Atmosphere

Tailgating is a huge part of the college football game day experience in Alabama, and it’s no different at Samford. While it may not rival what you’d find at Alabama or Auburn, Samford has an impressive tailgating scene considering the size of the school. Samford students, alumni, and fans pack The Quad on game days creating a fun tailgating experience that any college football fan will enjoy.

One of the best parts of the tailgating experience at Samford is the Bulldog Walk. The Bulldog Walk takes place two hours before kickoff and features the band, cheerleaders, and football team marching to the stadium. If you want to get into the Samford spirit, there is no better way to do so than attending the Bulldog Walk.

Additionally, make sure to check out the Bobby Bowden statue before entering the stadium. The statue honors one of the best coaches in college football history as well as a former Bulldog great.

You’ll love tailgating at Samford, so get here early and enjoy all the pregame festivities surrounding a Bulldogs game.

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Bulldog Walk

The Bulldog Walk takes place 2 hours before kickoff and is one of the best parts of tailgating at Samford. The Bulldog Walk is a great way to get into the game day spirit, and your chance to give the football team some last minute encouragement before the game. Don’t miss the Bulldog Walk as it’s a can’t-miss part of the pregame festivities.

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Bobby Bowden Statue

Make sure to get a picture with the Bobby Bowden statue before the game. The legendary coach played his college ball at Samford and got his start here, so stop by and see his statue before the game.

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Post-game Concert

You won’t want to miss the band’s post-game concert on the quad following the game. The concert is the perfect way to conclude a Bulldogs game day, so head to the quad after the game for the show.

Where to tailgate

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