1. Ole Cotton
After every Lumberjacks score, the SFA ROTC fires off Ole Cotton. Rejoice in the sound of Ole Cotton as the SFA runs up the score on their opposition.
Homer Bryce Stadium is home to the third-largest scoreboard in the FCS at 80 ft by 36 ft. Enjoy the replays on the videoboard as no matter where you are in the stadium you’ll have an excellent view.
3. Alumni Corner
Whether you’re an SFA alumni or not, you’ll want to check out Alumni Corner at the intersection of Hayter St. and Raguet St. Alumni Corner features live music, food games, and a Kid Zone making it a great place to hang out before the game. Alumni Corner is free for SFA Alumni Association members and $15 for non-members.
4. Battle of the Piney Woods
The rivalry between Stephen F. Austin and Sam Houston State is the second longest continuous running rivalry in the FCS dating back to 1923. In 2007, a 21-pound cedar trophy depicting pistols and a tombstone was added to the rivalry. Head down to Houston to watch the Lumberjacks take on the Bearkats in the annual Battle of the Piney Woods.
There is no better time to visit Stephen F. Austin than homecoming. Homecoming features a ton of traditions throughout the week including a bonfire, parade, and much more, so don’t miss your chance to take part in all the great traditions leading up to the game.
6. Purple Haze Association
If you want to sit with the rowdiest fans at any Lumberjacks game, then the Purple Haze Association is the place for you. The students go all out to support the team on game days and create an intense atmosphere making it difficult for opponents to come away from Homer Bryce Stadium with a victory.
7. Chief Caddo
The winner of the annual rivalry game between Stephen F. Austin and Northwestern State takes home Chief Caddo as well as bragging rights. The rivalry began in 1957 and Northwestern State holds a 30-20-2 lead in the all-time series. Come on out and cheer on the Lumberjacks as they look to close the gap on their longtime rivals this season.
8. Lumberjack Marching Band
The Lumberjack Marching Band is a big part of every SFA football game and puts on quite the show. The band’s pregame and halftime shows are both outstanding, so make sure to catch both of them during your trip to Homer Bryce Stadium.
9. Ag Pond
If you want to be at the center of the tailgating action at Stephen F. Austin, then make sure to set up shop near Ag Pond. Here you’ll find some of the biggest and best tailgates on game days making it an excellent place to tailgate before the game.
10. Dance and Cheerleading Squads
The SFA dance and cheerleading squads keep the crowd in the game even when things aren’t going the Jacks way. The cheerleaders will pump you up with their routines while the dance team dazzles you with their performances. Enjoy both talented spirit groups at the game.