1. The Game

The rivalry between Harvard and Yale is the third most played rivalry in Division I college football and is one of the best rivalries in college sports. Sports Illustrated named the rivalry the sixth-best in college sports and no matter what the sport or contest there are always bragging rights on the line between the two Ivy League schools. Harvard and Yale flat out hate each other, and it’s no different on the gridiron. The Bulldogs hold a 66-59-8 lead in the rivalry, but you won’t want to miss it when the Crimson take on Yale.


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2. Little Red Flag

Keep an eye out for the Little Red Flag when attending The Game. The flag is waved by Harvard’s “most loyal fan” after each score against Yale and is a must-see part of any Harvard-Yale game.

3. Harvard-Yale Pranks

If attending a Harvard-Yale game, then look out and enjoy any pranks that may take place during the game. The two schools have a long history of pranking each other over the years, and nearby MIT has even gotten into the action over the years as well.

4. Dedication Plaque and 50th Anniversary Plaque

Take some time before the game to see the dedication plaque and 50th-anniversary plaque. Both plaques are fun to check out for any Harvard or college football fans, so don’t miss them during your visit to Harvard Stadium.

5. Penn

The Harvard-Penn rivalry dates back to 1881, and it’s always one of the best games of the season. The two teams are usually two of the best teams in the Ivy League with the Crimson and Quakers winning 29 of the last 34 Ivy League Championships. Watch the Crimson try to extend their 48-37-2 lead in the all-time series when Penn comes to Harvard Stadium.

6. Marching Band

The marching band is a big part of any Harvard football game as they provide the majority of the atmosphere at Harvard Stadium. The band plays a variety of school songs and pop songs, so enjoy their performance during the game.


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7. Student Section

No one gets behind the Crimson like the student section. No matter what the score, the student section will be on their feet and cheering on the team making them one of the best parts of any Crimson game.


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8. Stadium Architecture

Harvard Stadium is the first vertical structure to feature reinforced concrete and is quite the sight to behold for any fan. The stadium features some unique architecture and is quite cool to see, so take a moment before the game to take it all in.


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9. Princeton

Harvard-Princeton is part of the Big Three academic, athletic, and social rivalry between Harvard, Princeton, and Yale and is a must-see for any alumni or student from either school. The rivalry on the gridiron began in 1877, and since then the Tigers have taken a 55-47-7 lead in the all-time series, but the Crimson won the most recent meeting 23-20. Don’t miss it when the Crimson take on the Tigers as you’ll be in for a good one.

10. Cheer and Dance Squads

Don’t miss the performances of the Harvard cheer and dance squads during your trip to Harvard Stadium. The spirit squads put on impressive routines and will keep you entertained during stoppages in play, so make sure to enjoy the show.


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