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 Bradley Center. The Bradley Center 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 Bradley Center 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 Bradley Center including Ale Asylum and Brick 3 Pizza. The immediate area around the Bradley Center 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 Bradley Center, 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
Those of you looking for a premium in game experience will find plenty of options for Marquette games. The Bradley Center is home to a variety of different suites and clubs including the one of a kind Coors Light Silver Bullet and Harley Davidson Suites.
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.Watch video
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.
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.Watch video
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.Watch video
“Ring Out Ahoya”
Ring out Ahoya with an M.U.Rah Rah,
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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!
“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.
Blue & Gold - Let’s Go
Fire It Up Marquette
Here We Go Marquette