LaVell Edwards Stadium provides an incredible view of the Wasatch Mountains. When BYU fans look to the east not only can they see BYU spelled out by the seats, but they can also see these beautiful mountains. If attending a game at BYU try to get seats facing the Wasatch Mountains so that you can view one of the most breathtaking sights in all of college football during the game.
2. Family-Friendly Environment
BYU is a private university owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and as a result, alcohol is not allowed on campus. Game days here are alcohol-free, which means that the atmosphere is much more family-friendly than elsewhere. There is still plenty of food, games, and fun to be had though as a BYU games offer a fun day for the whole family. If you’re looking for a college game day experience that you can take the kids to make sure to check out a BYU game.
BYU has quite the selection of concessions as not only do the offer traditional game days fare such as hot dogs and pretzels, but t also a wide variety of dining options including pulled pork sandwiches, calzones, and burritos. LaVell Edwards Stadium also serves a lot of local favorites as there are many different independent vendors found within the stadium’s walls. You’re sure to leave the stadium feeling full when you attend a BYU game as they offer some of the best concessions in the country.
4. The ABYSS
After years of having a fractured student section located throughout the stadium, BYU has finally assembled all the students in one place. The section is known as the ABYSS, the Almighty Brigham Young Student Section, is the most vocal section at BYU games. If you want to sit with the most vocal fans at a BYU, then sink into the ABYSS.
5. Holy War
The Holy War is the name given to the rivalry between the BYU Cougars and Utah Utes. The rivalry between the two universities stems from the stark contrast between the cultures of these two Utah-based institutions. BYU is a private religious institution while Utah is a state public school. The two schools have been playing since 1896 and the winner of the annual contests walk away with the Beehive Boot. The Utes lead the all-time series 57-34-4, but the Cougars hope to narrow the gap this season.
BYU tickets tend to be quite the bargain as you can find seats for as low as $20 depending on the opponent. A BYU game provides a great view and fantastic food at an affordable price making it a must for any big time college football fan.
7. Tailgating Progress
BYU began allowing tailgating in the RV lot and lot 20 before the 2012 season. The allowance of tailgating was a response to a group of fans’ desire to start a tailgate culture at BYU. While alcohol is still prohibited, you can use propane grills in either of these locations. Be a part of the creation of BYU tailgate culture by attending a Cougars football game.
8. Lighting of the Y
Students partake in this almost 100-year-old homecoming tradition by climbing Y Mountain and screwing in 150 light bulbs into a 380-foot tall letter Y. Originally students lit the Y by burning mattress stuffing soaked in flammable liquids. However, today’s light bulbs are much safer. If you want to take part in this tradition, show up for the homecoming game.
9. The Old Wagon Wheel
BYU and Utah State play annually for the Old Wagon Wheel. The two schools first met in 1948 when The Aggies took down the Cougars 42-3 since then the Cougars have gotten their revenge as they’ve taken a 46-35-3 all-time lead. Unlike the Holy War both of these schools have large LDS student bases and a result the rivalry is a bit friendlier. BYU will look to extend their lead over the Aggies when these two teams meet next.
10. Cougar Walk
The Cougar Walk debuted in 2013 and is an excellent way for fans to interact with the Cougars players and coaches. The walk starts two hours before the game and runs along the east side of the stadium. If you’re looking to give the Cougars some last minute inspiration head on down to the Cougar Walk.