The Florida Classic is played each year between Bethune-Cookman and Florida A&M and is the biggest MEAC game of the year. The game is held at Camping World Stadium in Orlando and is a must-see event for any Rattlers fan. The rivalry dates back to 1925, and the Rattlers hold a 50-21-1 all-time lead in the series. Although, the battle of the bands between the two schools is the real show, so make sure to stay in your seat at halftime when attending the Florida Classic.
Bethune–Cookman Wildcats Tailgate Guide
Tailgating is a huge part of attending a game at Bethune-Cookman, so get here early if you want to enjoy the Wildcat gameday experience to its fullest. The parking lots outside Daytona Stadium are packed full of fans tailgating well before the game creating a festive feel that no college football fan or tailgating fanatic would want to miss.
Everywhere you look, you’ll see Wildcats fans grilling, drinking, and dancing. The liveliness of the tailgating and the friendliness of the fans make it easy to join in the festivities. Even if you don’t know a lot of people at the start of tailgating, by the end, you’ll feel like you’ve been friends for years.
Finally, make sure to attend the Legacy Walk before the game as it’s an excellent way to get into the Wildcat spirit. The Legacy Walk allows you to see all your favorite players up close and give them some last-minute encouragement.
When attending a Bethune-Cookman game get here early, so you can take part in all the pregame festivities.
The Legacy Walk takes place two hours before kickoff and features the players and coaches marching from the bus to the stadium. Stop by the Legacy Walk and see all your favorite players before the game. The Legacy Walk is a fantastic way to get into the game day spirit, so don’t miss it.
Stadium LotsThe lots around Daytona Stadium open at 8 am on game days, so get here early as the lots fill up early if you haven’t reserved a spot. You’ll find a lot of great tailgating action in the stadium lots making them an excellent place to tailgate before the game.
Bethune–Cookman Wildcats Stadium Guide
Bethune-Cookman games are all about the band and dance team. These two groups steal the show at every Wildcats football game, so enjoy their performances throughout the game. Both groups will dazzle you with their routines creating a unique experience that you’ll only find at other historically black college football games.
While the band and dance team may be the main draw, the Wildcats football team is no slouch having won 7 conference championships over the years. The Wildcats typically put an entertaining product on the field, which along with the band and dance team helps draw big crowds to every game.
Finally, everyone you meet at a Wildcats game is very friendly making it easy for you to feel a part of the crowd at the game. If you want to learn more about the team or the band just ask the person next to you and they’ll be happy to engage in conversation.
A trip to Daytona Beach for a Bethune-Cookman game is a great experience if you love the pageantry of college football, so get your tickets to a Wildcats game today.
The Bethune-Cookman Marching Band is worth the price of admission on their own, so enjoy their incredible performance during the game. Get to your seat before kickoff and don’t leave it at halftime as you wouldn’t want to miss the band’s pregame or halftime performance.
The band isn’t the only one who will entertain you with their routines, the 14 Karat Gold Dancers also put on quite the show. You won’t want to miss these talented dancers, so don’t leave your seat when you see them take the stage.
Dear Alma Mater, thou beloved,
We pledge our lives to thee,
Thou art results of toil and pain
And tears come in a stream;
Dear Alma Mater, thou art all
And all the world to me –
Thou’rt the answered prayer of a dream.
Oh, God, protect dear B.C.C.
Crown her with love and cheer;
We’ll ever sing thy praise to Thee,
It makes us strong and bold.
All hail to thee dear B.C.C.
All hail to thee, all hail!
Hail thee, Maroon and Gold.