The Stony Brook Seawolves are the Great Danes biggest rivals, so you’ll be in for a good matchup when watching the Great Danes take on the Seawolves. The two New York-based rivals first met in 1995 and since then have established a fierce rivalry. The rivalry has been especially heated since 2013 when both teams joined the Colonial Athletic Association as football only members.
Albany Great Danes Tailgate Guide
The University at Albany does a fantastic job of promoting tailgating creating a fun pregame atmosphere at every game. Tailgating in the SEFCU Arena and Dutch Quad Parking Lots opens at 7 am for every home game giving you plenty of time to set up and tailgate with your friends and family before the game.
As a result of the pro tailgating environment, you’ll see a see of purple and gold in the parking lots outside the stadium. Everywhere you look, you’ll see Great Danes fans tailgating and having a good time.
Best of all the fans here are extremely friendly and as long as you bring something to share you’ll fit in quickly. Just start up a conversation with your neighbor and share some food and drinks and you’ll make lots of friends in no time.
Albany is home to a very friendly tailgate scene, so come on out to Casey Stadium and tailgate to your heart’s content.
Check out the live music performance near SEFCU Arena before the game. The concert is a fun part of the pregame festivities, so don’t miss it during your trip to Albany.
Where to tailgate
SEFCU Arena and Dutch Quad Parking LotsTailgating at Albany is allowed in the SEFCU Arena and Dutch Quad Parking Lots. The lots open at 7 am on game days, so get here early and enjoy a full day of tailgating.
Albany Great Danes Stadium Guide
At Albany, you’ll find everything you could want in a small school football game including a great band, a fun mascot, and a peppy cheerleading team. The band is one of the best parts of the game, and their pregame and halftime shows are can’t-miss parts of any game. You’ll also love the performances of the Great Danes’ mascot Damien and the cheerleaders. Both do a fantastic job of rousing the crowd and help create a collegiate atmosphere at every game.
The band and spirit groups aren’t’ the only ones who make attending a Great Danes game a good experience. The fans inside Casey Stadium create a fantastic atmosphere when Albany is doing well, and even when they aren’t you’ll find plenty of friendly diehards in the crowd.
Finally, Casey Stadium is one of the newest stadiums in the FCS making it a great place to take in a game. No matter where you’re sitting, you’ll have an excellent view of all the action on the field as well as the video board.
Start planning your trip to Albany as it’s a great place to take in some FCS football action.
Get to your seat early and don’t leave it at halftime as you wouldn’t want to miss the Marching Great Danes. The Marching Great Danes put on a spectacular performance and are one of the best parts of any Albany football game.
Get loud and join in the cheerleaders’ cheers to show your support for the Great Danes. The cheerleaders do a fantastic job pumping up the crowd, so join in and give the Great Danes an incredible home field advantage.
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