In Game

Cardinals pride is on display in full force in Muncie on game days. You’ll find everyone adorned in red and black at Ball State to show off their school pride. Inside the stadium, you’ll also be able to take in photos and see banners that celebrate some of the all-time greats in Cardinals history.

You’ll hear plenty of noise coming from the Cardinals faithful throughout the game. One of the most popular chants from the Ball State student section is known as The Chirp. During The Chirp everyone flaps their arms like a bird and yells CHIRP, CHIRP, CHIRP. It’s really something to behold, and when attending a Ball State game, you’ll even have the chance to join in on the fun for yourself.

Scheumann Stadium offers three main seating areas two along the sidelines and one in the south end zone. Each of these seating areas offers an incredible view of the field, so you can’t go wrong no matter where you sit as there isn’t a bad seat in the house. However, if you want to wit with the loudest and most fanatical fans in the stadium then make sure to get tickets in or near the student section, so you can take part in all their lively in-game chants.

You’ll find a cozy and passionate atmosphere when attending a Ball State football game, so make your way down to Muncie to take part in this great game day experience.

Things to check out

Historical Photos and Championship Banners

Located on the main concourse, these banners pay tribute to some of the best players, coaches, teams, and moments in Ball State football history. Stop by and check these out to get the full Ball State game day experience during your trip to Muncie.

The Grassy Knoll

In the north end zone of the stadium sits the grassy knoll This area is general admission lawn seating and it a great place to sit back early in the season in the sun and catch some rays and have a coaches camera view of the game. You even may get the chance to catch a football on an extra point or an overthrow in the endzone.

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Charlie the Cardinal

Charlie the Cardinal is an awesome mascot can be seen all over the stadium during the game. While most mascots stay down on the field, he uses the entire stadium as his stomping grounds. He may be with the band one minute, out on the grassy knoll the next, and then before you know it he may be sitting right next to you.

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Rock the Red

When you head to the game make sure you bring all of the red and black you’ve got to blend in with the crowd. Whether you make a stop at the bookstore and grab some official gear or if you’re coming in from Chicago and want to bring your Blackhawks jersey then go ahead since you can’t have too much red in Muncie.

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Pride of Mid-America Band

The Pride of Mid-America Band is the largest student organization at Ball State with almost 200 members. On game days you’ll find the band performing excellent renditions of traditional favorites like the school’s fight song and alma mater as well as many contemporary favorites. Don’t leave your seat at halftime, as you wouldn’t want to miss out on the outstanding halftime show, this band has to offer.

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Fight Songs

  1. The Chirp

    When the opponents are facing a third down Charlie Cardinal heads over to the student section and begins the signature chirp chant which the rest in attendance join in on. The chant features everyone waving their arms and CHIRP, CHIRP, CHIRP.


  2. Fight Song

    When Charlie Cardinal takes the boys out onto the field you’ll hear the Ball State band thundering along in the background playing the Ball State fight song. Right up there with the chirp you should definitely learn the fight song as well.

    Fight Team Fight for Ball State,
    We must win this game.
    Onward now you Cardinals,
    Bring glory to your name.
    RAH! RAH! RAH! or (FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT)  Here’s to both our colors,
    Cardinal and White.
    Praying for a victory, so… FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!  
    (Repeat Twice)

  3. Alma Mater

    Dear Alma Mater, hear our vow,
    Of faith and trust in thee.
    Thy spirit hovers near us now,
    And through eternity; Thy colors true of red and white,
    Shall e’er exalted be -—
    We’ll honor thee both day and night,
    Dear Alma Mater we love thee.
    Dear Alma Mater, hear our cry,
    Of laud and praise to thee.
    To bring thee honor e’er we’ll try,
    No matter where we be;
    Fond memories we e’er shall hold,
    Of Ball State College dear -—
    Though years may pass and we grow old,  May Alma Mater, still be near.

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