1. William & Mary Pep Band

Rather than a traditional marching band, William & Mary has a student-run scramble band. The William & Mary Pep Band is a big part of any Tribe sporting event, especially football, so enjoy their performance when taking in a game at Zable Stadium.

2. Capital Cup

The Capital Cup is awarded to the winner of the annual rivalry game between William & Mary and Richmond. The Tribe and Spiders’ rivalry dates back to 1898 and is the third most played rivalry in college football. The Tribe hold a slim 62-60-5 lead in the rivalry, and the Capital Cup is one of the best rivalries in the CAA, so don’t miss it when William & Mary takes on Richmond.


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3. Homecoming Parade

If attending the homecoming game, then make sure to enjoy the homecoming parade the morning before the game. The parade is an excellent way to show off your William & Mary pride and is a great way to reconnect with old friends as well.

4. Griffin

The Griffin has been William & Mary’s mascot since 2010, and you won’t want to miss him and his antics when attending a Tribe game. He gets into all kinds of shenanigans and is a can’t miss part of any William & Mary sporting event.

5. W&M Hall Lot

If you want to get in as much tailgating as possible before a Tribe game, then the W&M Hall Lot is the place for you. The W&M Hall Lot opens at 7 am for all games except for noon kickoffs when it opens at 5 am. All other reserved lots open three hours before kickoff, so if you want extra time to tailgate, the W&M Hall Lot is what you want.

6. William & Mary-James Madison Rivalry

The rivalry between James Madison and William & Mary dates back to 1978 and has been going strong ever since. There is no love lost between these two Virginia-based conference rivals, and every matchup is a can’t miss as conference supremacy and bragging rights are always on the line. The Dukes lead the all-time series 22-17, so come out and watch the Tribe try to close the gap.


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7. Team Store

If you’re looking to pick up a souvenir from your trip to Zable Stadium, then make sure to stop by the team store. The team store sells a wide selection of Tribe merchandise including t-shirts, sweatshirts, caps, and much more.

8. School of Education Lot

Those of you taking an RV, bus, or any other oversized tailgate rig will want to park in the School of Education Lot. Even if you’re not bringing a large vehicle yourself, take a walk around the lot to see some of the bigger and more extravagant tailgate vehicles.

9. Cheerleaders

Join the cheers and chants lead by the William & Mary Tribe cheerleading squad. The cheerleaders help keep spirits high even when the Tribe are struggling, making them an essential part of any William & Mary sporting event.

10. William & Mary-Delaware

William & Mary and Delaware first met on the gridiron in 1915, but the rivalry didn’t become a regular thing until the late 1970s. The Tribe and Blue Hens have met 41 times with Delaware holding a 23-18 lead in the all-time series. Every matchup between these two CAA rivals is a must-see, so make sure to be in attendance when the Tribe and Blue Hens square off.

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