Did you know that 50M people spend $12 billion tailgating each year?  Ever wonder how it started? What cities tailgate the most?

With Thanksgiving on Thursday the nation will also enjoy a full day of football. It’s time to break out the cooler, grill and team jerseys for this distinctly American pastime, celebrated at professional and collegiate football games across the country.

Check out the graphic below to learn tailgating history, statistics and tips.