On game days Bulldog Stadium is a sea of red as the fans here make up what is known as the Red Wave. The name came from a local reporter who commented on how the crowd looked like a “red wave” because of how they moved about during the game. You’ll feel like you’re a part of something special when in the crowd at a Fresno State Bulldogs game.
If you want to come when the atmosphere is at its best, then try and come to Fresno when the Bulldogs are taking on their archrival San Jose State. Although recently Boise State has emerged as a marquee matchup as well. The crowd is rocking during these rivalry games, so come prepared to cheer hard and loud if you have the opportunity to attend one of these games.
The design of Bulldog Stadium also makes it an excellent place to take in a football game. The steeper slope of the bowl places the fans close to the field and gives you the feeling you are on top of the action. Not only does this intimate atmosphere give you a great view of the game, but it also contributes to creating a loud venue that is very intimidating for opposing players.
Things to check out
The end zones at Bulldog Stadium use a red and white checkerboard pattern similar to the one at Neyland Stadium. The checkerboard pattern looks crisp in the end zone and gives off the feeling that you’re at one of the biggest venues in the country.
The green V on the back of Fresno State helmets represents the fact the Bulldogs are from the Valley. The San Joaquin Valley is known for being the world’s richest agricultural area regarding export dollars, so the green V is a great way for the Bulldogs to show off local pride.
Timeout is the official mascot of the Fresno State Bulldogs. The costumed mascot was introduced in 1981 to replace a live bulldog. One of Timeout’s most famous routines is pretending to fight opposing team mascots.
Fresno State Fight Song
On your toes dig in and hit that line! We’re all pulling hard for you
So fight and give the best there is in you Fight Varsity
On your toes dig in and hit that line!
We’ll fight on to victory
We’re always true to Fresno State! (CHANT)
GO DOGS GO!
FIGHT DOGS FIGHT! “GOOO DOGS!”
(Repeat First 2 Verses)
Sung after games
Let us in song, our voices raise
In cloistered courts, to sound thy praise.
Each Voice and heart that sings is true
To thee, oh, Cardinal and Blue.
For thee, our hopes and memories;
For thee, our hearts and loyalties.
Thy sons and daughters hail thee great,
Our Alma Mater, Fresno State!
I got that Bulldog Spirit up in my head, up in my head, up in my head I got that Bulldog Spirit, up in my head, up in my head to stay.
I got that Bulldog Spirit deep in my heart, deep in my heart, deep in my heart I got that Bulldog Spirit, deep in my heart, deep in my heart to stay.
I got that Bulldog Spirit down in my toes, down in my toes, down in my toes I got that Bulldog Spirit, down in my toes, down in my toes to stay.
I got that Bulldog Spirit up in my head, deep in my heart, down in my toes I got that Bulldog Spirit, all over me, all over me to stay!!!!