Lamar’s football program may have just been revived in 2010, but over the past seven years the Cardinals have built up quite the following. On game days, you’ll find a lively atmosphere inside Provost Umphrey Stadium as fans from all over the southeast Texas area come out to support the team. The stands are a sea of red and white on game days creating a fun atmosphere that can challenge that of much more established programs in the FCS.
In addition to excellent fan support, Lamar is also home to a fantastic band and spirit groups. The Showcase of Southeast Texas puts on a great show at every game, and if you like mascots, then you’ll love the Cardinals’ Big Red. Don’t sleep on the cheerleaders either as they’ll keep the crowd’s energy at a fever pitch throughout the game.
Finally, take some time before the game to walk around the concourse and see the murals around the stadium. The murals show the history of the Cardinals football program and Provost Umphrey Stadium, making them a can’t-miss for Cardinals fans and rival fans alike.
The Lamar Cardinals have an incredible following for a newly re-established program, making a trip to Beaumont an excellent experience for any college football fan.
Things to check out
Take a walk around the concourse before the game to see the murals throughout the stadium. The murals showcase the history of Cardinals football and are must-sees for any college football fan.
Red Rush Tunnel
Don’t miss the Cardinals entrance featuring the Red Rush Tunnel. Before each game, the Cardinals run onto the field through the Red Rush Tunnel energizing the fans and working the crowd into a frenzy.
The Showcase of Southeast Texas
Lamar’s band The Showcase of Southeast Texas creates a fun atmosphere at Cardinals games with their tunes, and their pre-game and halftime performances are also fantastic. Enjoy the performance of these talented musicians throughout the game as they’re a big part of what makes attending a Cardinals game a memorable event.
Go Big Red
Fight! Lamar U. Cardinals,
For alma mater fight.
Glory in the triumph
For the red and the white.
Faithful to our colors
We will ever be,
Fighting ever fighting for Lamar U. victory.
Let’s Go Big Red.
Lamar University Alma Mater
Lamar, to thee we’re singing.
Voices raised on high.
We will forever love thee,
Laud thee to the skies.
We will ever need thee
As our guiding star.
To us, you’ll always be Our glorious Lamar.