1. Memorial Arch
Make sure to take a minute to appreciate Memorial Stadium’s original arch when entering the venue. The arch is a gorgeous piece of architecture and is one of the few remaining pieces of the original stadium, so don’t miss it during your trip to Terre Haute.
2. The Walk
If you’re attending the homecoming game and want to get rowdy before the game, then take part in The Walk. The Walk is a pub crawl from downtown to the stadium and is a favorite homecoming tradition among students, alumni, and locals.
3. Tent City
When attending the homecoming game at Indiana State, make sure to check out Tent City. Tent City is where you can find the majority of the tailgating action and is an excellent place to tailgate before the homecoming football game.
4. Sycamore Sam
Keep an eye out for the Indiana State mascot Sycamore Sam. Sycamore Sam gets into all kinds of antics at the game and is a must-see part of any Indiana State football game.
5. Indiana State University Marching Sycamores
Enjoy the music provided by the Indiana State Marching Sycamores throughout the game. The Marching Sycamores do a fantastic job of energizing the crowd with their tunes, and their pregame and halftime shows are also top-notch.
6. Blue Key Victory Bell
You won’t want to miss it when Indiana State and Ball State get together. The rivalry between the Sycamores and Cardinals dates back to 1924 and is one of the best football rivalries in the state of Indiana. The winner of the matchup takes home the Victory Bell as well as bragging rights, so don’t miss it when these two longtime rivals meet next.
7. Grassy Hill
The grassy hill on the north side of the stadium allows fans to enjoy a Sycamores game in a unique fashion. Those of you who want to enjoy a picnic with the game or sit in the grass will have a fantastic time taking in the game from the hill.
Don’t leave your seat when you see the Sparkettes take the field. The Sparkettes will dazzle you with their dance routines and are a fun party of any Sycamores sporting event.
The cheerleaders will pump you and the rest of the crowd throughout the game. Get loud and join in the cheerleaders’ cheers and chants to give the Sycamores as much of a home field advantage as possible.
10. Indiana State-Illinois State Rivalry
The Redbirds and Sycamores have met on the gridiron every year since 1969 creating an intense rivalry between these two Missouri Valley Conference schools. The Redbirds hold a slim lead in the all-time series 36-30-2, but you won’t want to miss it when the Sycamores try to narrow the gap this season.