Towson Tigers Overview

Fast facts

League: NCAA Division I FCS

Head Coach: Pete Shinnick

Team Mascot: Doc

Year Opened: 1978

Capacity: 11198

City / State: Towson / Maryland

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Battle for Greater Baltimore

Rival Team: Morgan State Bears

Local bragging rights are always on the line when Towson and Morgan State get together making the Battle for Greater Baltimore a must-see event. The two teams first met in 1979, and although the rivalry hasn’t been played since 2011, you won’t want to miss it when the Tigers and Bears square off.

Towson Tigers Tailgate Guide


Tailgating is a huge part of the Towson game day experience. While the tailgating rules may have changed over the years, you still can’t get the full Tigers game day experience without tailgating before the game. Tigers fans love to tailgate, and it shows as everywhere you look you’ll see fans dressed in black and gold drinking and grilling before the game.

One of the best parts of the pregame festivities at Towson is the Tiger Walk. The Tiger Walk takes place two and a half hours before the game and gives you the opportunity to see the football team as they make their way to the stadium. Nothing will get you into the game day spirit quite like the Tiger Walk, so don’t miss it during your trip to Towson.

Finally, if you’re taking the kids to the game make sure to check out the Family Zone. The Family Zone is the perfect place to hang out before the game if you have young kids as it features lots of kid friendly entertainment and is alcohol-free.

You’ll love tailgating at Towson, so get here early and enjoy everything a Towson tailgate has to offer.


Bronze Tiger Statues

Make sure to check out the bronze tiger statues around the Towson campus. The statues are a must-see for anyone visiting Towson, and there is one right outside SECU arena, so you won’t have to walk far from Johnny Unitas Stadium to see one.

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Tiger Walk

Come on out and cheer on the Tigers as they make their way to the stadium. The Tiger Walk starts two and a half hours before kickoff and is the perfect way to get into the Towson game day spirit.

Family Zone

Those of you bringing your kids to the game will want to stop by the Family Zone. The Family Zone features inflatables, face painting, and other kids activities making it a great place to take kids before the game.

Where to tailgate

Towson Tigers Stadium Guide

Towson Tigers Bars & Restaurants

  1. World of Beer

    World of Beer

    At World of Beer, we've got over 50 craft beers on tap, 500 in the cooler, and a menu of mouthwatering Tavern Far crafted to go perfectly with beer.

    125 E Joppa Rd, Towson, MD 21286, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  2. Lil Dicky’s

    Anchor Bar Beer Dega Brewhouse Beer Phoenix Grill & Bar Beer The Canadian Brewhouse Beer Lil Dickys

    A cool bar that's got a great selection of drinks!

    404 York Rd, Towson, MD 21204, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  3. Charles Village Pub & Patio

    Charles Village Pub Patio

    With a TV from every angle, ice cold drafts and the best night life in town, there’s no finer place for food, fun, and fine spirits than CVP.

    19 W Pennsylvania Ave, Towson, MD 21204, USA

    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  4. Towson Tavern

    Towson Tavern

    The Tavern serves a menu of ever evolving and unique American regional cuisine along side a premium line of wine, spirits, and an extensive craft beer selection.

    516 York Rd, Towson, MD 21204, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  5. Cunningham’s


    Cunningham’s is a seasonal American grille that blends the modern atmosphere of city dining with the rustic, smoky flavors of the countryside.

    1 Olympic Pl, Towson, MD 21204, USA

    Bar website

    american - pizza - $$$

  6. Bobby’s Burger Palace

    Bobbys Burger Palace

    Bobby's Burger Palace (BBP) presents signature burgers inspired by Chef Bobby Flay's extensive travels throughout America and love of the grill in a convenient casual setting.

    515 Virginia Ave, Towson, MD 21286, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$


    Pasta Mista

    Our menu is full of classic Italian dishes, but our claim to fame are the innovative pizzas that we craft up DAILY.

    822 Dulaney Valley Rd, Towson, MD 21204, USA

    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $

  8. Towson Diner

    Towson DIner burger fries

    A staple of Towson since the 1950's, the Towson Diner has made itself a piece of everyone's family history.

    718 York Rd, Towson, MD 21204, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  9. 7 West Bistro

    7 West Bistro

    A medley of classic and contemporary cuisine with a profound Mediterranean flare.

    7 W Chesapeake Ave, Towson, MD 21204, USA

    Bar website

    asian - $$