1. Return to Campus
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.
2. 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.
3. Battle for the Rag
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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Ole Miss Rivalry
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.
8. 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.
Riptide is the Pelican mascot of Tulane Athletics, who represents the Green Wave at all the key 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.
10. Georgia Tech
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!