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Tailgating Lot (Two Versions) - No CC!

by Goldenbtrfly Posted 29th Dec 2017 at 9:53 PM - Updated 31st Dec 2017 at 4:51 AM by Goldenbtrfly : combined uploads per instruction
9 Comments / replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 5 Thanks Posts
For many, Fall is a time to cheer on the home team and to watch sports from either a comfy home couch or an uncomfortable stadium seat. Some fans that really want to be immersed in the spirit of their team and the camaraderie of cheering them on, so they may do a little or a lot of tailgating! There are TWO versions of this lot - basic and fenced, so please be sure and grab the file you want! The fence and bushes are easy enough to remove if you do snag the wrong one.

The internet describes tailgating as: A tailgate party is a social event held on and around the open tailgate of a vehicle. Tailgating, which originated in the United States, often involves consuming alcoholic beverages and grilling food. Tailgate parties occur in the parking lots at stadiums and arenas, before and occasionally after games and concerts. People attending such a party are said to be 'tailgating'. Many people participate even if their vehicles do not have tailgates. Tailgate parties also involve people bringing their own alcoholic beverages, barbecues, food etc. which is sampled and shared among fans attending the tailgate. Tailgates are intended to be non-commercial events, so selling items to the fans is frowned upon. Tailgate parties have spread to the pre-game festivities at sporting events besides football, such as basketball, hockey, soccer, and baseball, and also occur at non-sporting events such as weddings, barbecues, and concerts.

To use it in a sentence:"Lot 16E is reserved for alumni who wish to tailgate before the game" < This is the idea I was aiming for, and the inspiration behind this lot for the Seasons and Celebrations theme. What else could tailgating be than a celebration of team spirit!

This lot features:
  • Burglar alarm and smoke detector - no phone! (If your Sims will live here, cell phones are recommended.)
  • 2 grills
  • Lots of cars
  • Ample seating, some under a canopy
  • Bathroom
  • Fruit juice barrel/keg
  • Fun items - Chess table, radio, and party favors
  • "Merchandise stand" - this is generally frowned upon on real tailgating lots, but for my version/vision I included it to give Sims more to do.

Basic lot price: 41718
Fenced lot price: 55103
Both lots are 2x2

Since this has to be a residential lot for the cars to show up, it is not fully livable as is. You would definitely need a refrigerator or a picnic basket from ZenaDewDrop @ GoS , a shower (or sponge bath mod) and learning items to make this more habitable for the residents. If you wish to turn it into a commercial lot, the cars will disappear! You can, however, download car statues to simulate a full parking lot. This lot would probably be best for those who want to do storytelling, but you can run it as a home business if you wanted to with some tweaking. Alternatively, it would make a good companion lot for any football or sports lots you have placed in your neighborhood!

No CC was used, but all EPs/SPs are installed.

Lot Size: 2x2
Lot Price (furnished): 41718

Additional Credits:
Wikipedia for the definition.
Gummilutt for feedback, LOTS of encouragement on the idea and the awesome thumbnail pic she made me.
Lamare who gave Gummilutt the idea to do diagonal cuts!
Zarathustra for his amazing parking lots, which I discovered AFTER I had done this one.

Number of bedrooms: Not Applicable
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2 University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time Apartment Life + 9 SPs
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Tailgate - Residential

Size: 463.7 KB · Downloads: 345 · 31st Dec 2017
463.7 KB 345 31st Dec 2017
Tailgate - Residential

Size: 444.9 KB · Downloads: 379 · 29th Dec 2017
444.9 KB 379 29th Dec 2017
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3. Install: Double-click on the .sims2pack file to install its contents to your game. The files will automatically be installed to the proper location(s).
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#2 Old 30th Dec 2017 at 12:02 AM
OMG, Golden, I was *just* thinking about doing something like this, but I'm so glad you went first -- you NAILED it!! Love the memorabilia stand, the tent, the canopied areas, everything! So totally awesome, makes me so homesick for the US. It's perfect!! ^_^

Lab Assistant
#3 Old 30th Dec 2017 at 12:38 AM
What a neat idea, AWESOME job Golden!
Test Subject
#4 Old 30th Dec 2017 at 7:02 AM
Very inventive!
Original Poster
#5 Old 30th Dec 2017 at 9:31 PM
@Liz - *blush* You are too kind, thank you for such a lovely comment. I think you would have nailed it too, and you should give it a build. No reason we cannot have choices! (We can always use sports recolors. *wink* Haha!)

@InLoveWithRed @pamreg - Thank you for the comments! You guys are so nice, and I'm so happy you like it!!!! I really wasn't sure if anyone would. :D
Mad Poster
#6 Old 31st Dec 2017 at 12:06 AM
Another great job
Original Poster
#7 Old 1st Jan 2018 at 3:33 PM
@Justpetro - Thank you! I had fun with this one. :D
Mad Poster
#8 Old 2nd Jan 2018 at 7:50 PM
You really captured the atmosphere, you can almost smell the sausages and hamburgers grilling, and the beer, and hear the rowdy noise of beer-bellied men, women and children chanting their team cheers, laughing and having a good time. Really well done
Test Subject
#9 Old 12th Jan 2018 at 4:24 AM
Fun! Neat concept and I will be definitely squeezing this in my (nearly complete) neighborhood. 0=)
Original Poster
#10 Old 3rd Feb 2018 at 10:05 PM
@gummilutt - Haha, that is exactly what I picture too. It's great to get a couple Sims tossing the football/baseball around too to complete the scene! Thank you for the lovely comment.

@retrosimdream - Thank you! I'm honored that you would make room for the lot.