Make Football Season Grande

October 17th, 2023

It’s football season once again, and that’s wonderful news here. Whether they’re fans of the Carolina Panthers, the Clemson Tigers, the South Carolina Gamecocks, the local Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, or a faraway team, our residents get in the spirit and win the morning before the game even kicks off. We’re happy to share some tips on how to make sure you’re in a position to win the day and show your football pride.

Spirit For All to See

The first way to show out before the game is to deck out the exterior of your home. Be a loud and proud fan by showing your neighbors who you are rooting for every day of the week. Not only does it add a little color and personality to the street, but it makes for some good conversation with neighbors as they pass by. The football fanatics of Grande Dunes make themselves seen through this, and it goes a long way to strengthen the camaraderie of the community. So hang those flags and banners, display those garden gnomes, and show your team spirit in any eye-catching way you can think of!

Watch Party Plates

The importance of good football food extends far beyond taste — it’s a mechanism that weaves the tapestry of neighborhood friendships. When the game is on, and the aroma of sizzling sliders, BBQ ribs, and cheesy nachos fills the air, it beckons people to gather, share, and celebrate together. The act of breaking bread, or in this case, chicken wings, sparks conversations about strategies, favorite players, and memorable plays, forging deeper bonds among neighbors. The delectable spread of snacks, from loaded nachos to sizzling hotdogs and homemade brownies, creates an atmosphere of shared excitement. No matter your team, coming together and enjoying food and football is part of what makes a community like Grande Dunes truly connected.

Time for Tailgating

For a more immersive football experience, drive your friends, family, and neighbors right to the action. Less than 30 minutes from Grande Dunes, Coastal Carolina University has a powerhouse football program and an unparalleled tailgating experience. The coastal backdrop of the Conway, SC campus adds a unique charm to the festivities, making it an ideal setting for tailgating enthusiasts. From the spirited chants and cheers to the iconic teal and bronze color palette, an infectious energy sweeps through the crowd. In the parking lots, you’ll find an array of coastal-inspired delicacies, like seafood spreads and Lowcountry boils, all highlighting the region’s culinary prowess. Tailgaters engage in friendly cornhole competitions, beach volleyball matches, and more to pass the time before the game. Oh! And there’s plenty of free parking within walking distance of the stadium. It’s not just a football game; it’s a celebration of the vibrant coastal region, where the sun, sea, and sports come together for an unforgettable tailgating experience.

Football is just a game, except it isn’t. It’s also about family, as rooting for a team is passed down through generations and brings back childhood memories. It’s about relationships, as friendships are made in common alliances or strengthened despite opposing allegiances. It’s about community, as neighbors come together in decorating, in food, and in fun to enjoy the non-stop gridiron action. All of these things together make football season in Grande Dunes a special season. If you want to be a part of our “fan-a-tical” community, check out the new homes available now.