Press release: PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh and Tailgate Guys have formed a new partnership to bring turn-key and hassle-free tailgating on the Great Lawn at Heinz Field for the 2017 Pitt Football season. Tailgate Guys, founded in 2009, takes the trouble out of tailgating by providing an exclusive, fun gameday experience for their guests. Through their partnership with Pitt, they can now offer tailgate packages to accommodate groups of all sizes on the Great Lawn at Heinz Field. The packages include tents, tables, chairs, coolers with ice, TV and media service and food options. Patrons will be able to drop off their own beverages at their designated tent space prior to the start of the tailgate. “The partnership with Tailgate Guys will enhance the gameday experience for our fans by creating a unique and exciting tailgate atmosphere within steps of Heinz Field,’’ said Pitt Director of Athletics Heather Lyke. “We have one of the best home venues in the ACC and this initiative is only going to add to the excitement and energy around the stadium on gameday. We look forward to our fans enjoying this new tradition this fall.” Tailgate Guys operates on campuses and in bowl games around the country with current partners including; Alabama, Auburn, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Penn State, South Florida, Texas, Texas A&M, TCU, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, the Peach Bowl and the Cotton Bowl. Tailgate Guys has been providing guests with a first-class tailgate experience for eight years and are excited to offer the same opportunity to the Panther fan base. “After the summer we’ve had, it was great to add to our momentum with the University of Pittsburgh,” said Parker Duffey, Tailgate Guys’ President & CEO. “We’re pushing ourselves harder and further this season and we can’t wait to join the fans in Pittsburgh this fall.” Tailgate packages will be available to season ticket holders and Panther Club members immediately with public sales beginning Monday, July 31. Interested parties can call 412-525-4125 or contact email@example.com with questions and reservation inquiries. About Tailgate Guys Founded in the spring of 2009 by Parker Duffey and Michael Otwell through its first formalized partnership with a university partner, Auburn University, Tailgate Guys has set the standard the tailgate service industry. Tailgate Guys’ mission is to provide a superior service to the game day fan, athletic partners, and the communities in which it operates. Tailgate Guys has grown by more than 6600% since 2009 and was recognized in Inc. magazine’s 2014, 2015 and 2016 Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest-growing companies in the United States. For more information on how to make game day reservations, visit www.tailgateguys.com.