Rams Overview

Fast facts

League: NCAA Football

Head Coach: Jay Norvell

Team Mascot: CAM the Ram

Year Opened: 1968

Capacity: 41000

City / State: Fort Collins / Colorado

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Border War

Rival Team: Wyoming Cowboys

Colorado State and Wyoming have a long-running rivalry that dates back all the way to 1899 when the Rams shutout the Cowboys 12-0. The rivalry saw the addition of the Bronze Boot in 1968, which was started by the ROTC detachments of the two schools. Outside of the Colorado Buffaloes, Wyoming is probably Colorado State's biggest rival, so make sure to be in attendance for this game if possible.

Ram-Falcon Trophy

Rival Team: Air Force Falcons

When Air Force and Colorado State meet the victor walks away with the Ram-Falcon Trophy. The trophy dated back to 1980 and was created by former Colorado State ROTC commander Shelly Godkin. Air Force leads the all-time series between these Colorado-based schools 32-20-1, but the Rams will look to put a dent in that gap the next time these two schools meet.

Rams Tailgate Guide


Tailgating on game days is a big event at Colorado State and something that Rams fans look forward to all week leading up to the game. Everyone loves the chance to get out in the beautiful Colorado fall weather and enjoy some tasty food and drinks with family and friends while showing off their CSU pride. Rams fans like to make the most out of their tailgating, so they arrive at the stadium four hours before kickoff and don’t go in until a half hour before the game.

At Colorado State, there are a variety of tailgating locations meaning no matter what you’re looking for in a tailgate you’ll find it here. If you want to get into the school spirit, then Ram Town is the place for you. Ram Town puts you right in the middle of all the Colorado State game day activities including the Ram Walk.

The Ram Walk begins with the Colorado State Band marching through Ram Town tailgate area to greet the team bus. Once they reach the bus students and fans will line the walkway as both the band and team, make their way to the stadium. This is a great tradition that makes you feel like you’re part of the action, so don’t miss out on the Ram Walk when attending a game at Colorado State.

Finally, here at CSU, they offer an excellent premium tailgate experience known as the MVP Tailgate. This all-inclusive tailgate includes plenty of food, drinks, live music, and HDTVs to keep you up to date with all the action going on around college football.

No matter what your tailgate scene is, you’ll find it at Colorado State as there is plenty to do here in preparation for watching the Rams.


Ram Walk

Arrive at Ram Town early, so you can take in the Ram Walk. The walk is led by the CSU Band and is an incredible way for you to get up close to your favorite Rams players.

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Ram Town Tailgate

If you want to experience a Colorado State tailgate to the fullest then the Ram Town Tailgate is the spot for you. Here you’ll get your tailgate spot that will put you right in the middle of all the tailgate action taking place at Colorado State. You’ll be able to see and take part in both Rams Walk and the CSU pregame radio as well as enjoy many other game day activities happening around the stadium.

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MVP Tailgate

The MVP Tailgate provides a great spot for those of you looking to tailgate in style. This premium tailgate party offers catered food, drinks, live music, and a sports bar like environment that is equipped with several large HDTV screens.

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Where to tailgate

Rams Stadium Guide

In Game

Canvas Stadium provides a beautiful college football venue that is a treat for any fan to take in a game. Nestled in a gorgeous landscape of flowing hill sand mountains you’d be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful place to take in a college football game on a cool, crisp Saturday in the fall.

Here at Canvas Stadium you’ll find the quintessential college football game experience with all the pageantry you’ve come to expect when attending a game at an FBS school. The pregame show here is superb meaning you’ll want to arrive inside the stadium before kickoff to take in the masterpiece.

The fans at Colorado State also provide a great atmosphere particularly for bigger rivalry games and when the team is performing well. The Rams student section is particularly dedicated as there is no sitting allowed here and the students stand throughout the game cheering and singing the many school songs. The fans elsewhere in the stadium are a bit more relaxed. However, they still show off their Rams pride by sporting green Rams sweatshirts and other team gear.

Colorado State provides an excellent game day atmosphere that is among the best in the Mountain West meaning you’ll inevitably find yourself having a good time when making the trip to Fort Collins.

Things to check out

The View

Being located in Colorado, Colorado State has its fair share of the mountainous country surrounding it. The view from the stadium is gorgeous with flowing hills and mountains covering the landscape. Watching a game here might be harder than you think with the beautiful views to distract you.

CSU Football Murals

When at the Canvas Stadium, make sure to check out the CSU football murals. These murals pay tribute to some of the best moments in Rams football and are a must see when attending a game here.

The Cannon

After each Rams score, a large cannon booms and female students are thrown high in the air. This is a pretty unique spectacle to watch, and it gets the blood flowing.

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CAM the Ram

CAM is the live Rambouillet sheep mascot of Colorado state. CAM can be found at every CSU football game, so make sure to stop by and snap a pic with him.

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CSU Band

Despite the team’s recent struggles, the CSU marching band always does its best to keep energy high and the fans into the game. One of the better bands you will see, they’ll surely pump up the crowd by playing the school’s fight song.

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Fight Songs

  1. Stalwart Rams

    Fight on, you stalwart Ram Team, on to the goal
    Tear the (opponent’s nickname) line asunder
    As down the field we thunder;
    Knights of the Green and Gold,
    Fight on with all your might,
    Fight on, you stalwart Ram Team –
    Fight! Fight! Fight!

  2. Ram Jam

    Here we go
    Here we go
    Here we go
    Here we go


  3. CSU Alma Mater

    Hail to Thee, Our Alma Mater,
    Colorado State. Memories Are Everlasting
    Of This Place So Great!
    May Thy Green And Gold
    Unite Us, Loyal Ever Be.
    Colorado State, Our Alma Mater,
    Hail, all Hail, To Thee.

Rams Bars & Restaurants

  1. The Crown Pub

    The Crown Pub

    Crown Pub proudly offers only the freshest ingredients and hand-crafted foods we prepare daily.

    134 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  2. The Yeti Bar & Grill


    Yeti Bar and Grill is sure to satisfy your native Colorado hunger. With some of your favorite local brews on tap and an all-new menu, it's more than worth the stop.

    23 Old Town Square #152, Fort Collins, CO 80524, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  3. Lucky Joe’s Sidewalk Saloon

    Lucky Joes Sidewalk Saloon

    Lucky Joe's is a friendly Irish pub in an old western saloon.

    25 Old Town Square, Fort Collins, CO 80524, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  4. Trailhead Tavern

    Trailhead Tavern

    The Trailhead Tavern have 14 beers on tap, including local craft beer favorites and $2 Pabst Blue Ribbon drafts all day, every day.

    148 W Mountain Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  5. Pinball Jones

    Pinball Jones

    Pinball Jones offers a large selection of bottled beer and local craft beers on tap.

    107 Linden St, Fort Collins, CO 80524, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  6. Equinox Brewing

    Equinox Brewing

    At Equinox Brewing Co. we focus on the social aspects of beer, bringing people out of their homes into a public house to enjoy good beer and good conversation.

    133 Remington St, Fort Collins, CO 80524, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  7. Coopersmith’s Pub and Brewing

    Coopersmiths Pub and Brewing

    Tucked in the heart of Old Town Fort Collins, CooperSmith’s unique charm and one-of-a-kind eating and drinking experience have been heard ’round the world.

    5 Old Town Square, Fort Collins, CO 80524, USA

    970-498-0483 ext 2

    Bar website

    american - $$

  8. Ramskeller Pub & Grub

    Ramskellar Pub and Grub

    Ramskeller offers 20 beers on tap and a wide selection of bottles. We also serve great bar food and our famous mac n' cheese.

    1099 Centre Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80526, USA


    Bar website

    cafe - $

  9. Jay’s Bistro

    Jays Bistro

    Featuring a full menu of lunch, dinner and tapas items as well as Fort Collins best wine list and full-service bar, Jay's Bistro is the place to be!

    135 W Oak St, Fort Collins, CO 80524, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$$

  10. The Colorado Room

    The Colorado Room

    The Colorado Room is a new college bar, fast service restaurant, and hang out.

    642 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  11. McClellans Brewing

    McClellans Brewing

    Brewpub featuring handcrafted cask ales, high-end spirits, artisan sandwiches and charcuterie boards.

    1015 S Taft Hill Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80521, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  12. Mojeaux’s


    The place in Fort Collins to enjoy slow-smoked Southern Bar-B-Que, Burgers and Cajun Food while sipping from a selection of 15 beers on tap.

    820 City Park Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80521, USA


    Bar website

    bbq - sportsbar - $$

  13. Town Pump

    Town Pump

    Cool place to hang out and grab some fantastic drinks!

    124 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  14. Black Bottle Brewery

    Black Bottle Brewery

    Going against the grain of the traditional craft brewing industry, BBB prides itself on the use of radical ingredients, brewing styles, and techniques.

    1611 S College Ave #1609, Fort Collins, CO 80525, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  15. The Mayor of Old Town

    The Mayor of Old Town

    Nationally recognized full bar and restaurant that specializes in Craft Beer.

    632 S Mason St, Fort Collins, CO 80524, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  16. Social Fort

    Social Fort

    Social is a locally-owned, underground, cocktail bar in Old Town Fort Collins. It's a place to enjoy properly crafted cocktails, sommelier selected wines, and abundantly sliced charcuterie

    1 Old Town Square #7, Fort Collins, CO 80524, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  17. Big AL’S Burgers & Dogs

    Big ALS Burgers and Dogs

    Big Al’s Burgers and Dogs serves traditional favorites like Chicago Dogs and Cheese Burgers.

    140 W Mountain Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  18. Scrumpy’s

    Scrumpys beer

    Hard Cider Bar, Sandwiches and Sweets.

    215 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  19. Blue Agave Grill

    Blue Agave Grill

    We are a full service restaurant serving contemporary southwestern cuisine with a full service bar.

    201 S College Ave #100, Fort Collins, CO 80524, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  20. Slyce Pizza

    Slyce Pizza

    A fun pizza place where you can grab anything from a slice or whole pie of the classics or dare to try one of our more adventurous culinary creations.

    163 W Mountain Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $

  21. Yampa Sandwich Company

    Backcountry Delicatessen

    In every Backcountry Deli you visit, you’ll find the same commitment to natural and fresh ingredients, delicious, creative fare and excellent customer service.

    140 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  22. Jax Fish House Fort Collins

    Jax Fish House Fort Collins

    Serving up the freshest, most sustainable seafood alongside the highest quality, farm-fresh local produce, Jax has quickly become an Old Town favorite.

    123 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  23. Dam Good Tacos

    Dam Good Tacos

    DGT (formerly Dam Good Tacos) serves up Authentic American Tacos, made with unique and delicious flavor combinations.

    120 W Laurel St, Fort Collins, CO 80524, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  24. B & B’s Pickle Barrel

    B Bs Pickle Barrel

    Excellent sandwiches, tasty homefries, homemade soups and stews, fresh bakery items, and a full bar make the Pickle Barrel Fort Collins a great place to have a quick meal.

    122 W Laurel St, Fort Collins, CO 80524, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  25. Rainbow Restaurant & Catering

    Rainbow Restaurant Catering

    “Great food, staff and atmosphere. Like being with family. Lots of gluten free options. Definitely worth the detour off the interstate.”

    212 W Laurel St, Fort Collins, CO 80521, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  26. Cafe Bluebird Fort Collins

    Cafe Bluebird Fort Collins

    Cafe Bluebird is a full service restaurant offering a breakfast and lunch menu featuring homemade recipes and feel good comfort food.

    524 W Laurel St #2, Fort Collins, CO 80521, USA


    Bar website

    american - cafe - $$

  27. Gib’s Bagel

    Gibs Bagel

    For over 20 years, Gib's Bagels has been serving up authentic, delicious New York style bagels right here in northern Colorado.

    1112 Oakridge Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80525, USA


    Bar website

    cafe - $

  28. The Fat Shack

    The Fat Shack

    The Fat Shack is happy to introduce the fat sandwich like you've never seen it before to CSU and Fort Collins.

    706 S College Ave #102, Fort Collins, CO 80524, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  29. Stuft a Burger Bar

    Stuft a Burger Bar

    Custom Build Your Own Burgers, Hand-Spun Milkshakes, and Local Beers on Tap!

    210 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  30. Krazy Karl’s Pizza

    Krazy Karls Pizza

    Our locally owned restaurant in Campus West offers gourmet pizza, grinders, salads, wings and loaded waffle fries!

    1124 W Elizabeth St, Fort Collins, CO 80521, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - sportsbar - $

  31. Aspen Grille

    Aspen Grille

    Cool school vibe and such fantastic burgers and sandwiches!

    Lory Student Center, 1101 Center Ave Mall, Fort Collins, CO 80521, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$