1. Olympic Torch Memorial
Stop by and see the Olympic Torch Memorial in the south end zone. The memorial is a must-see for any sports fans and is a unique part of Eccles Coliseum.
2. Thunderbird Village
Enjoy live music, performances by the SUU Marching Band and Spirit Squads, tailgate games, and much more at Thunderbird Village. Thunderbird Village is your pregame entertainment destination and is a fun place to hang out before the game no matter what your age.
Take part in the Thundercharge, which takes place 15 minutes before kickoff. The Thundercharge invites fans to line the team entrance at the southwest corner of the stadium before the game. Make sure to be a part of the Thundercharge as it’s an excellent way for you to get up close to your favorite players before the game.
4. Beehive Bowl
The Beehive Bowl between Southern Utah and Weber State is one of the Thunderbirds’ biggest game of the year. The rivalry dates back to 1984 and in 2011 became a yearly rivalry with the Thunderbirds move to the Big Sky Conference. The Wildcats lead the all-time series 16-7, but you won’t want to miss the next Beehive Bowl, so make sure to be in attendance when Southern Utah takes on Weber State.
5. SUU Marching Band
The SUU Marching Band provides a great atmosphere at Thunderbirds football games. All throughout the game, you’ll hear the band as they try to rile up the crowd with their tunes.
6. SUU Waukeenyans
Don’t leave your seat at halftime as the SUU Waukeenyans put on a fantastic performance. The dance team’s halftime performance is one of the biggest parts of the game making it a must-see for anyone taking in a Thunderbirds game.
7. Spirit Squad
Join the Spirit Squad as they pump up the team with their cheers and chants. The Spirit Squad performs a variety of stunts and chants that will bring you to your feet throughout the game.
8. Grand Canyon Rivalry
The winner of the annual rivalry matchup between Northern Arizona and Southern Utah takes home the Grand Canyon Trophy. The two Big Sky Conference rivals first met in 1982, and they have played every year since 2008. Don’t miss it when the Thunderbirds square off with the Lumberjacks as there is always a lot on the line.
Thor the Thunderbirds mascot is one of the most popular parts of the game. Fans young and old enjoy Thor’s shenanigans, so keep an eye out for him during your trip to Cedar City.
10. Thunderbird Club Tailgate
Join the Thunderbird Club Tailgate, which starts two hours before the game. The tailgate is open to the public and is a great way to get into the Thunderbirds spirit before the game.