Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Overview

Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Head Coach: Damon Stoudamire

Team Mascot: Buzz and Ramblin' Reck

Year Opened: 1956

Capacity: 8600

City / State: Atlanta / Georgia

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate

Rival Team: Georgia Bulldogs

The hate between Georgia Tech and Georgia carries over from the gridiron to the hardwood. The two schools absolutely despise each other and have met 187 times dating back to 1906, so don’t miss it when Georgia Tech takes on Georgia.

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Stadium Guide

In Game

Georgia Tech’s Alexander Memorial Coliseum underwent a  $45 million renovation from 2011 to 2012, and the new state of the art facility is one of the best venues in the ACC. The recently renamed Hank McCamish Pavilion is breathtaking, and a must see for any college basketball fan.

Georgia Tech’s newly renovated arena offers beautiful open concourses and incredible views no matter you’re seated. The sightlines here are improved, although they were already pretty good, and more importantly, the video board has been significantly improved giving you a clear picture of all the action that happened on the court.

In addition to a newly renovated arena, you’ll find the same passionate Georgia Tech crowd. Yellow Jackets fans live and die with their team, and you’ll see plenty of Yellow Jackets pride on display. The Goldfellas are especially vocal in their support of the team, so make sure to keep an eye out for them when attending a Yellow Jackets game.

Lastly, McCamish Pavilion is in downtown Atlanta, so you’ll have no problem finding pre and post game entertainment. Atlanta is home to tons of tourist attractions including the World of Coca-Cola, the CNN Tower, and the College Football Hall of Fame. If you’re looking to get the full Georgia Tech experience, though, make sure to stop by the Varsity and grab a burger and shake.

The newly renovated McCamish Pavilion is a beautiful arena that every college basketball fan should take in at least once, and you’ll have a great time experiencing all Atlanta has to offer.

Things to check out

Retired Numbers

Make sure to check out the retired numbers inside the Hank McCamish Pavilion. The numbers can be found hanging from the arena’s ceiling and are an excellent way to honor past greats such as John Salley and Mark Price.

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Goldfellas are a group who paint their entire bodies gold and spell out different phrases on their chests. These superfans can be found at every Georgia Tech game and do an excellent job of showing their support for the team. Look out for these fans to provide entertainment in the stands during games.

Ramblin’ Wreck

The Ramblin’ Wreck is a 1930 Ford Model A and the official mascot of the Georgia Tech student body. You can see the Ramblin’ Wreck at a variety Georgia Tech sporting events and student functions, so If you’re attending a basketball game where the Ramblin’ Wreck is present make sure to get a picture of this fantastic vehicle.

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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 performing all kinds of other shenanigans, so don’t miss him.

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Georgia Tech Pep Band

Despite being an institute of technology, Georgia Tech still has a great pep band. The band plays at every home game 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 to enjoy an incredible band show as well as an incredible game.

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Cheer and Dance Teams

The Georgia Tech cheer and dance teams provide excellent in-game entertainment. The cheer team does a great job of rousing the crowd and the dance team’s routines are top notch, so make sure to enjoy the performances of these two spirit groups when attending a Georgia Tech basketball game.

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Fight Songs

  1. Ramblin’ Wreck from Georgia Tech

    I’m a Ramblin’ Wreck from Georgia Tech and a hell of an engineer,
    A 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 around.
    I’d drink to all good fellows who come from far and near.
    I’m a ramblin’, gamblin’, hell of an engineer.

  2. Up with the White and Gold

    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.

  3. Budweiser Song

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

  4. 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.

    Till the victory of life is won.

  5. To Hell with Georgia

    Don’t send my boy to MIT,
    The dying mother said.
    Don’t send my boy to Emory
    I’d rather see him dead,
    But send my boy to Georgia Tech
    ‘Tis better than Cornell.
    And as for the University of Georgia
    I’d rather see him in hell!

    To Hell, to Hell, to Hell with Georgia,
    To Hell, to Hell, to Hell with Georgia,
    To Hell, to Hell, to Hell with Georgia,
    The cesspool of the South!

    Mine eyes have seen the glory
    Of the stomping of the Dogs
    We will teach the poor dumb farmboys
    They should stick to sloppin’ hogs
    When the Jackets are triumphant
    There will be a mighty cheer
    We’ll do the same next year!


    On the Field between the hedges
    There arose a mighty stench,
    In the Dogs’ machine the engineers
    Had thrown a monkey wrench.
    When the Jackets are triumphant
    We will raise a mighty yell,
    Them Dogs can GO TO HELL!!


    Mine eyes have seen the glory
    Of the N.C. Double-A
    They’re investigating Georgia players
    To see how much they’re paid
    After counting all the cars
    And the loans Alumni made,
    They out pay the NBA.


  6. Differential X

    Differential “X”!,

    Differential “Y”!

    “A” square, “B” square

    Integral of pi!

    Engineers touchdown!

    Engineers yell!

    Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets!

    Fight like hell!

  7. “Clempson” is a Redneck School

    (to the tune of Doo Dah)

    Clempson is a redneck school

    Doo-dah, doo-dah,

    Clempson is a redneck school

    Oh de-doo-dah day.
    Gonna moo all night,

    Gonna moo all day,
    Clempson is a redneck school

    Oh de-doo dah day.

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Bars & Restaurants

  1. Majestic Diner


    Landmark diner serving classics including blue-plate specials & grits 24/7 since 1929.

    1031 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  2. Mountain Biscuits

    Thirsty Dog Pub and Grille

    Quaint, old-school country kitchen supplying down-home Southern breakfasts until afternoon.

    1718 Old 41 Hwy NW, Marietta, GA 30060, USA


    Bar website

    cafe - $

  3. Fox Brothers BBQ

    Fox Bros BBQ

    Texan brothers' slow-roast ribs, pulled pork & Southern sides in an informal space with a patio.

    1238 DeKalb Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA


    Bar website

    bbq - $$

  4. Flip Burger Boutique

    Flip Burger

    Leave your typical burger joint notions at the door. They take the American classic and flip it on its head to deliver a unique culinary experience on a bun.

    1587 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  5. Fat Matt’s Rib Shack

    House of Wings Sportsbar Beer 3rd Base Sports Bar Beer Kilroys Beer

    No-frills counter-service beer & BBQ joint with nightly live blues music.

    1811 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30324, USA


    Bar website

    bbq - $

  6. Farm Burger

    Farm Burger

    Casual-chic spot has counter service for grass-fed beef burgers, fries, veggie options, beer & wine.

    410 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  7. Publik


    Publik Draft House is a bar whose mission is to provide guests with a warm and fun environment.

    654 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  8. The Nook


    Tater tots with toppings are on the menu at popular neighborhood bar with park views.

    1144 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  9. Cypress Street Pint and Plate

    Mike Speedway Lounge Beer Northstar Bar and Grill Beer Shipleys Tavern Beer Press Box Sports Bar Beer

    A rotating lineup of beers on tap pairs with hearty American grub at a relaxed tavern with a patio.

    817 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  10. Max Lager’s Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery

    Max Lager's

    Fresh, natural and varied are the themes of the menus of Max Lager’s Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery.

    320 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  11. Taco Mac Metropolis

    Taco Mac

    Branch of a sports grill chain offering Buffalo wings, chili, sandwiches & lots of draft beer.

    933 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  12. Taqueria del Sol

    Tacqueria Del Sol

    Local counter-serve chain offering a short menu of soft tacos & enchiladas in a relaxed space.

    1200 Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA


    Bar website

    mexican - $

  13. Sublime Doughnuts

    Sublime Doughnuts

    Eat one that's worth it.

    535 10th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  14. Delia’s Chicken Sausage Stand

    Delias Chicken Sausage Stand

    Counter-serve spot with outdoor tables serves all-natural chicken sausage hot dogs & sliders

    489 Moreland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  15. Antico Pizza

    Antico Pizza

    Busy family-run pizzeria near Georgia Tech known for brick-oven pies, with communal seating & BYOB.

    1093 Hemphill Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA


    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $$

  16. The Vortex

    The Vortex

    The Vortex’s award-winning food, extensive selection of booze and lively, non-conformist atmosphere keep their loyal fans coming back for more.

    878 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  17. The Varsity


    Whether you have a school group out on a field trip, or taking a tour group to see the Braves, The Varsity is the fun, fast, and delicious place to stop.

    61 North Avenue NW, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  18. Marlow’s Tavern

    Marlows Tavern

    Local bar & grill chain offering a classic setting for American pub fare & sports on TV.

    950 W Peachtree St NW #215, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  19. Hudson Grille

    Hudson Grille

    Local sports-bar chain serving a menu of burgers, wings, steaks & seafood in a stylish setting.

    942 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$