Lafayette Leopards Overview

Fast facts

League: NCAA Division I FCS

Head Coach: John Troxell

Team Mascot: The Leopard

Year Opened: 1926

Capacity: 13132

City / State: Easton / Pennsylvania

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

The Rivalry

Rival Team: Lehigh Mountain Hawks

Lafayette-Lehigh is the most played rivalry in college football as well as the longest running rivalry having been played every year since 1897. Due to the long running nature of the rivalry, there is a lot of animosity between the two schools making it one of the fiercest rivalries in college football. The Rivalry is a must-see for any football fan, and you won’t want to miss Lafayette take home the game ball, so make sure to get tickets to the Lafayette-Lehigh game.

Lafayette Leopards vs Bucknell Bison

Rival Team: Bucknell Bison

The rivalry between Bucknell and Lafayette began in 1883 and has been an annual fixture since 1945. You’ll be in for a treat when these two Patriot League rivals square off, so don’t miss it when Bucknell comes to town.

Lafayette Leopards vs Penn Quakers

Rival Team: Penn Quakers

Make sure to be in attendance when Lafayette takes on Penn. The longtime rivals have been playing since the Leopards’ inaugural season in 1882 making the Lafayette-Penn rivalry one of the oldest in college football history.

Lafayette Leopards Tailgate Guide


Tailgating is a fun part of any Leopards game day meaning you’ll want to arrive early to get the most out of your trip to Easton, Pennsylvania. Fans from all over fill the parking lots outside Fisher Stadium before the game to drink, grill, and carouse with old friends. You’ll find a light and fun tailgating atmosphere at Lafayette making it an excellent place to fire up the grill and throw back a few beers before the game.

If you’re looking to experience Lafayette tailgating at its best, then make sure to attend either the homecoming game or The Rivalry. Both games have an incredibly festive feeling, and there is nothing better than seeing Lafayette take on their arch rivals, Lehigh.

Tailgating at a Leopards game is a fun experience for any FCS football fan, so get to Fisher Stadium early and enjoy all the festivities surrounding the pregame.



You won’t find a better time to attend a Lafayette football game than homecoming. Homecoming features a bunch of fun activities surrounding the game and is a can’t miss for any Lafayette student or alumni.

Where to tailgate

Lafayette Leopards Stadium Guide

In Game

Lafayette may not be the first name you think of when it comes to college football. However, the Leopards are one of the most historic programs in the sport. Lafayette is part of the most played rivalry in college football and has taken home three national championships over the years, meaning you’ll get to see a storied program play when attending a game in Easton, Pennsylvania.

The Leopards illustrious history isn’t the only thing that makes attending a Lafayette football game a fun experience. The fans in Easton come out in high numbers to show their support for the team and cheer them on to victory. The stands are full of fans dressed in maroon, and the student section especially goes all out to root on the Leopards to victory.

When attending a Lafayette football game, you’ll also get to enjoy the performance of several great spirit groups. The pep band creates a lively atmosphere with their music, and the performances by both the cheerleaders and mascot are memorable as well.

Lafayette has a fantastic football history making a trip to Easton, Pennsylvania a must for any longtime college football fan.

Things to check out

Lafayette Entrance

Get to your seat early, so you don’t miss the Leopards entrance onto the field. The team runs through an inflatable leopard head accompanied by pyrotechnics creating quite the scene. The entrance works the crowd into a frenzy and is a can’t-miss part of any Lafayette game.

Pep Band

One of the unique things about attending a Lafayette game is the fact the school has a pep band rather than a marching band. The pep band still performs a halftime show though, so don’t worry as you’ll get your money's worth from the Lafayette band.

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The Leopard

Enjoy the antics of The Leopard during the game. Lafayette’s mascot gets into all kinds of shenanigans throughout the game making him a fun part of your visit to Fisher Stadium.

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Join the cheerleaders as they help propel the Leopards to victory with their cheers. The cheerleaders do a fantastic job of pumping up the crowd throughout the game making them a memorable part of any Leopards game.

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Fight Songs

  1. “On Lafayette”

    Down the field we we swing in perfect trim
    Behind the team we’ve played to win
    And as we swing we sing a marching song;
    And the song we sing is on the theme
    Of Lafayette and of Her team.
    We’ll swing the Chorus as we swing along.

    On, Lafayette! On Lafayette!
    On, on to greater deeds, Lafayette,
    Give, Lafayette! Give, Lafayette,
    Give, give the best that’s in you
    And hope for a vict’ry.
    Fight the fight and keep your heads unbowed;
    Win, you’re victorious!
    Lose, just as glorious!
    Men of Lafayette, of you we sing.

  2. “Lafayette Alma Mater”

    We’ll gather by the twilight’s glow
    In front of old Pardee,
    In all the world no other scene,
    So fair, so dear to me.
    O Lafayette, O Lafayette,
    To thee our voices raise!
    While loyal lips and loyal hearts
    Unite to sing thy praise.

    We’ll gather by the twilight’s glow
    In front of old Pardee,
    In all the world no other scene,
    So fair, so dear to me.

    And future years shall not erase
    These gems of mem’ry rare,
    But oft we’ll live the scenes again,
    Impressed so firmly there.
    O Lafayette, O Lafayette,
    O joyous college days!
    E’re while these loyal hearts shall beat,
    We’ve loyal lips to praise.

    (Repeat Chorus)

Lafayette Leopards Bars & Restaurants

  1. Black & Blue

    Black Blue

    At Black & Blue we strive to bring you quality spirits at a fair price.

    683 Walnut St, Easton, PA 18042, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  2. Big Woody’s

    Criterion beer Mazzys Brewballs Cogans Deli Sports Pub Kamikazes Libbys Bar Grill Knot Pub Cara Irish Mess Hall

    We are a family friendly atmosphere that has something for the entire family.

    1855 Sullivan Trail, Easton, PA 18040, USA

    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  3. Slainte Irish Pub


    A great place that makes great burgers, and the staff is amazing!

    665 Northampton St, Easton, PA 18042, USA

    Bar website

    american - european - $$

  4. Fat Jacks’

    Fat Jacks

    Your go-to place for great hot wings! Service is great, lots of TV's for watching games, and menu is good!

    2722 Freemansburg Ave, Easton, PA 18045, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  5. Two Rivers Brewing

    Two Rivers Brewing

    A casual pub featuring artisan brewed beer and farm-to-table food.

    542 Northampton St, Easton, PA 18042, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  6. Dubs on 5th

    Mannys beer

    We’ve got a little bit of something for everyone; plenty of games for the kids, 20 HD TV’s for the sports fans, a menu full of some family recipes as well as some local favorites, ice cold beer, Patty’s martini list and entertainment on the weekends.

    402 5th St, West Easton, PA 18042, USA

    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  7. College Hill Tavern

    Souris Saloon Silhouette Lounge

    From burgers and flat bread pizzas, to salads and great wings, we offer something to please everyone in a fun and casual atmosphere.

    420 Cattell St, Easton, PA 18042, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  8. Mothers Bar & Grille

    Hurricane Maggies Bar and Grill

    Fast and friendly service, and great food!

    3 Lehns Ct, Easton, PA 18042, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  9. Porter’s Pub & Restaurant

    Porters Pub Restaurant

    Lunch, dinner, late night snacks and Sunday Brunch are always house made fresh and prepared to order. Patrons often ask what's good on our menu. The answer is ... everything!

    700 Northampton St, Easton, PA 18042, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  10. The Brass Rail

    The Brass Rail

    Where great food, a fun atmosphere and friendly staff come together. We’ve been serving up great food, drinks and entertainment since the early 1900s.

    3015 Lehigh St, Allentown, PA 18103, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  11. Tacos & Tequila

    Tacos Tequila

    Delicious Mexican food and friendly service.

    20 Kunkle Dr, Easton, PA 18045, USA

    Bar website

    mexican - $$

  12. River Grille

    River Grille

    “With liberal amounts of marble, natural wood, and stainless steel, the atmosphere at River Grille exhibits a smart balance of classical and modern elements. The menu follows suit with a generous mixture of styles Asian fusion, French, and nouveau cuisine—and an equitable distribution of seafood and land based dishes.” – Best of the Valley by Lehigh Valley Magazine

    243 Northampton St, Easton, PA 18042, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  13. Pizza D’Oro

    Pizza Palermo Subs Missys Village

    Family owned and operated since 1974, serving pizza, sandwiches, dinners, homemade soups and sauces.

    208 Cattell St, Easton, PA 18042, USA

    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  14. La Bella Vie

    Bellas Pizza of Bristol Pizza Don Vitos Italian Restaurant Pizza Chiefs Place PIzza Pizza Patriot Pub & Grub Pizza Robertos Pizza Ranias Restaurant Pizza The Prescott Pizza Pleasant City Wood Fired Grille Pauls Deli Restaurant Wildcat Angelas Ristorante Pizzeria

    A cozy, family run Italian restaurant. Fresh homemade pasta, wood burning pizza oven, full bar, craft beers and a large variety of wine.

    41 3rd St, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865, USA

    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $$

  15. Tic-Toc Family Restaurant


    A family restaurant that has an amazingly delicious menu and provides great service.

    2510 Northampton St, Easton, PA 18045, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  16. Ocean


    Ocean's chefs cater to your taste buds with delectable dishes with only the finest and freshest ingredients.

    235 Ferry St, Easton, PA 18042, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  17. Carrabba’s Italian Grill

    Carrabbas Italian Grill

    This is how you do Italian.

    2471 Park Ave, Easton, PA 18045, USA

    Bar website

    american - italian - $$

  18. Picasso Pizza II

    Catanzareti Pizza Restaurant

    At Picasso Pizza II we serve up fresh & healthy Italian cuisine. Choose from our selection appetizers, salads, wraps, pizzas, entrees and much much more!

    271 Town Center Blvd, Easton, PA 18040, USA

    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $$

  19. Nicolosi’s Pizzeria and Restaurant

    Pizza Ye Olde Pub

    Serving up fresh and authentic recipes passed on from generation to generation.

    1700 Sullivan Trail #3, Easton, PA 18040, USA

    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $