Tailgating at a Bobcat game has become tradition for the fans over the years.  It is a way that the community can come together to support one team.  Since Montana doesn’t have a professional team, college sports are a big pastime and passion of the citizens.  The fans, young and old, come and mingle before Bobcat games and get pumped up before going into the stadium.


Cat Walk

Before every Montana State Bobcat game, fans can watch the football team be led by the marching band and Champ to the stadium from the fieldhouse. The walk pumps up the fans before they enter the Bobcat Stadium.

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Gold Rush

Fans of the Bobcats can be seen sporting head-to-toe gold for the home opener for a tradition that began in 2006. Each year fans can purchase a limited edition “Gold Rush” t-shirt at the Montana State bookstore or at various Universal Athletics stores across the state.

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M on the Mountain

The Friday before the homecoming game, people can hike to the “M” on Mount Baldy. The first 100 hikers to get there receive a t-shirt that says “I hiked the M.” Later that night, the school lights up the “M”.

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Rollie’s Folly

Also known as Brick Breeden Fieldhouse, Rollie’s Folly is a wooden arched roof indoor stadium. It is the second-largest building of its type while having the largest wooden roof in the world. This facility has been used for other events besides the university ones. It commonly hosts Montana High School Association athletic events. It has also hosted the world middleweight championship in 1960.

“Party at the Pit” and “Go Cats Go” lighting

During Homecoming, Montana State holds a bonfire in Parking Lot F (between the fieldhouse and the stadium. It usually takes place on the Thursday before the game along with the “go Cats go” lighting. Residents on campus hang lights in the window to spell this phrase out.

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