In Game

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.

Things to check out

The Marching Great Danes

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.

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Damien

Keep an eye out for Albany’s mascot Damien at the game. The great dane gets into all kinds of shenanigans and is a fun part of each game making him a can’t-miss for fans.

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Cheerleaders

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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Fight Songs

  1. Purple and Gold

    Purple and Gold,
    your colors shining through
    Hear as the carillons
    are ringing true
    The State of New York
    sends up its cheers to you
    Let’s go Albany!

    Hail, young and old
    We shall prevail,
    purple and gold
    One true triumphant call
    Albany Danes are standing tall

    Purple and Gold,
    our flags are waving high
    Singing our victory song
    into the sky
    All of the world will fear
    our mighty cry
    Let’s go Albany!

    Hail, young and old
    We shall prevail,
    purple and gold
    One true triumphant call
    Albany Danes are standing tall

    Purple and gold,
    your colors shining through
    Hear as the carillons
    are ringing true
    The State of New York
    sends up its cheer to you
    Let’s go Albany!

  2. UAlbany Alma Mater

    College of the Empire State,
    Mother of an army great,
    Thou the molder of our fate,
    Thee we sing today.

    Thine the hand with clasp so strong,
    Holding tho’ the years be long,
    Thou the burden of our song,
    Thee we sing today.

    Ways of pleasantness are thine,
    Leading where in wisdom’s shrine,
    Joy and cheer, and hope divine,
    Ever dwell for aye.

    Thine the voice whose call we hear,
    Thine the hand which holds us near,
    Thine the heart, so true, so dear,
    Cherished, loved alway.

    Wisdom’s duty heeds thy call,
    Ever in Minerva’s thrall,
    Pass the torch from one to all,
    Guide each destiny.

    `Neath the Purple and the Gold,
    Let thy history unfold,
    Sons and daughters, young and old,
    Hail to Albany.

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