Campbell Fighting Camels Overview

Fast facts

League: NCAA Division I FCS

Head Coach: Mike Minter

Team Mascot: Gaylord the Camel

Year Opened: 2008

Capacity: 5500

City / State: Buies Creek / North Carolina

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Campbell vs Davidson

Rival Team: Davidson Wildcats

The Campbells have a fierce rivalry with fellow North Carolina-based Pioneer League members Davidson. There are always a lot of bragging rights on the line when these two rivals meet, so make sure to be in attendance when Davidson comes to town.

Campbell Fighting Camels Tailgate Guide


No Campbell game day is complete without tailgating, so get here early and enjoy the fun and festive atmosphere outside Barker-Lane Stadium. Fans from all over the area come out to tailgate before Fighting Camels games, and everywhere you look you’ll see a sea of tents and grills. The parking lots at Campbell are one big tailgate party, so bring something to share and join in the fun.

Those of you want to throw an awesome tailgate bash will want to reserve a spot in the Grass / RV Tailgate Lot. The lot offers the largest tailgate spaces and is also the only place you can camp out overnight if you bring a camper. The parties in the Grass / RV Tailgate Lot are the best around, so stop by and join in the fun even if you aren’t parked here.

Additionally, if you’re looking for some pre-game entertainment, make sure to check out Alumni Village. Alumni Village offers food, drinks, kids activities, and live music making it one of the best place to spend some time before the game.

Tailgating at Campbell is a must for anyone attending a Fighting Camels game. Get here early and enjoy everything a Fighting Camels pregame has to offer.


Alumni Village

Stop by Alumni Village and grab a bite to eat or enjoy some pre-game entertainment. Alumni Village features food trucks, live music, kids activities, and more making it a fun place to hang out before the game.

Where to tailgate

Campbell Fighting Camels Stadium Guide

In Game

The Campbell fan base is loud before the game, and their incredible support carries over throughout the game. No matter what the score you’ll hear Fighting Campbell fans cheering and chanting, and no group is louder than the student section. The student section at Campbell is amazing, and their presence makes Campbell one of the better places to take in a football game in the FCS.

In addition to some excellent fan support, Campbell is also home to some fantastic spirit groups. The Sound of the Sandhills will keep you entertained throughout the game with their tunes, and you won’t want to miss appearances by Gaylord, the cheerleaders, or the dance team. All four groups put on quite the show creating a memorable experience at every Campbell football game.

Campbell provides a great small school football experience, so get your tickets to a Fighting Camels game today.

Things to check out

Sound of the Sandhills

Enjoy the Sound of the Sandhills performance throughout the game. The band puts on a fantastic show and is a can’t-miss part of any game, so sit back and enjoy the atmosphere they create during the game.

Gaylord the Camel

Campbell’s mascot is named after Campbell alum and Hall of Fame pitcher Gaylord Perry. He gets into all kinds of shenanigans at games and is a fun part of the festivities, so keep an eye out for Gaylord when visiting Barker-Lane Stadium.

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Join in the cheerleaders’ cheers and chants to give the Fighting Camels as much of a home field advantage as possible. The cheerleaders do a fantastic job of pumping up the crowd making them a key part of any Campbell game.

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Dance Team

Don’t miss the Campbell Dance Team’s performances during the game. The dance team will dazzle you with their routines making them a must-see part of any Campbell football game.

Fight Songs

  1. Campbell University Fight Song

    Fight, team on down the field
    Fight with your might till victory is ours
    Long may your colors wave o’er all others
    Sing it to the tune of Hoorah for orange and black,
    So Cheer, Cheer for old C.U.
    Cheer for the Varsity
    For it’s Hail, Hail, the gang’s all here
    As we march on to victory.

  2. Campbell University Alma Mater

    We hail our gracious Alma Mater
    Singing this glad refrain,
    We’ll honor her with all our might,
    and cherish every vein.

    Come and sing to dear ol’ Campbell,
    pledge a tribute, too.
    We’ll praise her for all her merit,
    and honor her with truth.
    We yield to her our true allegiance,
    Raising her banner high,
    We’ll stand with her thru peace and strife,
    her name will never die.

Campbell Fighting Camels Bars & Restaurants

  1. Lillington Sports Zone

    Criterion beer Mazzys Brewballs Cogans Deli Sports Pub Kamikazes Libbys Bar Grill Knot Pub Cara Irish Mess Hall

    The Lillington SportsZone offers juicy hand-cut steaks, delicious burgers, and fresh wraps at an affordable price for all.

    320 E Cornelius Harnett Blvd, Lillington, NC 27546, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  2. County Seat Sports Grille

    Taphouse burger Riverfront Bar Grill

    Great food, amazing drinks, and nice service!

    1 W Front St, Lillington, NC 27546, USA

    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  3. Tacos Oaxaca Mexican Restaurant

    Tacos Oaxaca Mexican Restaurant

    Super delicious Mexican food and excellent service!

    809 W Front St, Lillington, NC 27546, USA

    Bar website

    mexican - $

  4. Mi Casita

    Mi Casita

    Serving a diverse menu full of authentic Mexican food and great service in a warm atmosphere filled with vibrant energy and enthusiasm.

    111 W Cornelius Harnett Blvd, Lillington, NC 27546, USA

    Bar website

    mexican - $$

  5. Campus Grill


    Home style goodness!

    37 Marshbanks St, Lillington, NC 27546, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$