Fast facts

League: NCAA Football

Team: Chippewas

Head Coach: John Bonamego

Team Mascot: flying C

Year Opened: 1972

Capacity: 30255

City / State: Mount Pleasant / Michigan

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Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Victory Cannon

Rival Team: WMU Broncos

The battle for the Victory Cannon takes place each year when the Chippewas meet their instate rivals the Western Michigan Broncos. The atmosphere for this game is always spirited, and the you can cut the tension in the stadium with a knife when these two instate rivals get together. The fans step up their cheering and tailgating skills up 5 levels for this game, so if you can only make it to one Chippewas game, this is the one to be at.

Michigan MAC Trophy

Rival Team: EMU Eagles, WMU Broncos

In addition to having a strong rivalry with fellow MAC school Western Michigan, there is also a fierce rivalry between Central and Eastern Michigan as well. All three Michigan-based MAC schools compete for the Michigan MAC Trophy, which gives yearly bragging rights whoever performs the best in the matchups between these three instate rivals.

Central Michigan vs Michigan State

Rival Team: Michigan State Spartans

Since 1991 the Chippewas have played the Spartans 10 times and despite having only a 3-7 record against Michigan State the series has been very competitive. The closeness of the two schools who are only separated by 61 miles means you’ll find plenty of fans from both schools when these two teams get together creating a fun party atmosphere at these games.

SuperTailgate Awards

Fast facts

League: NCAA Football

Team: Chippewas

Head Coach: John Bonamego

Team Mascot: flying C

Year Opened: 1972

Capacity: 30255

City / State: Mount Pleasant / Michigan