Marquette Golden Eagles Overview

Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Head Coach: Shaka Smart

Team Mascot: Iggy the Golden Eagle

Year Opened: 2018

Capacity: 17385

City / State: Milwaukee / Wisconsin

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Marquette Golden Eagles vs Wisconsin Badgers

Rival Team: Wisconsin Badgers

The Golden Eagles have an intense rivalry with in-state rivals Wisconsin. The two teams meet every season, and there are always plenty of fans of both teams in attendance, which creates an electric atmosphere. The tension inside the Fiserv Forum is always high when these two meet, so don’t miss a Marquette-Wisconsin game.

Marquette Golden Eagles vs DePaul Blue Demons

Rival Team: DePaul Blue Demons

Milwaukee and Chicago have an intense rivalry, and that rivalry extends to college basketball as well. The Marquette and DePaul have played in the same conference since both were in Conference USA and the rivalry has grown since. The rivalry between Marquette and DePaul mirrors that of the Packers-Bears and Brewers-Cubs, so don’t miss it when the Blue Demons come to town.

Marquette Golden Eagles Stadium Guide

In Game

Despite being a relatively small school, the Marquette Golden Eagles have a large fan base that manages to do a good job of filling the Fiserv Forum. The Fiserv Forum may be an NBA arena, but that doesn’t mean you won’t find a college basketball atmosphere inside of it on Golden Eagles game days.

Golden Eagles fans cheer on their team loudly at Marquette games, and the student section is especially vocal. Marquette students can rival the noise created by any student section in the Big East and give the Golden Eagles and incredible home court advantage. The school also has its fair share of passionate alumni fans including the famous Jump Around Guy.

In addition to enjoying the atmosphere created by the Marquette fans, you’ll also get to enjoy NBA quality in-game presentation. The Fiserv Forum is home to a large video board, and there are plenty of ribbon boards and other displays located around the arena that give the venue a big time feel.

Finally, downtown Milwaukee is an excellent place to spend some time before or after the game. There are lots of local establishments to grab a drink or bite to eat at near the Fiserv Forum including Ale Asylum and Brick 3 Pizza. The immediate area around the Fiserv Forum is packed with Marquette fans on game days, so you’ll find a lively atmosphere surrounding the arena on game days.

Marquette is home to a very passionate fan base and a great in-game experience, so plan your trip to Milwaukee today.

Things to check out

Championship and Retired Number Banners

During your visit to the Fiserv Forum, make sure to check out Marquette’s championship and retired number banners that hang from the rafters. These banners honor the great Marquette teams of the 1970s as well as all-time greats such as Dwyane Wade and Al McGuire.

Suite and Club Seating

Get ready to elevate your game at Fiserv Forum! Immerse yourself in ultimate luxury with the BMO Harris Club, boasting gourmet cuisine, plush seating, and a fully stocked bar. Experience unparalleled views from the Panorama Club on the 200 level, where premium food and beverages await. For whiskey aficionados, the exclusive Dewar’s Clubhouse is a haven of opulence. And if privacy is your preference, Fiserv Forum’s suite options offer the perfect retreat for unforgettable moments.

Jump Around Guy

Golden Eagle’s superfan Rick Smith is better known as “Jump Around Guy” due to his enthusiasm when House of Pain’s “Jump Around” comes on. Keep an eye out for Jump Around Guy as you wouldn’t want to miss him when attending a Marquette basketball game.

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A common site in college basketball today are the big head cutouts found in just about every arena. Marquette was one of the first programs to embrace the trend, so come prepared to see plenty of them when attending a Golden Eagles basketball game.

Marquette Madness

Come on out to the Al Mcguire Center and kick off the Golden Eagle basketball season with Marquette Madness. The basketball showcase is a great experience for any Marquette fan and a fun time for anyone visiting Milwaukee in October.

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Golden Eagle Mascot

Don’t miss the Golden Eagle mascot when attending a Marquette basketball game. The Golden Eagle entertains the crowd throughout the game and is loved by fans young and old, so keep your eyes peeled for him at the game.

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Fight Songs

  1. “Ring Out Ahoya”

    Ring out Ahoya with an M.U.Rah Rah,
    M.U.Rah Rah, M.U.Rah Rah Rah Rah Rah
    Ring out Ahoya with an M.U. Rah, Rah,
    M.U. Rah Rah for Old Marquette. Rah! Rah! Rah!

    GO! GO! GO! GO!
    GO! GO! GO! GO!

    (Repeat Chorus)

  2. “Hail Alma Mater”

    Hail Alma Mater,
    Thee we do call.
    We’re here to greet thee,
    Dearest friend to all.
    We’re here to show thee
    Our love is strong
    Hail Alma Mater!
    Marquette, hear our song.

  3. Blue & Gold - Let’s Go

  4. Fire It Up Marquette

  5. Here We Go Marquette

  6. Hey Baby

Marquette Golden Eagles Bars & Restaurants

  1. AJ Bombers

    AJ Bombers

    Kitschy joint for burgers, beer & shelled peanuts where customers write on the wall with markers.

    1247 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  2. Brick 3 Pizza

    Brick 3 Pizza

    Counter-serve joint for New York-style pies & slices plus sandwiches, calzones & curbside pick-up.

    1107 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53203, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  3. Ian’s Pizza

    Ians Pizza

    Wisconsin-born chain known for its creative pizzas including its signature mac 'n' cheese pie.

    146-148 E Juneau Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $

  4. Carson’s Ribs

    Carsons Ribs

    Modern-looking BBQ chain link offering corn bread, babybacks & prime rib in stylish environs.

    301 W Juneau Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203, USA


    Bar website

    bbq - steakhouse - $$$$

  5. The Loaded Slate

    The Loaded Slate

    Bustling late-night nook serving up cocktails, beer & sandwiches in a low-lit, easygoing setting.

    1137 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53203, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  6. Milwaukee Brat House

    Milwaukee Brat House

    Milwaukee Brat House hosts the most authentically Milwaukee menu in the city.

    1013 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53203, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$

  7. Mader’s


    Old-school place offering classic German cuisine, Bavarian decor & traditionally-attired waitstaff.

    1041 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53203, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$$

  8. Buck Bradley’s

    Buck Bradleys

    Landmark saloon features classic American fare, draft brews & cocktails in a comfy, brick interior.

    1015-1019 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53203, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  9. Who’s On Third

    Whos On Third

    Comfy, chill sports-centric pub with wings & other American eats, plus craft beers & weekend brunch.

    1005-1007 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53203, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  10. Mo’s Irish Pub

    Mos Irish Pub

    Lively pub for Irish spirits & eats plus live music, TVs & a free shuttle to Brewers games.

    142 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$

  11. Trinity Three Irish Pubs

    Trinity Three Irish Pubs

    3 classic Irish pubs with 3 different vibes (a cozy bar, a dining area & a space for live music).

    125 E Juneau Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$

  12. McGillycuddy’s Bar and Grill

    McGillycuddys Bar and Grill

    Hopping watering hole with a beer garden, Irish & American pub grub & TVs for sports fans.

    1135 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  13. BarNone


    Snug watering hole featuring nightly drink specials, TVs & bar games in informal environs.

    1139 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  14. Harp Irish Pub

    Harp Irish Pub

    Longtime Irish pub with a menu of burgers & beer plus a deck overlooking the Milwaukee River.

    113 E Juneau Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$

  15. Duke’s On Water

    Dukes On Water

    Great place to meet up with friends, watch a game, play beer pong, shake some bar dice and have a good time!

    152 E Juneau Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  16. Brothers Bar & Grill

    Brothers Bar Grill

    Outpost of a Midwestern sports-bar chain serving casual American eats in a party atmosphere.

    1213 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  17. Red Rock Saloon

    Red Rock Saloon

    Local bar featuring BBQ, wings, burgers & whiskey plus live country/rock music & a mechanical bull.

    1227 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA


    Bar website

    bbq - $$

  18. Major Goolsby’s

    Major Goolsbys

    Decked out with sports memorabilia, this convivial watering hole serves burgers, sandwiches & wings.

    340 W Kilbourn Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  19. Miller Time Pub

    Miller Time Pub

    Brick-accented hotel eatery & tavern serving a variety of craft beers & American pub standards.

    509 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$