chairman's Reserve Boneless Ribeye Steak, 8 oz.

$23: Hills Own Ground Chuck Patties (2), 8 oz.

$40: Hills Own Footlong Subs, various types

$56: Dorothy Lane Killer Brownies (15 at $4)

$36: 24 pack of Bud Light, 24 pack of Budweiser

Other items: bratwurst, chicken, hot dogs, buns, steak and horseradish sauce, ketchup, mayo, mustard, relish, dill spears, potato and tortilla chips, salsa, cole slaw, potato, macaroni and chicken salads, carrot and celery sticks, ranch dressing, soda, juice, apples, Ohio State paper plates, napkins, cups, team color plastic cutlery, charcoal briquettes