Fast facts

League: NCAA Football

Team: Zips

Head Coach: Terry Bowden

Team Mascot: Zippy

Year Opened: 2009

Capacity: 30000

City / State: Akron / Ohio

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Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Wagon Wheel Trophy

Rival Team: Kent State Golden Flashes

Akron and Kent State are only 10 miles apart creating a strong rivalry between these two schools from northeast Ohio. The rivalry began in 1923 when the Zips shutout Kent State 32-0, but the Wagon Wheel trophy wasn’t added to the rivalry until 1946. Things intensified in 1992 when Akron joined the Mid-American Conference, and the two teams have faced off every year since then. The proximity and long history between these two rivals mean you’ll be in for quite the treat when these two bitter rivals get together on the gridiron.

Instate Rivals

Rival Team: BGSU Falcons

Outside of their fierce matchups with Kent State Zips fans also tend to come out in strong numbers to support their team when they take on other instate rivals including the Ohio Bobcats, Bowling Green Falcons, and Toledo Rockets. There are plenty of opposing teams in town for these matchups, and bragging rights are always on the line, so don’t miss out on attending these heated instate rivalry games.

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Fast facts

League: NCAA Football

Team: Zips

Head Coach: Terry Bowden

Team Mascot: Zippy

Year Opened: 2009

Capacity: 30000

City / State: Akron / Ohio