Lehigh Mountain Hawks Overview

Fast facts

League: NCAA Division I FCS

Head Coach: Kevin Cahill

Team Mascot: Clutch

Year Opened: 1988

Capacity: 16000

City / State: Saucon Valley / Pennsylvania

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

The Rivalry

Rival Team: Lafayette Leopards

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 Lehigh take home the game ball, so make sure to get tickets to the Lafayette-Lehigh game.

Lehigh Mountain Hawks Tailgate Guide


You won’t want to miss your opportunity to tailgate before a Mountain Hawks game as the fans here love to tailgate. The fields and parking lots surrounding Goodman Stadium are packed full of Mountain Hawks fans creating a fun and festive game day. Everywhere you look, you’ll see people grilling out and throwing back drinks making Lehigh an excellent place to tailgate.

One of the favorite traditions among the students is to enjoy morning cocktails, or mocos, on campus before heading to the stadium. This ritual means if you’re a student looking to tailgate be prepared for an all out party as everyone shows up to the tailgate already drunk.

Don’t worry though if you’re looking for a more family friendly tailgating experience. The students do their thing in the north lot while the alumni and other fans tend to stick to the south lot, which is a bit more relaxed.

Tailgating is a big part of the football game experience at Lehigh, so make sure to get here early to enjoy a Mountain Hawks game day to its fullest.



One of the most popular tailgating traditions among students is morning cocktails, or mocos, on campus before the game. If you’re a Lehigh student, then don’t miss out on this fun tradition.


Make sure to dress in neon when attending a Lehigh football game. A lot of Lehigh students wear neon to games rather than Lehigh’s school colors of brown and white creating a fun atmosphere.

Where to tailgate

Lehigh Mountain Hawks Stadium Guide

In Game

Lehigh is home to some of the best fans in the Patriot League, and as a result, the Mountain Hawks typically boast some of the best attendance in the conference. People from all over the valley come out to support the Mountain Hawks creating a great atmosphere inside Goodman Stadium.

The fans aren’t the only ones who make attending a Mountain Hawks game a fun experience. The band also livens up the game with their music. Whether it’s their in-game music or pregame and halftime shows, the Marching 97s are a can’t-miss part of any Lehigh football game.

Additionally, make sure to enjoy appearances by the cheerleaders, dance team, and Lehigh’s mascot Clutch. All three produce memorable performances that you won’t want to miss. Clutch can be especially fun if you have the chance to see him up close and interact with him in person.

A Lehigh Mountain Hawks game offers everything you could want in a college football experience, so don’t hesitate to make a trip to Bethlehem for Mountain Hawks game.

Things to check out

Marching 97

Enjoy the performance of the Marching 97 at the game. The Marching 97 put on a fantastic show and provide lots of atmosphere throughout the game. Stay in your seat when you see them take the field as you wouldn’t want to miss their pregame or halftime show.


Clutch is Lehigh’s beloved mascot, and he gets into all kinds antics throughout the game. You never know what Clutch kind of trouble will get into next so keep an eye out for him during the game.


Join the LU cheerleaders as they cheer the Mountain Hawks onto victory. The cheerleaders lead a variety of cheers and chants, so join in and show your support for Lehigh.

Dance Team

Don’t leave your seat when you see the dance team take the field. The dance team puts on an incredible show and will dazzle you with their routines making them a must-see part of any Mountain Hawks game.

Fight Songs

  1. Lehigh Will Shine

    Lehigh will shine tonight, Lehigh will shine;
    Lehigh will shine tonight, Lehigh will shine;
    Lehigh will shine tonight, Lehigh will shine;
    When the sun goes down
    and the moon comes up,
    Lehigh will shine.

  2. Rearing and Tearing

    Rearing, Tearing, down the field, down the field,
    Lehigh’s team will never yield, never yield,
    Past the last white line that marks the goal
    And brings a victory again to old Lehigh,
    And when the big Brown team goes crashing through, crashing through,
    Rivals don’t know what to do, what to do,
    Rooters cheer another victory For old Lehigh!

    See that team gain yard by yard, yard by yard,
    Smashing down the rival’s guard, rival’s guard,
    Shooting ’round the end and down the field
    To make the rooters yell like hell for old Lehigh;
    And when the sun goes down and game is won, game is won,
    Scoreboard shows what Lehigh’s done, Lehigh’s done,
    Rooters yell and cheer the big Brown team of old Lehigh.

  3. Lehigh Victory March

    To the Brown, and the White,
    Raise a mighty chorus to the sky!
    For your spirit true
    And a will to do,
    We’re proud of you Lehigh. Rah! Rah!
    Down the field, never yield,
    Varsity to victory!
    The Brown and the White mean
    Fight! Fight! Fight! for vict’ry, Lehigh!

    Hear the beat, marching feet,
    Onward, forward never to retreat!
    Brothers gather here
    With a song and cheer,
    We’re all for victory. Rah! Rah!
    Come along, chosen throng,
    One in purpose, one in song!
    The Brown and the White mean
    Fight! Fight! Fight! for vict’ry Lehigh!

  4. Our Alma Mater

    Where the Lehigh’s rocky rapids
    Rush from out the West,
    Mid a grove of spreading chestnuts
    Walls in ivy dressed.
    On the breast of old South Mountain
    Reared against the sky,
    Stands our noble Alma Mater,
    Stands our dear Lehigh.

    Like a watchman on the mountain
    Stands she grandly bold,
    Earth’s and Heaven’s secret seeking,
    Hoarding them like gold.
    All she wrests from Nature’s storehouse
    Naught escapes her eye,
    Gives she gladly to her dear ones,
    While we bless Lehigh.

    We will ever live to love her,
    Live to praise her name,
    Live to make our lives add luster
    To her glorious fame.
    Let the glad notes wake the echo,
    Joyfully we cry:
    Hail to thee, our Alma Mater;
    Hail, all hail, Lehigh!

Lehigh Mountain Hawks Bars & Restaurants

  1. Mach’s Gute


    We are locally famous for our burgers and steak sandwiches along with homemade tacos and more!

    713 Linden St, Bethlehem, PA 18018, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  2. Steel Pub


    The Lehigh Valley culture is important here, and whenever possible, The Steel Pub serves locally grown food and drink, like Stryker Farm’s amazing bratwurst and Weyerbacher’s thirst quenching craft beers.

    320 E 1st St, Bethlehem, PA 18015, USA

    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  3. Southside 313 Bar & Grille

    Southside 313 Bar Grille

    Community sourced, locally driven, and determined to bring every customer a positive dining experience.

    313 E 3rd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  4. The Bookstore Speakeasy

    The Bookstore Speakeasy

    Offering live jazz in a warm and inviting 1920's speakeasy. Enjoy the finest cocktails anywhere during Prohibition. Dress in your roaring 20's best and join the fun.

    336 Adams St, Bethlehem, PA 18015, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  5. Tally Ho Tavern

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

    Great food and drinks, awesome experience, and amazing service!

    205 W 4th St, Bethlehem, PA 18015, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  6. The Broadway Social

    The Broadway Social

    The Broadway Social is a place where whimsy and gastronomical delights go hand in hand. Consider us the modern American gastropub where the food is as important as the drink and you find yourself in a comfortable limbo between bar, restaurant, and lounge.

    217 Broadway, Bethlehem, PA 18015, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  7. Beer Mussels Bar & Grille

    Phase Dining Entertainment beer

    Awesome drinks and amazingly tasty food!

    1214 Main St, Hellertown, PA 18055, USA

    Bar website

    italian - $$

  8. Braveheart Highland Pub

    Braveheart Highland Pub

    Braveheart is a great place to enjoy Scottish food, music, and drinks!

    430 Main St, Hellertown, PA 18055, USA

    Bar website

    european - $$

  9. Fegley’s Brew Works

    Fegley Brew Works

    The best and freshest brews!

    559 Main St #101, Bethlehem, PA 18018, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  10. The Bayou

    The Bayou

    The Bayou: Southern Kitchen & Bar is a small local restaurant that offers a creative take on classic New Orleans cooking. The menu is meant to be a shared experience, like eating at the home of a good friend.

    702 Hawthorne Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18018, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  11. Apollo Grill

    Apollo Grill

    Steps away from local colleges and universities,hotels & great shopping on Broad & Main Streets, the Apollo is a casual yet upscale bistro committed to serving wonderful food and unique cocktails in a lively & fun atmosphere by a friendly, professional staff.

    85 W Broad St, Bethlehem, PA 18018, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  12. Emeril’s Chop House


    Good, high-quality steaks and a great selection of beer/wine.

    77 Wind Creek Blvd, Bethlehem, PA 18015, USA

    Bar website

    american - steakhouse - $$$

  13. Roma Pizza

    Roma Pizza

    Get authentic New York style pizza with all your favorite toppings or choose one of our mouthwatering specialty pizzas.

    702 Main St, Hellertown, PA 18055, USA

    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $$

  14. Rocco’s Pizzeria & Italian

    Pizza Rock Falls Tavern Humboldt Steel Corp Restaurant Bar

    Tasty pizzas, salads, subs, and nice service.

    1120 Main St, Hellertown, PA 18055, USA

    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $$

  15. Cafe the Lodge

    Cafe the Lodge

    Where friends celebrate greatness in self and others, gourmet coffee and awesome food.

    427 E 4th St, Bethlehem, PA 18015, USA

    Bar website

    cafe - $

  16. Molly’s Irish Grille & Sports Pub

    Mollys Irish Grille Sports Pub

    High-energy alehouse with 16 TVs & a dining area serving up burgers, steaks & Irish comfort fare.

    4 E 4th St, Bethlehem, PA 18015, USA

    Bar website

    european - $$