Mercer Bears Overview

Fast facts

League: NCAA Division I FCS

Head Coach: Drew Cronic

Team Mascot: Toby

Year Opened: 2013

Capacity: 10200

City / State: Macon / Georgia

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

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Mercer Bears vs Wofford Terriers

Rival Team: Wofford Terriers

The Bears recent move to the Southern Conference two years ago means they are yet to establish any firm rivalries, but there may be a budding rivalry between Mercer And Wofford. Mercer’s head coach Bobby Lamb had several fierce battles with Wofford during his time at Furman, which could help spark an intense rivalry between these two teams. Make sure to be in attendance for the Mercer-Wofford game, so you don’t miss the start of what could be one of the best rivalries in the Southern Conference.

Mercer Bears Tailgate Guide


Mercer may be one of the newest football programs in Division I, but that doesn’t mean you won’t have a fantastic time tailgating before a Bears game. The university has gone all out to create a fun tailgating surrounding game days and tailgating is allowed pretty much anywhere on campus. Everywhere you look you’ll see Bears fans tailgating before the game, so come out and set up the tent, grill, and cooler for a fun day of tailgating.

While at Mercer you can tailgate almost anywhere, there is no better place to tailgate than Cruz Plaza. Cruz Plaza is located at the center of campus and is where you’ll find the majority of students tailgating on Saturdays in the fall. If you want to get the full tailgating experience, then there is no better place to do so than Cruz Plaza.

Additionally, Bears fans won’t want to miss The Bear Walk before the game. The Bear Walk is a must-see for any Mercer fan and gives you a fantastic opportunity to see your favorite players up close. There is no better way to get into the Mercer game day spirit than by attending The Bear Walk, so make sure to check it out before the game.

Mercer is home to an emerging football program and tailgating scene making it an incredible place to take in a game, so come on out and tailgate with die hard Bears fans this season.


Bear Statue

Snap a picture with the bronze bear statue outside of Five Star Stadium. The statue presents an excellent photo op and is a must-see for any Bears fan, so don’t miss it during your trip to Mercer.

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The Bear Walk

The Bear Walk is one of the best parts of tailgating before a Mercer football game. It gives fans a fantastic opportunity to see their favorite players up close and provide them with some last minute inspiration, making it a can’t miss.

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Where to tailgate

Mercer Bears Stadium Guide

In Game

Mercer revived its football team just a few years ago, and fans are coming out of hibernation in droves to support their school. On game days, you’ll find Five Star Stadium packed full of Bears fans dressed in black and orange. Football is a big part of the culture in Georgia, and it’s no different at Mercer creating a fun and festive game day atmosphere.

The fans aren’t’ the only ones that make attending a Mercer football time an enjoyable experience. The marching band and spirit squads are also a big part of a Bears gameday. The marching band creates a great atmosphere with their tunes throughout the game, and no football or marching band fan will want to miss their pregame and halftime performances. Additionally, the spirit squad is also fantastic and features a cheer team, dance squad, and lovable bear mascot named Toby.

College football fans will love taking in a Bears game and growing the traditions that go along with Mercer football. Take advantage of the opportunity to watch the program blossom by getting your tickets to a Mercer football game today.

Things to check out

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Marching Band

Enjoy the performance of the Mercer University Marching Band when taking in a Bears football game. The band creates a fun atmosphere at the game and puts on a great halftime and pregame show.

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Join in the cheers and chants lead by the cheerleaders at the game. The cheer squad does a fantastic time of pumping up the crowd at key times making them a fun part of any Bears game.

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Dance Team

The Mercer Dance Team puts on an incredible show at Bears game. You won’t want to miss these talented dancers, so don’t leave your seat when the dance team takes the field.

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Keep an eye out for the Bears beloved mascot Toby. Toby gets into all kinds of shenanigans and games and is adored by fans young and old making him a must-see when attending a game at Five Star Stadium.

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Fight Songs

  1. Hail to Mercer

    Fight Song

    Hail to thee, the best school in the land!

    Come all ye loyal sons and daughters,
    Ring out the victory song!
    United all each foe we’ll conquer
    The battle now will not be long.

    The Orange and Black is
    proudly flying,
    Like a sign high in the sky!
    That leads us on in triumph,
    For Mercer we will live and die!

    In basketball, we’ll place her name ahead of all the rest.
    In scholarship, when put to the test, she is the very best!
    Hail to thee, Mercer University!
    Hail to thee, Mercer University!
    Hail to thee, the best school in the land!

    Repeat Refrain 

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  2. Mercer Alma Mater

    On the city’s western border,
    Reared against the sky,
    Proudly stands our Alma Mater
    As the years roll by.

    Forward ever be thy watchword,
    Conquer and prevail.
    Hail to thee, O Alma Mater!
    Mercer, hail, all hail.

    Cherished by thy sons and daughters,
    Mem’ries sweet shall throng,
    Round our hearts, O Alma Mater,
    As we sing our song.

Mercer Bears Bars & Restaurants

  1. Just Tap’d

    Bull McCabes Irish Pub beer

    We carry a full line of Craft Beer, Ciders and Gourmet Sodas that are growler ready. Stay for a while and sample our artisan style pub food from around the World, featuring Bavarian, Italian and United Kingdom pub food items.

    488 1st St, Macon, GA 31201, USA

    Bar website

    pizza - $

  2. The Hummingbird Stage & Tap

    Anchor Bar Beer Dega Brewhouse Beer Phoenix Grill & Bar Beer The Canadian Brewhouse Beer Lil Dickys

    We have provided the Middle Georgia area with the finest in national, regional and local live music, and the coolest place to drink and mingle with friends.

    430 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  3. Downtown Grill

    Dowtown Grill steak

    We specialize in prime cut Black Angus steaks, fresh pasta dishes, fish filets and decadent desserts. This fine dining restaurant also features a well-stocked bar that includes a vast array of scotches, bourbons and craft brews.

    562 Mulberry St Ln, Macon, GA 31201, USA

    Bar website

    american - steakhouse - $$$

  4. Reboot Retrocade & Bar

    Reboot Retrocade Bar

    A bar that does not only serves great drinks but also has some cool video games!

    566 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  5. The Crazy Bull

    Owlz Pub Sand Trap Scorpions Bar Grill

    The Crazy Bull is Macon, Georgia's newest and largest entertainment facility with three floors of uniquely different music venues.

    473 2nd St, Macon, GA 31201, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  6. Bearfoot Tavern

    Bearfoot Tavern

    Bearfoot Tavern is a mixture of European and American pub style cuisine.

    468 2nd St, Macon, GA 31201, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  7. Overtyme Bar and Grill

    Owlz Pub Sand Trap Scorpions Bar Grill

    Whether it’s coming in to enjoy any sports game on one of our many Hi-Def big screens, partaking of our mouthwatering menu or to simply enjoy music from one of Macon’s hottest DJs you don’t want to miss the action!

    2455 Pio Nono Ave, Macon, GA 31206, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  8. Jim Shaw’s Seafood Grill

    seafood shrimp

    Jim Shaw’s Seafood Restaurant Grill and Bar has served many happy customers fresh seafood and libations in Middle Georgia.

    3040 Vineville Ave, Macon, GA 31204, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  9. H&H Restaurant

    H H Restaurant

    H & H is a Southern Soul Food Joint.

    807 Forsyth St, Macon, GA 31201, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  10. The Brick

    The Brick

    Home of Brick Oven Pizza, Pasta, Calzones, Salads, Sandwiches, Wings, Nachos and More! Great atmosphere with good people.

    1305 Hardeman Ave #100, Macon, GA 31201, USA

    Bar website

    american - pizza - $

  11. Sid’s Sandwich Shop

    Sids Sandwich Shop

    Great Food, Great People! Always Good. Always Fast!

    1510 Forsyth St, Macon, GA 31201, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  12. Saleems Fish Supreme

    Eds Fish & Chips Fish and Chips

    Fantastic seafood at reasonable prices and excellent service.

    2198 Pio Nono Ave, Macon, GA 31206, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  13. The Bears Den

    fried chicken

    The Bear's Den has been producing the south's best homecooking.

    1191 Oglethorpe St, Macon, GA 31201, USA

    Bar website

    american - $