Bulls Overview

Fast facts

League: NCAA Football

Head Coach: Maurice Linguist

Team Mascot: Victor E. Bull

Year Opened: 1993

Capacity: 25013

City / State: Amherst / New York

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

New York State-Based Rivals

Rival Team: Army Black Knights, Syracuse Orange

The Bulls have strong rivalries with other New York-based schools including Army and Syracuse. The relatively proximity of these schools means you’ll find plenty of both teams’ fans tailgating and mingling before the game creating some of the best gameday atmospheres at UB.

MAC Opponents

Rival Team: MAC Teams

There is always a lot at stake when Buffalo plays conference games against MAC opposition. The MAC title race is always a close one, so you won’t want to miss it when the Bulls compete in these ever important contests. Over the years the Bulls battles with Bowling Green, Kent State, and Miami have been particularly fierce, so pay extra attention to these clashes between some of the best that the MAC has to offer.

Bulls Tailgate Guide


The atmosphere at a University at Buffalo tailgate is much tamer than the drink fest that takes place on Sundays at Buffalo Bills games. Nevertheless, UB Stadium is a great place to enjoy a college football game in upstate New York, and you’ll have a ton of fun relaxing and throwing back a few with your buddies before watching the Bulls take the field.

As you stroll down Augspurger Road toward the stadium, you will see many locals setting up their tailgating areas complete with tents, barbecue, and other customary tailgating equipment. Get here early to secure a good spot for your group and to allow for the maximum amount of tailgate fun possible.

If you do not have your own tailgate to attend, Stampede Square offers a public tailgating area.

Here you’ll be treated to the wonderful sounds of the Tailgate Concert Series, which features a different band each week. The Tailgate Concert Series gives the tailgating at Buffalo plenty of good vibes before kickoff and will surely enhance your game day experience.

The sights and sounds of a University at Buffalo tailgate will satisfy even the most diehard tailgater, so arrive early to get the most out of your trip to Buffalo.


Tailgate Concert Series

At the University at Buffalo, you’ll be treated to the wonderful sounds of the Tailgate Concert Series, which features a different band each week. The Tailgate Concert Series gives the tailgating at Buffalo plenty of good vibes before kickoff and will surely enhance your game day experience.

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Stampede Square

Stampede Square opens three hours before kickoff and offers a superb pregame destination for those of you not looking to set up a tailgate of your own. Here you’ll be able to enjoy live music from the Tailgate Concert Series as well as take part in all sorts of pregame festivities. You’ll even be able to rent tents inside of Corporate Village providing the perfect place to tailgate if you’re entertaining a large group.

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Tim Horton’s KidZone

The KidZone at UB offers a variety of children’s activities that will keep your kids entertained for hours. Activities include face painting, inflatables, and kids will even be able to try on Bulls football gear. Bring the cameras and head on down to the KidZone for a fun experience for the whole family.

Where to tailgate

Bulls Stadium Guide

In Game

UB Stadium is the home of the of the Buffalo Bulls football team and has been so since 1993. As you approach the stadium, you’ll notice the marker commemorating the World University Games when the stadium opened. The marker is one of the defining characteristics of the stadium, so don’t be afraid to stop by and snag a pic on your way in.

Once inside you’ll find the stadium gives off a great small school football vibe. The stadium seats just under 30,000 creating an intimate atmosphere filled with diehard fans who cheer their Bulls on hard. There is a lot of loyalty among the fans with the student section being among the most vocal.

The student section is located on the east side of the stadium and is known as the Bullpen. All throughout the game they’ll remain active in their cheers and chants trying their hardest to give their team any edge they can. One of the most popular rallying cries among the students is the famous “Horns Up!” chant, so don’t hesitate to join in and cheer on the Bulls.

You’ll enjoy your trip to Buffalo where you’ll encounter a quaint small school atmosphere that has no shortage of passion, as there is nothing small about Bulls fans’ love for their team.

Things to check out

Mechanical Bull

At each home game during halftime willing participants take the mechanical bull in an attempt to see who can stay on the longest. Some succeed, but the majority fail in what turns into a very entertaining blooper reel. This is a huge hit among families with kids that enjoy watching the falls as well as the college students that frequently participate in this tradition.

World University Games Marker

In 1993 UB Stadium hosted the World University Games and the marker commemorating this historical event can still be seen today when approaching the stadium. Stop by and snag a pic of the marker, as it is a reminder of one of the biggest events in UB history.

Victor E. Bull

Victor E. Bull is the official mascot of the University of Buffalo and can be seen at every Bulls home game. He puts on quite the show during the game keeping the fans entertained throughout and has even been named to the Capital One All-America Mascot Team in the past. Keep your eye out for Victor E. Bull during the game since you’ll never know what he’ll do next.

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Thunder of the East Marching Band

The band at the University at Buffalo dates back to 1920, however, the band was disbanded in 1970 until 1999 when it made its incredible return. The Thunder of the East put on one of the most entertaining band shows you’ll see in the MAC, so stay in your seat when they’re performing as you wouldn’t want to miss this amazing spectacle.

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Cowbell Guy

It may be a simple beat, but Cowbell Guy revs up the crowd during key moments giving the Bulls a true home field advantage. Look for him to energize the crowd with his cowbell during critical moments when attending a UB football game.

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Fight Songs

  1. Victory March

    The official school fight song played after every Buffalo score and when the Bulls take the field.

    (CURRENT LYRICS) Fight, Fight for Buffalo,
    be proud to fight for your dear Blue and White
    So, thunder through, Go Blue!
    Give a Cheer, never fear!
    Don’t stop ’till we have won!
    Cheer, cheer for Buffalo, our spirit
    will be with you ’till the end
    So show your colors proud and true
    for the glory of our dear Buffalo!
    (PRE-2000 LYRICS)
    Fight, Fight for Buffalo,
    be proud to fight for your dear Blue and White
    So Hit ’em high! Hit ’em low!
    Throw ’em high! Throw ’em low!
    Fight for your dear old Bulls! Huh!
    Cheer, cheer for Buffalo,
    our spirit will be with you ’till the end.
    So play the game as best you can
    for the glory of our dear Buffalo!

  2. Horns Up!

    Traditional cry of the fans in support of their team

    Horns Up!

Bulls Bars & Restaurants

  1. Slick Willie’s

    Slick Willies

    Nice place to grab some beers and have a good time with friends.

    2316 Niagara Falls Blvd, Tonawanda, NY 14150, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  2. Del Denby Tavern

    Del Denby Tavern

    A beautiful little bar with cheap drinks, you'll love it there!

    1553 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  3. Bogie’s Bar

    Bogies Bar

    Bogie's Bar is the go-to spot for happy hour, outdoor patio, huge HDTV(3-80" & 6-60" screens), unique pub food, and the friendliest bartenders in town.

    4414 Bailey Ave, Buffalo, NY 14226, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  4. Blue Bull Tavern

    Blue Bull Tavern

    With our 6 HD TVs and homemade eats, Blue Bull Tavern is a modern American tavern with an old time feel!

    1300 Sweet Home Rd, Buffalo, NY 14228, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  5. Shenannigans Bar and Grill

    Shenannigans Bar and Grill beer

    Shenannigans Bar & Grill is a comforting Irish Pub that serves Buffalo’s favorite food and drink.

    1009 Niagara Falls Blvd, Buffalo, NY 14226, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  6. Anchor Bar

    Anchor Bar

    Home of the Original Buffalo Chicken Wings! For more than 40 years we have been making perfection. Enough said!

    4300 Maple Rd, Buffalo, NY 14226, USA


    Bar website

    american - pizza - $$

  7. Santora’s Pizza Pub & Grill

    Santoras Pizza Pub Grill

    You’ll find more than just great food at Santora’s Pizza. There’s always something going on at Santora’s, so come by for food and fun!

    1402 Millersport Hwy, Williamsville, NY 14221, USA


    Bar website

    american - pizza - $$

  8. Blue Fire Bar & Grill

    Blue Fire

    Great food. Great atmosphere.

    1340 Millersport Hwy, Amherst, NY 14226, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  9. Elmo’s


    Elmo's continues to be rewarded with award winning wings and hamburgers from Gourmet magazine, The Buffalo News, and more, but mostly important, delighting its customers.

    2349 Millersport Hwy, Getzville, NY 14068, USA


    Bar website

    american - bbq - $$

  10. Jolly Jug

    The Blue Danube sandwich

    A really cool place that's highly recommended by the regulars.

    797 Niagara Falls Blvd, Buffalo, NY 14226, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  11. Mighty Taco

    Mighty Taco

    Definitely a go-to Mexican food stop that you won't want to miss!

    5495 Sheridan Dr, Buffalo, NY 14221, USA


    Bar website

    mexican - $

  12. Amy’s Place

    Amys Place

    Our extensive menu features outstanding vegetarian and vegan options to nourish your healthy side without overlooking your need for fried goodness. We also offer several meat dishes for the discerning taste.

    3234 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14214, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  13. Pano’s Restaurant

    Panos Restaurant

    The atmosphere is warm and thriving. Guests find their senses aroused and their every expectation met by the friendly staff and extraordinary meals.

    1081 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$

  14. Scotch N Sirloin

    Scotch N Sirloin

    We pride ourselves as being very hands on from the time we arrive every morning to when we lock the doors at the end of the day. We cut your steaks and we are the ones cooking them.

    3999 Maple Rd, Amherst, NY 14226, USA


    Bar website

    american - steakhouse - $$

  15. Tully’s Good Times

    Tullys Good Times

    A really cool place, great vibes and super delicious food!

    1459 Niagara Falls Blvd, Buffalo, NY 14228, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  16. Cheeburger Cheeburger

    Cheeburger Cheeburger burger

    All-natural burgers, frings, and shakes 100% fresh and made to order.

    1593 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, NY 14226, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  17. Duff’s Famous Wings

    Duffs Famous Wings

    This is the place you come for the best wings of your life

    3651 Sheridan Dr, Buffalo, NY 14226, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $$