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Fans tailgate before the highly anticipated Iron Bowl

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Hundreds of Thousands of people filled the city of Auburn for one of the most anticipated rivalry games this year. News Threes Naomi Keitt was in Auburn all day Saturday and shows us how fans celebrated Iron Bowl Saturday.

"War Eagle," cheered a group of tailgaters in Auburn. It was this cheering, family and friends that marked the pre-game atmosphere in Auburn Iron Bowl Saturday. One group has been in town since Thursday but have been tailgating for much longer than that.

"Ever since I was 2 I think," said tailgater Lauren.

"And so normally what do you guys do when you're tailgating," asked reporter Naomi Keitt? "We always bring our RV and get a bunch of food and we just hang out all day until game time," said Lauren.

For many tailgaters, the trek to the Iron Bowl is a yearly tradition, where family takes priority.

"We've been coming to the Auburn games since I graduated in 1978, and our children all went to Auburn and our grandchildren have already decided where they're going to school. We're just orange and blue all the way through. We're all family and we're all in," said Donny Goodwin.

"We get to see our children. We have 3 children here in Auburn. This tailgate consists of 4 families from our hometown and we get to see their children and grandchildren and it's just a lot of fun to be here," said Annette Burkett.

And even the younger generation loves the gameday atmosphere.

"I love to see all my friends and family," said one tailgater.

Auburn will be heading to Atlanta to compete in the SEC Championship game next Saturday.

Naomi Keitt

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