Meet The Group Of Bros Who Bought An Ambulance So They Could Bro-Out Together At New York Giants Games
Every group of friends has *that* idea. You know the one — the harebrained, half-assed fools notion that unites the entire squad. The twisted stroke of genius that starts with an afternoon of throwing back Bud Lights and ends with someone saying “we should totally do it…”
Man caves. Cabins. Bars. Joint ventures. Very few of these ideas ever actually come to fruition. But when a group of Quinnipiac University fraternity brothers couldn’t imagine not spending a Sunday Funday together during football season, they made the only logical move: Buy an ambulance. Paint it blue. Go to Giants games to tailgate on game day. Call it the BIG BLUEBULANCE.
If you’ve been to the MetLife’s Stadium’s hallowed asphalt parking lot to tailgate for a Giants game, you’re probably familiar with with the BIG BLUEBULANCE. It’s a fixture at every home game for the past couple years.
Jimmy Stewart, a former volunteer EMT and the group’s de facto spokesperson, explained the history to me in an e-mail: “We all graduated right around the time when MetLife (Giants) Stadium opened. We were all fortunate enough to invest in PSLs to secure tickets, although we all do not sit together. So we have had seats since 2010.”
A few years later, they invested in a used ambulance and embarked on a mission of turning it into the ultimate tailgating vehicle. Here is the story of how a group of Bros actually acted on their dream, which might be the ultimate #squadgoals.
Where are you guys from? What do you do?
There are six of us that are considered BLUEBULANCE Founders and we grew up across NY, NJ, and CT. All but one of us graduated from Quinnipiac University, and we became close friends while enjoying our time in our college fraternity, TKE. We are spread across multiple industries including Finance, Accounting, Technology, Insurance, Healthcare.
How long have you had Giants season tickets?
We all graduated right around the time when MetLife (Giants) Stadium opened. We were all fortunate enough to invest in PSL’s to secure tickets, although we all do not sit together. So we have had seats since 2010.
How did you come up with the idea to turn an ambulance into the ultimate tailgating vehicle?
After we all purchased season tickets we started throwing together our own tailgates which got bigger and bigger week by week. We had so much “gear” that is would take two cars and one SUV to comfortably transport everything to and from the games. It was a hassle to say the least.
We through around the idea of purchasing a tailgate vehicle during the 2012 season. I was a volunteer EMT and sold everyone on considering a used ambulance as our soon to be vehicle, an idea I had for years . The outside storage capacity was great, functionality made sense, ability to transport most of us to and from the game, and the fact that we could customize her and make her absolutely awesome were just some of the selling points. During the 2012-2013 offseason we executed on the idea. The BIG BLUEBULANCE made her debut during the 2013 preseason and the rest is history.