1. Mighty Marching Hornets Band
Like most historically black universities, Alabama State is home to an incredible band. The Mighty Marching Hornets Band is one of the main draws at ASU, and you won’t want to leave your seat when you see them take the field as they usually steal the show.
2. New Stadium
New ASU Stadium is one of the most beautiful stadiums in the SWAC as well as the FCS. The new stadium is worth the trip alone for any college football fan, so enjoy the beautiful venue during your trip to Montgomery.
3. Hornet Legends Walk
Make sure to check out the Hornet Legend Walk before the game. The Hornet Legends Walk gives you the opportunity to see your favorite Hornets players up close before the game. The walk takes place two hours before kickoff and has the Hornets football team walk down Harris Way and continue between the Life Science and Abernathy building.
4. Magic City Classic
The annual Magic City Classic takes place each year between the two largest historically black universities in Alabama, Alabama A&M, and Alabama State. The matchup dates back to 1924, and it is typically the highest attended FCS game of the season. Head on up to Birmingham for the Magic City Classic between Alabama A&M and Alabama State.
The Stingettes will dazzle you with their dance moves at the game. The dance team puts on a fantastic show and is a must-see part of any Hornets game, so stop what you’re doing when you see them take the field.
Enjoy the performances of the Honeybeez throughout the game. You won’t want to miss these talented performers as they’re one of the best parts of any Alabama State football game.
7. Turkey Day Classic
Alabama State and Tuskegee play each year in the Turkey Day Classic. The rivalry began in 1924, and it has been played every year since then. The Turkey Day Classic also serves as Alabama State’s homecoming game, meaning there isn’t a better time to attend a Hornets game at New ASU Stadium than the Turkey Day Classic.
8. Hornet Mascot
The mascot at Alabama State is beloved by the fans, especially the young ones, making him a fun part of any Hornets game. Keep an eye out for the mascot as you never know what he’ll do next.