Green Wave Overview

Fast facts

League: NCAA Football

Head Coach: Willie Fritz

Team Mascot: Riptide the Pelican

Year Opened: 2014

Capacity: 30000

City / State: New Orleans / Louisiana

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

The Battle For The Rag

Rival Team: LSU Tigers

When instate rivals Tulane and LSU get together the winner is awarded a satin flag known as the Tiger Rag. The Tiger Rag was introduced in 1940 to calm tensions from a riot that had occurred following Tulane’s victory in 1938. LSU has a significant lead in the all-time series 69-22-7 making it all that much sweeter when the Green Wave knock off the Tigers.

Tulane vs Ole Miss

Rival Team: Ole Miss Rebels

The Rebels are the Green Waves second oldest rivals behind LSU. There is a lot of history between these two schools with Tulane being Ole Miss’s most played opponent outside of the SEC. Ole Miss holds a 42-29 all-time series lead. However, the Green Wave hold the record for most consecutive wins in the series having won 12 straight from 1919 to 1939.

Tulane vs Georgia Tech

Rival Team: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

The Yellow Jackets and Green Wave’s rivalry dates all the way back to 1916 when Georgia Tech shutout Tulane 45-0. Georgia Tech also has the distinction of being Tulane’s first opponent in Yulman Stadium in 2014. It’s always a fierce battle when Tulane and Georgia Tech meet, so don’t miss it!

Green Wave Tailgate Guide


Football has returned to campus at Tulane with the opening of Yulman Stadium in 2014, which means that tailgating has also returned to Tulane’s campus. Tailgating is back at Tulane and is bigger than ever as Tailgate Village provides an excellent pregame experience that can rival anywhere in the American Athletic Conference.

Tailgate Village offers an atmosphere similar to Ole Miss’s The Grove, but on a slightly smaller scale. Here you’ll find dozens of tents filled with Tulane fans grilling and partying before heading into Yulman Stadium to watch the Green Wave dismantle their opponents.

There has been a lot of buzz around Tulane football these past few seasons with the opening of Yulman Stadium bringing football back to campus and that buzz has translated to the tailgating scene here as well. You’ll see people getting to campus as early as five hours before the game to start their pregame festivities you’ll also notice a lot more people tailgating than before when the Green Wave were playing in the Superdome. Come out to Tulane to join in on this budding tailgating tradition that has the potential to become one of the best tailgate spots in all of college football.


Victory Bell

The Victory Bell is located in front of McAllister Auditorium and is rung after a victory for the Green Wave. This tradition has been going on for decades and is a great way for the university to show its school pride.

Tailgate Village

This area is the official tailgating area on Tulane’s campus, so head here if you’re looking to set up a tailgate for your friends and family. The spots are first come first serve, so make sure to get here early if you want a good place. You’ll also find a wide variety of pregame activities to take part in here as well including live entertainment and a family fun zone.

Where to tailgate

Green Wave Stadium Guide

In Game

There has been a large uptick in Tulane’s fan support as the team has moved back to campus with the recent opening of beautiful Yulman Stadium. The new stadium has invigorated the gameday crowds and will look to bring back Tulane’s strong football tradition from the past.

Yulman Stadium offers all the amenities you could want in a college football stadium as you’ll find that every seat in the house offers a great view of the field. However, if you’re looking to get the full luxury experience, then The Glazer Family Club is a must. Here you’ll find a full sports bar and buffet as well as comfortable seats at the 50-yard line.

The fans at Yulman Stadium also make a visit to Tulane an extraordinary experience. You’ll find a renewed sense of school spirit among the students and alumni as the return to campus has brought a lot of fans back to Tulane after years playing away from home in the Superdome. The stadium is filled with green and blue on game days as Tulane fans try their hardest to give the Green Wave any edge they can.

Things to check out

Glazer Family Club

The Glazer Family Club features 1,500 chair back seats with two club rooms overlooking the 50-yard line, a sports bar and an enhanced menu of food on the buffet. This club offers an excellent way to catch a game if you would like to try something different than the traditional seat.

Original Tulane Stadium Medallion

Make sure to stop by and check out the original Tulane Stadium Medallion while attending a game at Yulman Stadium. The medallion was part of the original Tulane Stadium, which hosted not only the Green Wave but also served as home to the New Orleans Saints as well as the Sugar Bowl and three Super Bowls.

Tulane University Marching Band

The Tulane University Marching Band puts on an incredible performance throughout the game, which is showcased by their pregame and halftime shows. The pregame show is more traditional and follows a set pattern where the band plays fan favorites including “Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans,” “When the Saints Go Marching In,” and “Roll On, Tulane.” Both the pregame and halftime shows are amazing so make sure to take in both to get the full Tulane gameday experience.

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Riptide is the Pelican mascot of Tulane Athletics, who represents the Green Wave at all major home sporting events. He pumps up the crowd at games, so look for Riptide to provide extra energy when needed to give the Green Wave as much of an edge as possible.

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Fight Songs

  1. The Hullabaloo

    A One, A Two, A Helluva Hullabaloo
    A Hullabaloo Ray Ray
    A Hullabaloo Ray Ray
    Vars Vars Tee Ay
    Tee Ay, Tee Ay Vars Vars Tee Ay

  2. The Olive and the Blue

    Here’s a song for the Olive and the Blue Here’s a cheer for the team that’s tried and true,
    Here’s a pledge of loyalty to thee,
    Oh, Tulane Varsity, Here’s to the Greenbacks that never will say die
    And here’s to the hearts that are true, To the men of Tulane, who are fighting for her name
    For the Olive and the Blue.
    Roll, Green Wave, roll them down the field! Hold, Green Wave, that line must never yield!
    When those Greenbacks go charging thru the line, They’re bound for Victory,
    Hail Green Wave, for you we give a cheer. Hail Green Wave, for you we have no fear, So ev’ry man on ev’ry play,
    And then we’ll win the game today,
    Hurrah for Old Tulane.

  3. Alma Mater

    We praise thee for thy past, O Alma Mater!
    Thy hand hath done its work full faithfully.
    The incense of thy spirit has ascended
    And filled America from sea to sea!

    Olive Green and Blue! We love thee!
    Pledge we now our fealty true
    Where the trees are ever greenest,
    Where the skies are purest blue.
    Hear us now, O Tulane, hear us,
    As we proudly sing to thee!
    Take from us our hearts’ devotion,
    Thine we are and thine shall be!

Green Wave Bars & Restaurants

  1. TJ Quill’s

    TJ Quills

    A cool bar with great food and amazing drinks!

    7600 Maple St, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  2. Snake and Jake’s Christmas Club Lounge

    Snake and Jakes Christmas Club Lounge

    Snake and Jake's is a small, late night, neighborhood bar that has been voted 'New Orleans Best Dive Bar' many times by our fabulous customers and is a favorite of folks around the world.

    7612 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  3. Redd’s Uptilly Tavern

    Redds Uptilly Tavern

    With over 50 beers available, Redd's offers an excellent authentic New Orleans neighborhood bar experience.

    7601 Maple St, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  4. Phillips Bar & Restaurant

    Phillips Bar and Restaurant

    Try out our craft cocktail menu, famous pizzas, or food themed nights.

    733 Cherokee St, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  5. The Boot

    The Boot

    We are primarily famous for our killer specials and proximity to Tulane and Loyola universities.

    1039 Broadway St, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  6. Cooter Brown’s

    Cooter Browns beer

    In the heart of the Black Pearl, Cooter Brown's has been a true New Orleans institution for generations. Come grab a beer, some raw oysters, and watch the game.

    509 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  7. Delachaise


    The Delachaise, a neighborhood Wine Bar & Bistro over 350 wines, 36 under $36, full top-shelf bar & handmade food to rival most any restaurant.

    3442 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  8. Cure


    Inspired by the historical period when cocktails grew out of medicine and home remedies, their idea at Cure is to let guests experience having healthy, yet enjoyable cocktails and bites.

    4905 Freret St, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  9. Monkey Hill

    Monkey Hill

    "Drink. Laugh. Live!" Winner of Where Y'at's "Best Upscale Bar" award - 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

    6100 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  10. St Joes

    St Joes

    Home of the St. Joe's Blueberry Mojito

    5535 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  11. Boucherie


    Chef Nathanial Zimet serves up seasonal Contemporary Southern Cuisine at Boucherie along side craft cocktails and a rotating selection of beer and wines.

    8115 Jeannette St, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA


    Bar website

    american - bbq - $$

  12. Cowbell


    Cowbell in New Orleans is where you can find food. Handmade. Simple. Delicious.

    8801 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  13. Cochon Butcher

    Cochon Butcher

    Butcher is a butcher shop, a sandwich counter and a wine bar located next door to Cochon.

    930 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  14. Plum Street Snoball

    Plum Street Snoball

    Amazingly delicious ice cream and yoghurt that will definitely make your day!

    1300 Burdette St, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA


    Bar website

    cafe - $

  15. Jacques-Imo’s Cafe

    Pasta Robertos

    Since 1996 Jacques Imo's has been one of the hottest tickets in New Orleans for anyone looking for 'real Nawlin' food.

    8324 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  16. The Camellia Grill

    The Camellia Grill fries

    This place serves great delicious food and has good service!

    626 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  17. Vincent’s Italian Cuisine

    Vincents Italian Cuisine

    Vincent's has been serving great food in New Orleans for the last 20 years.

    7839 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA


    Bar website

    italian - $$

  18. Satsuma Café

    Satsuma Cafe

    Freshly made juices, breakfast and lunch using quality, local and organic ingredients

    7901 Maple St, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA


    Bar website

    cafe - $$

  19. Clancy’s

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    Good food and great service, making your dining experience an outstanding one!

    6100 Annunciation St, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$$

  20. Dat Dog

    Dat Dog

    Dat Dog is a place where amazing and affordable food, fun-loving staff, and bright colors provide you with a sanctuary of joy from the moment you cross its threshold.

    5030 Freret St, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  21. Bruno’s Tavern

    Brunos Tavern

    Watch your favorite game on one of 10 High Def Plasma televisions, or play a game of darts, pool, or golf. Not in the mood to play? enjoy their 20 draft taps and more bottled beer to choose from.

    7538 Maple St, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$