It’s every football fan’s favorite time of year … Super Bowl season! If you’re one of the lucky folks that will be in attendance for the 50th annual game, you probably have all of your arrangements made already and are ready to rumble. However, it’s not only the athletes that have to watch out for their wellbeing during the big game. While it can be an unforgettable experience in the best way, there are a few tips to keep in mind so you can truly make the most of this bucket list adventure.

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“Broncos vs 49ers preseason game at Levi’s Stadium” by Jim Bahn – Flickr: Levi’s stadium opening. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Commons.

Stay Hydrated

This year’s game will be held in beautiful Santa Clara, California, so while you shouldn’t have to worry about any heat- or sun-related problems this time of year, it never hurts to make sure you’re drinking enough water, getting rested, and eating well in preparation. You can’t bring any outside food or drink into the stadium, but you have most of the day to fuel up before kickoff. Tailgating can be great, but try to alternate the booze with H2O to keep yourself in tip-top shape for when the real fun begins. Bring

Stay Charged Up

Audience in a Stadium
No, we’re not talking about your energy level … though that’s important, too! With such huge crowds, it can be easy to lose track of your crew, but technology has made it just as easy to keep in touch. Make sure your phone has enough juice to make it through the game and to round up the gang if you happen to get separated. Portable batteries, like those made by Mophi, can give you the extra boost necessary to go the distance.

Be Nice!

Group Of Sports Fans Tailgating In Stadium Car Park
Everyone knows that loyalties to sports teams run deep, and a big loss or sudden upset can turn even the most levelheaded fan into a lunatic in five seconds flat. Plus, when you combine that passion with beer, a small disagreement with the fans in front of you can snowball quickly. Keep things in perspective, and try not to let your emotions (or alcohol) get the best of you … even if the unruly guys in the next seat are getting on your last nerve. On that note, the “see something, say something” philosophy applies here. If you feel like anyone around you is in danger, or is a threat to fellow attendees, don’t be afraid to let a staff member know instead of taking it upon yourself to help.