1. Marching Band Walk
This game day tradition really gets the fans pumped up and ready to cheer on the Seminoles to victory. Before every game, the Florida State marching band enters the field as Seminole fans recite the war chant. Regardless of what team you cheer for the marching band walk is sure to bring you goosebumps and make attending a game at Doak Campbell Stadium an unforgettable experience.
2. War Chant
The Seminole War Chant can be heard all throughout Tallahassee as it is the rallying cry of the team and fans. 80,000 Seminole fans waving their hands back and forth as they cheer on their team is quite the sight to behold as well as a great way for the fans to get in their opponent’s head. Join in the Seminole War Chant for the chance to experience one of the most famous traditions in college football.
3. Chief Osceola Riding onto the Field
Chief Osceola rides onto the field on the back of his trusty steed Renegade and throws a flaming spear into the center of the stadium. The tradition will raise the hairs on the back of your neck and give you the true essence of Florida State football.
4. Unconquered Chief Osceola statue
Residing in the Williams Family Plaza, the Chief Osceola statue is a symbol of the spirit of the Seminole people and a tribute to their long lasting legacy. The spear is ignited each night at sunset and burns until sunrise the morning after. If attending a night game make sure to check out the statue before or after the game.
5. Sod Cemetery
The Sod Cemetery located next to the practice field gives fans a look into the history of Florida State football. Here you’ll find patches of sod from all the biggest Seminole victories throughout their history. This is a must see for any Florida State or college football fan.
6. Downtown Getdown
The Downtown Getdown is one of the best parts about a Seminoles home game. Each Friday night before the game downtown begins to rock in anticipation. There are live bands, street vendors, and some streets are completely shut down due to the crowd. If you get to Tallahassee a day before the game, make sure to attend the Downtown Getdown to get the true Florida State experience.
7. Bobby Bowden Stained Glass
The three story stained-glass window overlooking the field depicts former coach Bobby Bowden among a sea of fans. It is one of the five largest stained-glass windows in all of the United States and a tribute to one of the greatest coaches in college football history.
8. Seminole Family
The bronze statue located outside of the stadium illustrates a typical Seminole family from the 1800s and is a great way to honor the Seminole Tribe and their heritage.
9. Sportsmanship Statue
Located at the AI D. Strum Plaza, this 15-feet tall statue portrays a football player standing and extending his hand to help a fallen rival. The statue helps to reiterate the great tradition and values of Florida State University and Florida State athletics.
10. Chief Osceola
Chief Osceola is one of the most well-known mascots in college football. He is sure to get the fans pumped up and cheering, whether he is leading the team onto the field on horseback or leading the fans in the War Chant.