Eskimos Overview

Fast facts

League: Canadian Football League

Head Coach: Scott Milanovich

Team Mascot: Punter, Nanook

Year Opened: 1978

Capacity: 56302

City / State: Edmonton / Alberta

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Battle of Alberta

Rival Team: Calgary Stampeders

Just like their NHL counterparts, the Calgary Stampeders and Edmonton Eskimos have a fierce rivalry. The rivalry between these two Alberta-based teams dates back to 1949 and is one of the most intense rivalries in the CFL. If you can only go to one Eskimos game, then make sure to be in attendance when the Stampeders come to town.

Eskimos vs Alouettes

Rival Team: Montreal Alouettes

Edmonton and Montreal may not be in the same division, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot of animosity when these two teams meet. The Eskimos and Alouettes have met in 11 Grey Cups and one East Division Final creating an intense rivalry between them. There is a lot of history between these two teams, so get your tickets when the Eskimos take on the Alouettes.

Eskimos Tailgate Guide


Like most places in Canada, the rules regarding tailgating are rather strict in Edmonton. However, you’ll still have a fun time attending the EndZone Tailgate Party or other pre-game festivities surrounding Eskimos games. The EndZone Tailgate Party is the perfect place for Eskimos fans to hang out before the game as you can grab a few drinks with friends here and enjoy some delicious barbecue providing you with the full tailgating experience.

The tailgate party is also very family friendly as well and is free for children under three, so if you’re taking the family to the game, you’ll have a good time at the EndZone Tailgate Party as well.

Edmonton doesn’t have the biggest tailgating scene, but that doesn’t mean you won’t have a good time arriving early and eating some delicious ribs with some of your best friends and fellow Eskimos fans.



If you get the chance before the game, then make sure to check out the fieldhouse. The Fieldhouse is home to the Eskimos training facilities making it a must-see for any fan who wants to see what goes on behind the scenes.

Where to tailgate

Eskimos Stadium Guide

In Game

If you love CFL football, then you’ll love attending an Edmonton Eskimos game. The Eskimos are one of the most successful teams in the history of the league, and as a result, they have an incredible fan base. On game days you’ll find over 50,000 Eskimos fans packing Commonwealth Stadium to cheer on their team, so get your tickets and join in the fun.

In addition to incredible fan support, Commonwealth Stadium also features plenty of things for you to see. The Wall of Honor celebrates all the best players in team history and is a can’t miss. Additionally, if you’re bringing kids to the game, then Brickley’s Knothole Corner is just the thing for you. Brickley’s Knothole Corner features a bunch of kids activities including face painting and inflatables making it an excellent place to take the kids.

Finally, the mascots, cheerleaders, and the singing of the “Edmonton Eskimos Fight Song” are all can’t miss parts of any Eskimos game. Punter and Nanook are both lovable scamps that get into all kinds of trouble during the game, and the cheer squad is among the best in the league providing you with plenty of in-game entertainment. You also won’t want to miss the opportunity to take part in the singing of the “Edmonton Eskimos Fight Song,” which takes place during the third quarter and is one of the team’s biggest traditions.

You’ll have a great time attending an Eskimos game where you’ll be able to be a part of one of the best crowds in the league, see some of the best in-game entertainment around, and take part in one of the best traditions in the league.

Things to check out

Wall of Honor

Make sure to check out the Wall of Honor during your trip to Commonwealth Stadium. The wall honors all of the best players in Eskimos history making it a must-see for any fan.

Team Store

Pick up a souvenir from the Eskimos Team Store to remember your trip to Commonwealth Stadium. The store is home to all kinds of Eskimos gear, so no matter what you’re looking for you’ll find it here.

Party Decks

Those of you who want to get wild at an Eskimos game will want to get tickets to one of the party decks. There is no better way to let loose and cheer on your team, so make sure to get your tickets today.

Brickley’s Knothole Corner

If you’re bringing the kids to the game, then make sure to stop by Brickley’s Knothole Corner. Brickley’s Knothole Corner is located in sections BB and CC and is home to a variety of kids activities including face painting, inflatable games, and much more.

Eskimos Kids Club

Sign your kids up for the Eskimos Kids Club for the opportunity for them to meet their favorite players and get on the field. The club provides young fans with a wide assortment of goodies as well making it the perfect thing for young fans.

Punter and Nanook

The Edmonton Eskimos have two mascots, Punter and Nanook. Punter is a giant football and Nanook is a polar bear. Keep an eye out for these two lovable mascots as you never know what they’ll do next.

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Edmonton Eskimos Cheerleaders

The Edmonton Eskimos Cheerleaders put on a fantastic show and are one only a few squads in the league to feature male and female cheerleaders. Don’t miss their performances throughout the game.

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Fight Songs

  1. Edmonton Eskimos Fight Song

    The Edmonton Eskimos Fight Song” is sung during the third quarter and is a great way for you to show off your Eskimos team spirit. Join in the singing of the fight song to experience an Eskimos game to its fullest.

    We’re cheering fight, fight, fight on Eskimos

    We’re marching right, right, right on Eskimos

    We’re charging down the field for all to see

    And shouting rah, rah, rah, fight on to victory

    We’re fighting on ‘til every game is won

    The green and gold is bold and when we’re done

    We’ll tell the world we’re proud of Edmonton

    And the Edmonton Eskimos.

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