2017 Players Tailgate at the Super Bowl: Media Roundup

Described as the best pre-game event before the Super Bowl, the 2017 Players Tailgate at Super Bowl LI was the biggest and best event to date. We look back at some of the various outlets that covered the event, and what they had to say.


TMZ Sports

The guys at TMZ Sports talked to celebrity chef Guy Fieri ahead of the 2017 Players Tailgate at Super Bowl LI in Houston.

CBS “Tailgate Fan”

The NFL’s biggest event of the year attracts some big-time pregame parties and this past weekend was no different. Host Nick Stevens and the crew of Tailgate Fan made the trip down to Houston to check out the local scene in the lead up to the big game. Read the full story here.


In the middle of the sold-out kickoff party, Fieri explained the Super Bowl/tailgating conundrum: “At football games, you tailgate all year, then you go to the Super Bowl, and they don’t allow tailgating… We didn’t like that, so we thought we’d throw the best tailgate party anyone’s ever seen.” That bash included a BBQ Butts and Brisket station, as well as a Mac Daddy Mac N Cheese stand, and a dessert counter called the Flavortown Finale Ice Cream & Candy Bar. On the lighter side of things, the celebrity chef served ahi tuna poke, made with fish that was flown in fresh from Hawaii. Clearly, no expense was spared at this suped-up Super Bowl smorgasbord.” Read the full story here.


If anyone knows how to tailgate and throw the most epic Super Bowl party, it’s Guy Fieri. He hosted the tailgate at last year’s Super Bowl in San Francisco. Guy told POPSUGAR, “After that experience . . . I had such a good time. I said, ‘Let’s take it to another level.'” So he’s headed to Houston for this year’s Super Bowl (Patriots vs. Falcons) to throw the ultimate pregame party.” Read the full story here.

Want to learn more about Bullseye Event Group’s events such as the Players Tailgate at Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, Gate 6 Hospitality at The Masters and more? Click here.


What You Need to Know: Players Super Bowl Tailgate


We’re not far away from Super Bowl 50. That means we’re only a few days away from the best pre-game tailgate party of the year, the Players Super Bowl Tailgate!

Here’s what you need to know:

The Players Super Bowl Tailgate is on Super Bowl Sunday, February 7th. The Tailgate starts at 10:30 a.m. PST and we will close our doors at 3:30 p.m. once kickoff starts for Super Bowl 50. The Players Tailgate is located on the corner of Tasman Dr. and Great American Parkway. The event is located three blocks away from the game. It’s only a five minute walk from the Players Tailgate to Levi’s Stadium.

For the Players Tailgate, we will be constructing a 14,000 sqft pavilion along with utilizing 20,000 sqft of outdoor space to create the best venue for Super Bowl tailgating. The indoor and outdoor hospitality lounge will be lined with tables, couches and other areas where you can watch ESPN’s pre-game coverage broadcast on large tv screens. Our custom high-end hospitality center will be filled with private party areas, high top tables and soft leather furniture. The atmosphere will be one of a luxurious lounge made especially for our kind of VIP tailgating.  What’s more, we park our corporate buses close by, so transportation to the Super Bowl will be fast and easy along with a police escort to and from the tailgate! Here’s how far away the stadium is from the tailgating space.

The Players Super Bowl Tailgate features an open, premium bar with a five-star, all-you-can-eat menu prepared by the headliner Chef Guy Fieri. Joining Guy Fieri at the tailgate will be celebrity chefs Beau MacMillan, G Garvin and Aaron May who will complete our roster of great Super Bowl chefs. His menu features a super steak sandwich station, a whole hog throwdown, low country jambalaya, mac daddy mac and cheese bar, a live nacho bar, and more!




We’re delighted to have Erin Andrews as the official host and emcee of the 2016 Players Super Bowl Tailgate. We’re getting pretty excited to welcome 25+ active and current NFL players, celebrities and guests who will eat, drink and get entertained before the Super Bowl Championship game. The NFL players we host are previous Super Bowl Champions, Pro Bowlers and the games hottest rookies.


Erin Andrews Emcee


We’d love to see you there! Call Bullseye Event Group at 317-800-5820 for pricing and more information about the 2016 Players Super Bowl Tailgate and Super Bowl weekend packages. Tickets for the Players Super Bowl Tailgate are still available.



Watch what last year’s Players Super Bowl Tailgate looked like:


VIP Colts Tailgate Info You Need to Know for Game Day

We’re here to answer your questions, and tell you what you need to know before you come to the Colts VIP Tailgate on game day.


Where is the tailgate?

The tailgate is hosted at the Crane Bay Event Center at 551 W Merrill St, Indianapolis, IN 46225. (map) The Crane Bay Center had two open patio areas along with seating and couches to sit indoors.

The Outside of the Crane Bay Event Center

Where is Lucas Oil from there?

From the Crane Bay, Lucas Oil Stadium is a short two block walk to the east down Merrill St. in downtown Indianapolis.

What time does it start?

The tailgates start three hours before kickoff for all the Colts home games. You can double check the times here. The tailgate ends at the start of the game.


Who’s going to be there?

We have visits from the Colts cheerleaders, former Colts players, and NFL alumni, live broadcast site of ESPN 1070’s The Fan with JMV and Big Joe Staysniak, and the event is emceed by Laura Steele.


What’s going to be there?

Great food, great drinks, and a party atmosphere. There’s also a Microsoft gaming area inside the Colts VIP tailgate that has 10+ Xbox gaming stations, a live auction on signed Indianapolis Colts memorabilia, a photo booth with props, HD TVs showing pre-game broadcasts, and Draft Kings onsite at the tailgates using Microsoft Surface tablets to sign attendees up for Fantasy Football.


What’s there to eat?

We have a buffet catered by Morton’s Steakhouse. The menu will include filets, pulled pork sliders, parmesan truffle matchstick fries, chili, cornbread, and key lime pie. Yum!


What’s there to drink?

There’s an open top-shelf cocktail bar hosted by Fuzzy’s Vodka, refreshments from Coca-Cola, and an open beer and wine bars featuring bottled beer and bottled wine from Miller Coors and Heineken.

Outside of the VIP Colts Tailgate

Don’t forget to check your bags with Lucas Oil Stadium guidelines.

Remember to bring the noise.

The Colts always play better at home games supported by the best fans anywhere. Or if you’re a fan for the other team, that’s good too!

And wear your best game face.


Colts Super Fan at Lucas Oil Stadium

You can buy tickets for the VIP Tailgate. And Colts tickets as well! Stay updated on our promotions and giveaways, follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

And as always Go Colts!



Colts vs. Steelers

Two years in a row, the Indianapolis Colts will have to play the Pittsburgh Steelers at home. That hurts. Most predictions for the Colts put them at 12-4. One of those losses gets chalked up to the Steelers.

Ben Roethlisberger is a pretty good quarterback. He doesn’t often let anyone forget that. Take for instance, the last time the Colts played the Steelers. Steelers outscored the Colts 51-34. That game showed just how dependent the Colts are on cornerback Vontae Davis. And it makes the whole of the Colts defense look pretty precarious.

For a traditionally defense-oriented team, the Steelers have been inadequate as of late. They’ve tried to compensate for this by choosing defensive players in the draft. In the first round, Steelers chose linebacker Bud Dupree. He’s a linebacker with speed and pass-rush capabilities. The Steelers two cover corners, Senquez Golson and Doran Grant, could also be good this season. These new guys have potential, if they could stay uninjured.

The Colts have almost as much trouble defending against the Steelers as they do the Patriots.  If the Colts lose another good player on defense or don’t play up to potential, no matter how high they score, it won’t be enough.

The Colts face the Steelers in week 13 of their NFL season. The game should be a cold one. It’s in Heinz Field Pittsburgh PA, December 6th. Sunday Night Football, baby.

Kickoff is slated to start at 8:30 p.m. That game will be broadcast on NBC. If you want to go watch that game, you can still purchase Colts vs Steelers tickets.


The Best Indianapolis Colts Tailgate

Our first VIP Colts Tailgate of the season was a blast! We had over one thousand devoted Colts fans (and some Jets fans too) come out to party with us before the first Indianapolis Colts home game.


Outside the Colts VIP pre game tailgate party


Past NFL players dropped by to visit. And two of the Colts cheerleaders came to say hello and take photos with fans. We had such a beautiful September evening in Indianapolis that both the outdoor patios were open. Brett Wiscons played guitar for the crowd enjoying the wonderful weather. Our emcee for the night, Laura Steele even held a hairiest Colts fan contest. ESPN’s 1070 The Fan with JMV and Big Joe Staysniak was on stage broadcasting live from the tailgate while everyone mingled and enjoyed some great food.


Laura Steele with past colts players


Did we mention the food? Morton’s Steakhouse catered the event with wonderful filets, cheeseburger sliders, pulled pork sandwiches, parmesan truffle matchstick fries, chili, cornbread, and key lime pie for dessert. All that food went perfectly with our top-shelf open bar, and drinks from Coca-Cola.


Morton's Catering

New this year was the Microsoft gaming area with 10+ gaming stations to play on. Microsoft Surface tablets were also on hand to sign people up for Draft Kings fantasy football. A silent auction with Colts signed memorabilia lined one of the walls. And a photo booth was set up with hilarious props for Colts fans to get their pictures taken.

It always hard when the party before hand is better than the game. But hopefully the Colts will find their rhythm and give us something to celebrate the next time they play in Lucas Oil Stadium.

Can’t wait to see everyone for the next VIP tailgate! Our tailgate starts three hours before kickoff and it’s only two blocks away from Lucas Oil Stadium at the Crane Bay Event Center. If you need Indianapolis Colts tickets to any of the games, we have those as well.

Indianapolis Colts v. Atlanta Falcons

The Indianapolis Colts have a much needed bye week right before they play the Atlanta Falcons. The break comes after a gristly set of games, but leads into an easier final stretch for the Colts. By the time the Colts are at this point in the season, with most of their sticky games behind them, whether or not they’ll come out on top of the AFC will already be determined.

The Falcons are looking to be contenders in the NFC South. It’s a notoriously bad division. So that won’t take much, really. The Falcons fall right in front of the Colts for easiest NFL schedule of the season. So they might win that title after all, losing record or not.

On the plus side, the Falcons have themselves a new head coach in Dan Quinn. He excelled as Seahawks defensive coordinator, but this will be his first year as a head coach.

Watch for Falcons first round pick, Vic Beasley Jr., OLB. He goes for the quarterback quickly, and hard. He’s 6’3, 240. But, again, he’s fast. He’s part of the defensive line that general manager Thomas Dimitroff was tasked with fixing. This season will determine whether or not he goes the way of last year’s head coach.

On offense, as always, Julio Jones is the gold standard. Because of T.Y. Hilton’s huge wide receiver contract, many other WRs are looking for just that kind of money. Julio Jones included.

The Falcons pass rush is also on the up and up. If this continues, and the run game heads towards their own goal. The Falcons might come out of this season with a winning record. But, the Colts are going to be one of the teams they lose to.

Week 11 for the Colts has them on the road to face the Atlanta Falcons in their Georgia Dome on Sunday November 22nd. Kick off starts at 1:00 p.m. The Colts v. Falcons game will be broadcast on CBS. You can go to that game in person by buying Colts vs Falcons tickets.

Colts v. Broncos: You’ll Want Colts Tickets for this Game

It’s the game to determine whether or not Andrew Luck, will ever be able to beat the great Peyton Manning. Given Manning’s age, this might be the last time Peyton enters Lucas Oil Stadium. It would be fitting to watch the next dynasty monument, Andrew Luck, beat Peyton. It should be a metaphorical passing of the torch. Right? Indianapolis Colts vs. Denver Broncos. It’s gonna be tough.


Peyton Manning meeting Andrew Luck


Broncos Coach Gary Kubiak is trying out his new offense. He’s diversifying the plays to take some pressure off Peyton. So, there’s a bit more focus on the run, led by the always improving RB, CJ Anderson. That run is supposed to be quick drives and a fast push down the field. This move toward a run game could spell trouble for the Colts, who occasionally, only every once in a while, have no ability to stop a run game.

The Broncos are good overall again this year, especially their defense, which means they’ll make it to the playoffs. So, Kubiak’s playing this smart. Taking the pressure off his veteran players means they’ll have a little something left come postseason.

The Broncos are still good because they’re lead by one of the best quarterbacks to play the game, even if he’s old and having a bad year. And they’re balanced, ranking second in passing yards allowed. Kubiak is taking a chance on three new guys on the o-line, who combine for a grand total of zero NFL starts. Ty Sambrailo, Max Garcia, and Matt Paradis. Fostering new talent is the way to build a team, but rookies are always a bit more fun to watch.

Peyton, will always be an Indianapolis Colt. He’ll be back to play in the house he built, maybe for the last time. Colts fans will always be partial to the man who made the Colts. It’s a big game to watch. Peyton and co. will be back at Lucas Oil Stadium for week nine in downtown Indianapolis on November 8th. Game starts at 4:25 p.m. Broadcast on CBS. Our VIP Tailgate starts at 1:00 p.m. You’ll want to go to this one. Tickets to the Colts vs. Bronocs game are also still available.


Best Colts Players for Fantasy Draft

Andrew Luck Photo

Maybe you thought too many Indianapolis Colts players on your fantasy draft team would be a bad idea? Not this year. Colts have a good shot at boating the number one offense in the league. From the looks of things so far, most of the Colts games are going to be shootouts. That means big fantasy numbers for all those players getting touchdown after touchdown.


Here’s who we think you should draft from the Colts:

Andrew Luck (Quarterback)

He’s THE quarterback. He’s been hyped for a long time as the next greatest football god. We’ll we’ve given him time. This year, with the Colts embarrassingly overloaded offensive bench, he’ll be able to have a real nice season. He’s looking at around 4,500 yards and 50 total touchdowns. We’ve seen the growth, he’s passing more often and for more yardage. He’s being drafted number one or two QB, and around 13th overall. Luck is the big pick, for the win.

T.Y. Hilton (Wide Receiver)

Oh, the Ghost. He was Andrew Luck’s top target last year. And he’ll be the common target from the above mentioned, bearded passer, again this season. He averages around 11 yards per target. His ADP is right around 9th WR, 25th overall.

Be somewhat cautious about drafting him too high. Although he deserves that rating, he might not be making the kind of numbers he put up last year, because of the infusion and overcrowding of the Colts offensive options this season, and some pressure from veteran WR Andre Johnson.

Frank Gore (Running Back)

Frank Gore is a great price per points guy. He’s the best running back, and so far this season, he’s been Andrew Luck’s go to guy. That’s why he’s a great choice, he’ll get the ball. Often. He’s set to put up great (and consistent) stats this year. NFL fans seem to have seen this. He’s a solid third-round pick, he’s drafting about 14th of all RBs and his ADP is around 40th overall.

Andre Johnson (Wide Receiver)

Okay. He’s older. He’s competing with T.Y. Hilton. But the only reason his stats have dipped in recent years has been lack of a decent QB. He’s got Andrew Luck now. And he doesn’t miss games. He might not get a lot of yards, but he’s reliable. He’ll be a prime target in the red-zone. Depending on where you play fantasy football, you might be able to steal him as his rankings differ site to site. His ADP averages out to 45, though he’s ranked as low as 59th. He may well end up a top-ten WR, so if he’s ranked lower where you draft, snatch him up.


Phillip Dorsett (Wide Receiver)

He’s explosive, but unreliable. He’ll be splitting the WR3 spot with Donte Moncrief. But if you need a late round draft pick, he’s worth a shot. He’s a rookie with potential for now. If your in a keeper league, he’s an extremely good early bet. He’s going to get better. He’s a better bet for dynasty leagues even if he’s with such a high-production offense.


Bonus: Coby Fleener (Tight End)

If you’re feeling the squeeze of the salary cap fantasy football, Fleener is a good low-cost alternative for the draft. His other TE, Dwayne Allen, is also a quiet, but solid pick. Both TEs will have low fantasy points in the season-opener though. The first Colts game is against the Bills, who don’t give many points to TEs.

Super Bowl 50 Travel Packages and Ticket Information

Are you ready for some football?! Bullseye Event Group is excited announce its three Super Bowl 50 packages choose from for the big game in San Francisco! We’re pretty excited, and you should be too. Choose from either a three or four night stay in sunny San Francisco. Check them out below!


The Buchanan Hotel Package:


The Buchanan San Francisco Buchanan Hotel Interior


The Buchanan is ideally situated in one of the most exciting pulse-points of San Francisco. You’ll find The Buchanan where three dynamic neighborhoods – Japantown, the Fillmore District and Lower Pacific Heights – all converge in one intoxicating travel trifecta. Filled with boutiques, michelin-starred restaurants, indie cinemas, and more. The Buchanan, oozes personality with touches like chandeliers rendered from vintage whiskey bottles and private spaces, including the intimate patio.

The Buchanan Hotel Package Includes:

  •   Deluxe accommodations at The Buchanan hotel for three (3) nights: Friday, February 5 – Sunday February 7, 2016.
  •    Upper Level End Zone to Corner Ticket to Super Bowl 50, February 7th 2016 (ticket upgrades available).
  •    Admission into The Players Super Bowl Tailgate pre-game party with 20+ current /active NFL players in attendance.
  •    Pre-game Super Bowl Tailgate party held Sunday, 11:00am – 4:00pm, with open premium bar and a 5-star food menu prepared by Guy Fiere.
  •    The Super Bowl Players Tailgate is located outside of the stadium, within walking distance to the game.
  •    Super Bowl gift bag.
  •    Private motor coach round trip game day transportation to Levi Stadium.

More details are here.
Park Central Hotel Package:

Park Central Hotel Park Central Hotel

Looking to just hang out and relax and take in Super Bowl weekend? Centrally located in SOMA District, with exceptional service and an inherent commitment to hospitality, Park Central is the ideal hotel for Super Bowl 50 weekend. You don’t have to leave Park Central, enjoy a drink at the contemporary hotel bar or relax in the beautiful indoor lounge and on nice days and evenings take in the outdoor terrace.
The Park Central Hotel Package Includes:

  •    Deluxe accommodations at the Park Central for three (3) nights: Friday, February 5 – Sunday February 7, 2016.
  •    Upper Level End Zone to Corner Ticket to Super Bowl 50, February 7, 2016 (ticket upgrades available).
  •    Admission into The Players Super Bowl Tailgate pre-game party with 20+ current /active NFL players in attendance.
  •    Pre-game Super Bowl Tailgate party held Sunday, 11:00am – 4:00pm, with open premium bar and a 5-star food menu prepared by Guy Fiere.
  •    The Super Bowl Players Tailgate is located outside of the stadium, within walking distance to the game.
  •    Super Bowl gift bag.
  •    Private motor coach round trip game day transportation to Levi Stadium.

More details here.
Marriott Marquis San Francisco Hotel Package:

Looking out at San Francisco from inside the Marriott The Marriott Marquis - Super Bowl 50 Hotel


The Downtown San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel exudes an essence of modern luxury and the convenience of an extraordinary hotel in downtown San Francisco, CA. Just south of Market Street, this hotel in the SOMA district is next to the Moscone Convention Center and steps away from the Yerba Buena Gardens, renowned museums and cultural attractions, world-class shopping on Union Square, and AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants. Enjoy inspiring penthouse views and cocktails at The View Lounge, bites and beverages at Bin 55 and breakfast daily at Mission Grille.

The Marriott Marquis Package Includes:

  •    Deluxe accommodations at the Marriott Marquis for four (4) nights: Thursday, February 4 – Sunday February 7, 2016.
  •    Upper Level End Zone to Corner Ticket to Super Bowl 50, February 7, 2016 (ticket upgrades available).
  •    Admission into The Players Super Bowl Tailgate pre-game party with 20+ current /active NFL players in attendance.
  •    Pre-game Super Bowl Tailgate party held Sunday, 11:00am – 4:00pm, with open premium bar and a 5-star food menu prepared by Guy Fiere.
  •    The Super Bowl Players Tailgate is located outside of the stadium, within walking distance to the game.
  •    Super Bowl gift bag.
  •    Private motor coach round trip game day transportation to Levi Stadium.

More details here.

Contact us to request Super Bowl 2016 package pricing, or for information on Super Bowl 50 travel packages and hotelsSuper Bowl tailgate party access, and Super Bowl game day tickets. Hope you have a great time celebrating Super Bowl 50!

Bullseye Announces New Partnership with Microsoft for VIP Colts Tailgate

Bullseye Event Group is proud to announce Microsoft as a new partner for the VIP Colts Tailgate 2015 season. Microsoft will be hosting a dedicated gaming area that boasts 10+ Xbox gaming stations at the VIP Colts Tailgate for Colts home games.

“We’re extremely excited to have a partner such as Microsoft partnering with Bullseye Event Group for the 2015-2016 tailgate season,” said Kyle Kinnett. “Part of this partnership will showcase the Microsoft Surface, football fans have been accustomed to seeing the QB sit on the bench looking at polaroid photos of the defense. Now that QB is looking at a Microsoft Surface Tablet, we will show Colts VIP Tailgate clients what the Quarterback is looking at.”


Colts Home Game Schedule (Eastern Time notated)

9/21/2015 N.Y. Jets – 8:30 PM

10/4/2015 Jacksonville  – 1:00 PM

10/18/2015 New England  – 8:30 PM

10/25/2015 New Orleans  – 1:00 PM

11/8/2015 Denver – 4:25 PM

Week 10 BYE 

11/29/2015 Tampa Bay – 1:00 PM

12/20/2015 Houston – 1:00 PM

1/3/2015 Tennessee – 1:00 PM


Microsoft Store will provide the following at the VIP Colts Tailgate:

•      10 Xboxes with monitors – Madden and other games will be available

•      8 surface Pro 3, W10 devices, all technology running on Microsoft devices

•      Microsoft devices to sign customers up for Draft Kings fantasy Football

•      Opportunity to participate in future Madden gaming tournaments at the Microsoft store

The VIP Tailgate presented by Bullseye Event Group will be located at The Crane Bay event center. Tickets for the 205-2016 VIP Tailgate are available for purchase at BullseyeEventGroup.com.

About Bullseye Event Group

Bullseye Event Group is the Official Events and Travel Partner of the Indianapolis Colts. As a secure, official source for travel, hotel, pre-game parties and tickets, Bullseye Event Group is a direct and dependable source for The Colts VIP Tailgate, Super Bowl packages, The Players Super Bowl Tailgate, the Masters and event tickets, delivering unforgettable experiences to fans. To learn more, visit BullseyeEventGroup.com

Your Cart
Your cart is empty