In Game

Bobby Dodd Stadium is the oldest football stadium in the Southern United States and as such it offers a unique atmosphere that is steeped in pride and tradition. While Georgia Tech may not provide as loud of an atmosphere as some of their SEC neighbors, there is a certain aura here that cannot be matched at any other stadium. Football is entrenched in the fabric of Georgia Tech and its students, which makes every game here seem like a matter of life or death.

One of the most famous traditions is the Ramblin’ Wreck. This 1930 Ford Model A can be found at every football game and is an integral part of many GT traditions;it even leads the team onto the field to the thunderous applause of Tech fans. Keep your eyes peeled for the Ramblin’ Wreck and snap a pic or video to commemorate your trip to Georgia Tech.

At Georgia Tech you’ll find that the fans love their football. The most intense group of fans at Georgia Tech are the Goldfellas, who paint their entire bodies gold and spell out different phrases on their chests. These superfans typically can be found in the south end zone between the goalposts. Look for these fans to provide entertainment in the stands during games.

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Bobby Dodd Stadium

Bobby Dodd Stadium is a unique place to watch a football game as it is the oldest continuously used football stadium in the Southern United States. The stadium also has a one of a kind location as not only is it on the Georgia Tech campus it is also set right downtown in Atlanta. Bobby Dodd Stadium is a great place to catch a game, and a must see for all true college football fans.

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The Ramblin' Wreck

The Ramblin’ Wreck is a 1930 Ford Model A and the official mascot of the Georgia Tech student body. Before every game, the Ramblin’ Wreck leads the team onto the field as the Yellow Jackets look to take down their opponents.

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Buzz

Buzz is an anthropomorphized yellow jacket and Georgia Tech’s other mascot. His signature move is called the “Buzz Flip,” which is a suicide front flip. At games, Buzz can be seen crowd surfing and doing push ups whenever the Yellow Jackets score.

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Goldfellas

Goldfellas are a group who paint their entire bodies gold and spell out different phrases on their chests. These superfans typically can be found in the south end zone between the goalposts. Look out for these fans to provide entertainment in the stands during games.

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RAT Caps

Freshmen at Georgia Tech are called RATS, which stands for Recruits at Tech. They wear gold beanies with upturned bills to football games that state their name, hometown, major, and class year. After each game, RATs should record the score of the game on their side of their cap with wins being written upright and losses upside down.

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Steam Whistle

Georgia Tech has a steam whistle on campus, which they play whenever the Yellow Jackets score and after every victory. Keep your ears peeled for the steam whistle if you’re around campus on game day.

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Fight Songs

  1. Georgia Tech Alma Mater

    Oh, sons of Tech, arise, behold!

    The Banner as it reigns supreme,

    For from on high the White and Gold

    Waves in its triumphant gleam.

    The spirit of the cheering throng

    Resounds with joy revealing

    A brotherhood in praise and song,

    In memory of the days gone by.

    Oh, Scion of the Southland!

    In our hearts you shall forever fly.

    We cherish thoughts so dear for thee,

    Oh, Alma Mater in our prayer.

    We plead for you in victory,

    And in the victory we share!

    But when the battle seems in vain

    Our spirits never falter,

    We’re ever one in joy or pain

    And our union is a lasting bond.

    Oh! May we be united.

  2. Ramblin' Wreck of Georgia Tech

    Played after every score

    I’m a Ramblin’ Wreck from Georgia Tech, and a hell of an engineer—

    A helluva, helluva, helluva, helluva, hell of an engineer.

    Like all the jolly good fellows, I drink my whiskey clear.

    I’m a Ramblin’ Wreck from Georgia Tech and a hell of an engineer.  

     

    Oh! If I had a daughter, sir, I’d dress her in White and Gold,

    And put her on the campus to cheer the brave and bold.

    But if I had a son, sir, I’ll tell you what he’d do—

    He would yell, ‘To hell with Georgia!’ like his daddy used to do.  

     

    Oh, I wish I had a barrel of rum and sugar three thousand pounds,

    A college bell to put it in and a clapper to stir it round.

    I’d drink to all the good fellows who come from far and near.

    I’m a ramblin’, gamblin’, hell of an engineer!

    (SAY)

    GO JACKETS!

    GO JACKETS!

    GO JACKETS!

    GO JACKETS! FIGHT! WIN!

  3. Up with the White and Gold

    Played after touchdowns.

    So then it’s up with the White and Gold

    Down with the Red and the Black

    Georgia Tech is out for a victory

    We’ll drop our battle axe on Georgia’s head, CHOP!

    When we meet her our team will surely beat her

    Down on old Georgia’s farm there’ll be no sound

    When our bow wows rip through the air

    When the battle is over Georgia’s team will be found

    With the Yellow Jackets swarming around.

  4. Budweiser Song

    Go Georgia Tech!

    Go Georgia Tech!

    Go Georgia Tech!

    Go Georgia Tech!

    When you say Bud…weiser, you’ve said it all!

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