1. Touchdown Tailgate Zone
At the Truax Indoor Center, this event opens three hours before kickoff and features a wide variety of local and regional food as well as beer and wine. The tailgate also has TVs with games from across the country, games in the Miller Lite area, and a chance to win door prizes. The OSU cheerleaders, dance team, and band perform as well.
2. Beaver Walk
Two hours before the game, the team and coaching staff are dropped off at 30th St. and Ralph Miller Dr. They walk past the Truax Indoor Center to their locker room accompanied by the band, cheerleaders, and mascot. It’s a tradition that can’t be missed, so make sure to check it out during your visit to Corvallis.
3. Iron Man Statue
This statue on the east side of the stadium pays tribute to the legendary Ironman team from 1933, which featured only eleven players. Make sure to take a picture with this statue to remember one of the best teams in the program’s history.
4. CH2M Alumni Center Tailgater
For those who are life members of the OSU Alumni Association or part of the Orange and Black Club, there is a VIP tailgate experience every game day at the CH2M Alumni Center. It starts three hours before the game (no earlier than 10 am) and is free for members. It features wine, beer, and a buffet for purchase as well as a VIP room and big screen TVs.
5. Reser Stadium Glowing Football
Located outside the east entrance, this wireframe sculpture features a football that is made out of Xs and triangles. This sculpture is a great meeting spot as it welcomes everyone to Reser Stadium.
6. Club Seats
If you can spend some extra money on your ticket, the club seats are worth it. Not only do you get to sit in a covered seat and have access to the climate-controlled Club to combat unpredictable Oregon weather, but you also get to enjoy alcoholic beverages during the game. There’s also 10 plasma TVs to watch and a small arcade.
7. Civil War
The University of Oregon is Oregon State’s fiercest rival as the proximity between the two campuses means many make the trip from Eugene to Corvallis and vice versa. The rivalry is also one of the oldest in college football as the teams have met 114 times since 1894. The winner of each year’s matchup takes home the Platypus Trophy, which was lost for 40 years until it was found in 2005. Oregon holds a 60-46-2 series lead, but the Beavers will do their best to turn things around next time they meet.
8. Hail to OSU
OSU’s fight song written by Harold A. Wilkins in 1914. It’s mostly performed at football and basketball games. “Hail to OSU” really pumps up the crowd and gives the team the extra boost necessary to take down the opposition.
9. Benny Beaver
Benny Beaver has been the official Oregon State mascot since the early 1940s. He entertains fans young and old on the sideline during the game. He has even gained national recognition having won the 2011 Capital One Mascot of the Year write-in campaign and was also named to the Capital One All-American Mascot Team in 2012.
10. Spirit and Sound of OSU
The Spirit and Sound of OSU is the official marching band of Oregon State University and have been performing since 1890 making them the oldest marching band in the Pac-12. The OSU band puts on a wonderful show performing many fan favorites including “Hail to OSU,” “Carry Me Back to OSU,” “Beer Barrel Polka,” and “Land of 1000 Dances.”