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Survey finds football fans prefer 'homegating' over tailgating

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (KFVS) -

The 2016 NFL season officially starts Thursday night when the New England Patriots host the Pittsburgh Steelers. 

While thousands will pack Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., a recent survey suggests there's no place like home to enjoy a football game. 

A survey commissioned by Indianapolis-based appliance and electronics retailer hhgregg found 70 percent of football fans would rather "homegate" than tailgate. 

The survey also finds fans aren't just "homegating" for the biggest game of the year. According to the survey, 25 percent said they'd skip the stadium in favor of their own home at least four times per season. 

"The emergence of new TV technology is one of the drivers of the rise in homegating in recent years," Chris Sutton, Vice President of Marketing at hhgregg, said. "With new 4k-UHD curved televisions, you and your guests have a better view from the couch than the 50-yard line."

Fans were also asked who'd be on the guest list for their "homegating" experience. Comedic actor Will Ferrell got the most invites with 57 percent of the vote.

Thirty-four percent said they'd prefer to have their dad sitting with them watching the action. 

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