1. Ramblin' Wreck
The Ramblin’ Wreck is a 1930 Ford Model A and the official mascot of the Georgia Tech student body. It can be found at all Georgia Tech sporting events and student functions. Before every game, the Ramblin’ Wreck leads the team onto the field as the Yellow Jackets look to take down their opponents.
2. 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.
3. Yellow Jacket Alley
Before every Georgia Tech game, fans line Yellow Jacket Alley to cheer on the players and coaches before they enter the stadium. Yellow Jacket Alley provides a great chance for fans to get up close and personal with the players and coaches before they take the field.
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.
5. 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.
6. Marching Band
Despite being an institute of technology, Georgia Tech still has a great 300+ member band. The band plays at every home game as well as bowl games where they play a variety of fan favorites including fight songs and other popular songs such as “When You Say Budweiser, You’ve Said It All.” If you’re attending a Georgia Tech game, be prepared for an incredible band show as well as an incredible game.
7. 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.
8. Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate
Georgia Tech and Georgia have a heated rivalry as the schools are separated by only 70 miles, but have very different cultures and academics. Georgia Tech is a science and technology research university while Georgia is a liberal arts research university. The schools first met in 1893 when Yellow Jackets beat the Bulldogs 28-6. However, Georgia leads the all-time series 64-40-5. If you can only make it to one Georgia Tech football game, this one is a must see.
9. The Varsity
One of the pre-game traditions at Georgia Tech is going to the Varsity. The restaurant originally opened by a former Georgia Tech student primarily caters to Tech students and is famous for its quick service and ability to get fans to the game on time. If you’re looking for a quick bite to eat before a Yellow Jackets game, look no further than The Varsity.
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.