Husker tailgaters share traditions and camaraderie

Every home football game, they set up camp in a ring around Memorial Stadium like pioneers settling in for a long spell.

For miles around in any direction, they stake their claims under viaducts, in parking garages and atop parking lots. Many have to shell out a pretty penny for their small tract of land.

These are Husker tailgaters — a hardy lot who are as varied as their vehicles. Some are new to the practice; others have tailgated for generations. Some have spent thousands renovating all types of mobile contraptions; others simply pull the family car into the stall and light the grill.

Meet some of the interesting folks who make up the Husker tailgating corps. Click on any location in the story map below to see and hear a Husker tailgate story.

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