1. Big Three Bonfire
A bonfire is held after the last home game of the season if the Princeton beat both the Yale and the Harvard. The bonfire takes place behind Nassau Hall, and effigies of a Handsome Dan and John Harvard are burned in celebrations of the Tigers victories over their rivals. The bonfire was last held in 2013, so make sure to attend it if the Tigers sweep their Big Three rivals.
The RAWR is home to the loudest and most dedicated fans at any Tigers football game. The students get into the heads of opponents with their cheers and antics and are a big part of any Princeton football game, so enjoy the noise they create during your visit to Princeton Stadium.
3. Princeton University Band
The Princeton University Band, is one of the oldest marching bands in the country and a big part of any Princeton football game. The band’s humorous halftime shows are must-see parts of any Princeton football game, so stay in your seat at halftime to enjoy the performance of the Princeton University Band.
4. Princeton-Harvard Rivalry
Harvard-Princeton is part of the Big Three academic, athletic, and social rivalry between Harvard, Princeton, and Yale and is a must-see for any alumni or student from either school. The rivalry on the gridiron began in 1877, and since then the Tigers have taken a 55-47-7 lead in the all-time series, but the Crimson won the most recent meeting 23-20. Don’t miss it when the Tigers take on the Crimson as you’ll be in for a good one.
5. The Tiger
Keep an eye out for the Princeton mascot when attending a Tigers football game. The Tiger gets into all kinds of shenanigans and is beloved by all Princeton fans. Don’t miss the Tiger when taking in a game at Princeton Stadium.
6. Bill Bradley and Dick Kazmaier Statues
Bradley and Kazmaier are the two most famous athletes in Tigers history, so stop by and snap a picture with the statues of these legends. The statues are must-sees for any college sports fan, especially Princeton fans.
7. Parade Down Ivy Lane
Don’t miss the Princeton University Band’s parade down Ivy Lane before the game. The band’s march to the stadium signals that it’s time to start entering the game, so keep an eye out for the Princeton University Band while tailgating before the game.
Check out the inflatables at Princeton Stadium if you’re taking kids to the game. The inflatables do a great job of keeping the young ones entertained throughout the game and are the perfect way for kids to work out some extra energy.
9. Princeton-Yale Rivalry
The rivalry between Princeton and Yale is the oldest rivalry in American football dating back to 1873. The Ivy League teams have met 139 times over the years, and although the Tigers trail in the all-time series 76-53-10, you won’t want to miss it when Princeton and Yale clash.
10. Merchandise Tent
If you want to pick up a souvenir from your trip to Princeton, then make sure to stop by the merchandise tent. At the merchandise tent, you’ll find a wide variety of Tigers gear including t-shirts, sweatshirts, cap, and much more.