The Florida Classic is played each year between Florida A&M and Bethune-Cookman and is the biggest MEAC game of the year. The game is held at Camping World Stadium in Orlando and is a must-see event for any Rattlers fan. The rivalry dates back to 1925, and the Rattlers hold a 50-21-1 all-time lead in the series. Although, the battle of the bands between the two schools is the real show, so make sure to stay in your seat at halftime when attending the Florida Classic.
Florida A&M Rattlers Tailgate Guide
Tailgating is a big part of any Florida A&M football game and kicks off three hours before the game. Fans from all over not only Florida but the whole country come out to tailgate with their fellow FAMU fans and alumni before the game creating a fun and festive pregame experience that anyone who loves tailgating will enjoy.
Whether you’re a diehard Rattlers fan or not, you’ll have an incredible time eating ribs, fried catfish, and other southern delicacies with your fellow fans. You’ll also want to throw back a few drinks if you’re of age as FAMU fans know how to party with the best of them.
Finally, if you want to enjoy an FAMU tailgate at its best then make sure to be in attendance for the homecoming tailgate. The homecoming tailgate starts early in the morning with the homecoming parade, and things only get better from there. You’ll be in for a full day of tailgating action when attending a homecoming game, so come on out and celebrate homecoming with your fellow Rattlers fans.
You won’t want to miss tailgating at an FAMU game, so if you’re coming to Tallahassee for a Rattlers game, then arrive early and take part in the fun.
There is no better time to attend a Florida A&M game than homecoming, and if you’re attending the homecoming game, then make sure to check out the homecoming parade. The parade is a fantastic way to celebrate the university and kick-off tailgating, so come on out and enjoy the homecoming parade before a full day of tailgating.
Campus TailgatingFAMU offers tailgating on campus near the stadium meaning you won’t have to stray far from the stadium to enjoy an excellent tailgating experience. The university offers tailgating spots to non-homecoming games starting at $50 a piece, so come on out and enjoy tailgating with your fellow Rattlers fans.
Florida A&M Rattlers Stadium Guide
You won’t want to miss your opportunity to take in a Rattlers game at Bragg Memorial Stadium. Bragg Memorial Stadium is home to one of the best fan bases in the MEAC and everywhere you look you’ll be surrounded by cheering fans. Rattlers fans go all out to show their support, and the majority of them are experts when it comes to FAMU football, so don’t be afraid to strike up a conversation with your neighbor.
The fans aren’t the only thing that makes attending an FAMU game an excellent experience the Marching 100 is one of the best bands you’ll see anywhere. Like at a lot of historically black colleges, the band takes center stage and is one of the must-see parts of any sporting event. If you want to get the most out of your trip to Bragg Memorial Stadium, then make sure you don’t miss any of the Marching 100’s performances throughout the game.
Additionally, you’ll be able to see one of the best FCS teams there is when attending a Rattlers game. FAMU has won 12 black college football national championships and has produced some of the best players in football history including Bob Hayes, meaning you’ll always see a good team on the field when attending a Rattlers game.
You’ll find fantastic fan support, an excellent game of football, and lots pageantry when attending an FAMU game making a trip to Tallahassee to see a Rattler game an unforgettable experience. Get your tickets to a Rattlers game today to enjoy everything an FAMU game has to offer.
If you’re looking to pick up a souvenir from your trip to a Rattlers game, then stop by the vendors on the east side of Bragg Memorial Stadium. You’ll find a wide variety of Rattlers and FAMU gear here, so you won’t have to worry about leaving empty-handed.
The Marching 100 is Florida A&M’s 400+ member band and is one of the best bands in the country. They put on an incredible performance at games and are a can’t miss part of any FAMU sporting event, so make sure to enjoy the Marching 100 when taking in a Rattlers game.
Don’t miss the wild and crazy antics of the Rattlers’ mascot Venom. Venom gets into all kinds of trouble during the game and is a fun part of any FAMU game, so don’t miss him during your trip to Bragg Memorial Stadium.
We came to have some fun; the party has just begun
(Ladies: Just Begun)
And you know we’re number one; Gotta get up now.
This is the rattler Show, Around & Around we go
(Ladies: Round We Go)
And we ’bout to strike you know, Gotta Get Up Now.
Gotta Get Up, Get Up, For the Rattlers!
The Florida Song
Dear old Florida we are yearning
We will fight for you
While our loyal hearts are burning
We’ll be ever true.
Florida, Florida, bless her name
Orange and Green we’ll proudly wave;
We will honor and protect you,
Sons and daughters brave.
FAMU Alma Mater
College of love and charity
We gather ‘round thy noble shrine;
We lift our voice in praise to thee,
And ask a blessing all divine.
FAM-U! FAM-U! I love thee
I’ll fight and win what’er the battle be
The Orange and the Green thy Sons shall e’er defend
And loyal to thy voice of love attend
FAM-U! FAM-U! FAM-U! I love thee!
On gridiron, diamond, track and field,
Thy sons the vict’ry never yield¬–
And while they tread a broader life
Thy love shall stay them in the strife.
God ever keep us true to thee;
Thy faith that truth shall make men free.
Shall guide thy loyal sons aright
And fend them thru’ the skeptic night.
When the dark clouds gather on the horizon,
When thunder and lightning pierce the skies,
When fate is but a glare in the eye of a fallen Rattler,
and hope….a lost friend,
When the sinew of the chest grows weary from those hard charging linebackers,
And the muscles in the legs grow tired from those hard charging runningback,
You must always remember….the Rattlers will
AND STRIKE AGAIN!!!