Here’s How to Survive Sitting in the Bleachers This Winter

Most stadiums are frigid by December. Sitting or standing for hours is hard enough on a nice day, but it can feel like torture when the sky is pelting you with snow, sleet, or rain. You don’t generate as much heat when you’re stationary, and drinking alcohol exacerbates body heat loss. If only it were a walk in the park, at least you’d be moving.

Water-resistant materials such as Gore-Tex and waxed cotton, and insulating materials such as goose down, wool, and fluffy synthetics are your friends this time of year. With that in mind, here are some smart ways to stay warm at the game.

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