In Game

Old Dominion is one of the newest programs in NCAA football. However, that hasn’t stopped the fans from showing up in full force to support their team. Since the program was restarted in 2009, the fans have sold out every home game the Monarchs have played making them one of the best-supported teams in the country.

The rabid Old Dominion fans fill a packed Foreman Field creating an excellent atmosphere that is unique to Old Dominion. You’ll hear the fans loud and proud throughout the game regardless of the score, as Old Dominion football has quickly become the most popular sports team in Norfolk. Join in on the sea of slate blue and silver and cheer on the Monarchs to victory with thousands of other fans when attending an Old Dominion game.

The team plays at historic Foreman Field, which opened in 1936 as home to the original Monarchs football program. You’ll be able to feel the aura of the stadium the old stadium that makes you feel like you’re somewhere special where history could be made at any moment.

You’ll have a blast taking in a game at historic Foreman Field where the fans are among some of the most dedicated in the country and provide an excellent home field advantage for the Monarchs.

Things to check out

Charles the Monarch

Charles the Monarch is a labradoodle that looks just like a lion and can be seen at all Old Dominion games. Keep your eyes peeled for this famous dog when attending an ODU game to get the most out of your game day experience

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Monarch Marching Band

The 200 member band was formed in 2008 in response to the creation of the football program. The band has become a staple of game days since then pumping up the crowd with their renditions of the school’s fight songs and their excellent halftime performances. Make sure to stay glued to your seat at halftime to watch their outstanding show.

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Big Blue

Big Blue is a lion mascot that can be found at every Old Dominion home football game. He is a fan favorite due to his wild antics and is sure to put a smile on your face when attending a game at Foreman Field.

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Fight Songs

  1. Fight, Old Dominion

    Fight song

    Fight, Old Dominion,  Your courage roars!
    Fight, Old Dominion, Your valor soars!
    Blue and Silver worn with pride,
    We’ve got the Spirit right here on our side! Hail, Old Dominion, Your courage roars! Hail, Old Dominion, Your valor soars!
    Old Dominion
    GO BIG BLUE!  
    Our Victory Lives on in YOU!

  2. Victory for Old Dominion

    Football fight song

    Victory for Old Dominion
    Never know defeat!
    Fight hard for Old Dominion!
    Tremble at our feet!  Touchdown!
    for Old Dominion Silver and the blue!  Onward to victory!
    For the sons of ODU!  Victory for Old Dominion
    Never know defeat! Fight hard for Old Dominion!
    Tremble at our feet!  Touchdown!
    for Old Dominion Silver and the blue!  Onward to victory!
    O! D! U!
    M-O-N-A-R-C-H-S!

  3. Old Dominion, Hail

    Alma mater

    Hail to thee our Alma Mater
    Blue and Silver, hail!  By the ocean’s billows flying
    See them proudly sail! University young and strong,
    We lift our voices in this song,
    This our Song of Alma Mater,
    Old Dominion, hail!

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