The rivalry between Philadelphia Big 5 members Temple and Villanova spill over onto the gridiron as these two Philadelphia schools play for the Mayor’s Cup when they meet. The rivalry is currently tied at 15-15-2, but the Owls have won the last three meetings between these fierce rivals.
The Nittany Lions have a lot of alumni all throughout Pennsylvania, so there is always a large crowd when Penn State comes to The Linc to take on the Owls. If you want to be part of one of the biggest and best crowds at a Temple football game, then make sure to get tickets when Penn State is in town.
On game days you’ll find Temple fans all throughout the parking lots surrounding The Linc. You’ll see tons of people sporting the cherry and white of Temple as they prepare to enter The Linc and cheer on the Owls to victory. The sea of tents and grills will make you feel like you’re tailgating at an Eagles game only on a slightly smaller scale.
The student tailgates at Temple are also thriving. You’ll see tons of students partying hard before they enter the stadium to cheer on the Owls as they look to rack up another victory in their quest to win The American. There is plenty of beer pong to be played, keg stands to take part in, and beers to shotgun so don’t be afraid to join in.
Lincoln Financial Field is part of the South Philadelphia Sports Complex, which is the hub of all the sports action in Philadelphia. Here you’ll find Citizens Bank Park, Wells Fargo Center, and the Xfinity Live! Center in addition to The Linc. If you come early in the season, you may even be able to catch an Owls game at Lincoln Financial Field in the afternoon and a Phillies game at night.
Tailgate Village in Lot K has a lot to offer fans as here you’ll find a wide variety of activities and events to take part in. You’ll be able to play games, enjoy live music, and also enjoy a wide array of tailgate treats. Best yet you’ll have the chance to win some great giveaways, so make sure to stop by.
Located inside the South Philly Sports Complex, this large entertainment venue offers a great place to hang out before the game. You’ll find a variety of bars and restaurants in this complex, so stop by to grab a drink or bite to eat.
Headhouse Plaza inside the north gates of Lincoln Financial Field offers a great pregame destination as here you’ll find food trucks, giant video screens, food trucks, and sorts of entertainment.
Where to tailgate
Tailgate VillageTailgate Village in Lot K has a lot to offer fans as here you’ll find a wide variety of activities and events to take part in. You’ll be able to play games, enjoy live music, and also enjoy a wide array of tailgate treats. Best yet you’ll have the chance to win some great giveaways, so make sure to stop by.
Alumni Association Tailgate TentThe Alumni Association Tailgate Tent is perfect for those of you who don’t want to go through the hassle of setting up your tailgate. Here you’ll be able to eat and drink to your heart's content without having to worry about bringing the cooler or the grill.
Xfinity Live!Located inside the South Philly Sports Complex, this large entertainment venue offers a great place to hang out before the game. You’ll find a variety of bars and restaurants in this complex, so stop by to grab a drink or bite to eat.
Headhouse PlazaHeadhouse Plaza inside the north gates of Lincoln Financial Field offers a great pregame destination as here you’ll find food trucks, giant video screens, food trucks, and sorts of entertainment.
Owls Stadium Guide
Temple plays their home football games at Lincoln Financial Field, which means that a Temple game is an excellent opportunity to take in a game at one of the finest NFL stadiums. A Temple game offers all the amenities of attending an NFL game for a fraction of the cost, so you’ll have a great time watching one of the best teams in the American Athletic Conference
You’ll also find that Owls fans are diehards who know a great deal about not only the game itself but also the history of the Temple program. These diehards make attending an Owls game great as there is a strong sense of camaraderie between them and they show great pride in their team win or lose.
The Miller Lite Phlite Deck provides a one of a kind gameday experience perfect for those of you who like to party hard throughout the game. You’ll find plenty to drink at the Phlite Deck, and you’ll also be able to meet Miller Lite Girls.
If you’re looking to pick up a souvenir of your trip to Philly then there is no better place to do so then the Pro Shop inside Lincoln Financial Field. The Pro Shop has pretty much any Eagles gear you could ever want meaning no matter what you’re looking for you’ll most likely find it here.
Hooter is the official mascot of the Temple Owls and can be found on the sidelines cheering on the team at every Temple home game. He always puts on a great show that revs up the crowd, so keep your eyes peeled for him at the next Temple game you attend.
The Temple band puts on a great show before and during the game as both their pregame and halftime shows are well worth watching. You’ll have a great time watching the band perform fan favorites like “T” for Temple “U” and much more.
“T” for Temple “U” U-ni-versity! Fight, fight, fight! For the Cherry and the White, For the Cherry and the White, We’ll fight, fight, fight! (Repeat)
Onward with Temple, Banners all unfurled; Wide flung our standards, To the winds they’re hurdled. Following our Founder To immortal Fame; Making true his vision, Of a deathless name. Hail! Alma Mater, Honor, praise to Thee; We pledge our lives, Our hearts in loyalty. Wisdom, Truth and Virtue Built our Temple great; Perseverance conquers; Higher to create.