Ragin Cajuns Overview

Fast facts

League: NCAA Football

Head Coach: Michael Desormeaux

Team Mascot: Cayenne

Year Opened: 1971

Capacity: 41426

City / State: Lafayette / Louisiana

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Battle of the Bayou

Rival Team: ULM Warhawks

The Battle of the Bayou between UL- Lafayette and UL- Monroe began in 1951 and had taken place every year since 1953. UL- Monroe may have won the first meeting 13-6, but since then things have been tightly contested with UL- Lafayette holding a 26-24 all-time series lead. A traveling trophy in the shape of a wooden boot was added in 2002, which only furthered the bragging rights that came along with winning this game. The Battle of the Bayou is one of the fiercest rivalries in the Sun Belt, and a must see for any college football fan.

UL-Lafayette-Arkansas State

Rival Team: Arkansas State Red Wolves

The Ragin’ Cajun and Arkansas State Red Wolves have met over 50 times, and there is always a lot at stake when these two Sun Belt rivals square off. You’ll be in for a good game whenever the Red Wolves come to town, so make sure to get your tickets when ULL and Arkansas State meet.

Ragin Cajuns Tailgate Guide


Ragin’ Cajun tailgates provide an experience that is unique to Louisiana. Not only is it not uncommon to see hearses and caskets adorn with Ragin’ Cajun logos, but many fans you encounter here will also speak Cajun as well. The fan at a UL- Lafayette game create a Cajun style experience that can’t be found anywhere else, making a trip to Lafayette a must for any college football fan.

Louisiana is Cajun country, and that means if you come to Lafayette you better be ready to enjoy some delicious Cajun food. When make your way through the tailgate at Louisiana – Lafayette you’ll be met with the mouth-watering aromas of heavenly Cajun food from jambalaya to gumbo Ragin Cajun fans has you covered. If you love Cajun food then you’ve got to come out to a UL- Lafayette tailgate for a can’t miss Cajun cuisine experience.

The unique Cajun atmosphere found at UL-Lafayette tailgate makes a trip to see a Ragin’ Cajuns game a great time for anyone looking to experience a true Cajun tailgate.


Ragin Roar

Ragin’ Roar is the largest pep rally at the University of Louisiana- Lafayette, which takes place before first Ragin’ Cajuns home football game of the season. This time-honored tradition is a great way for students to show off their school spirit as well as a great way to start off the season.

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Stadium Arrival

Before every game, the Ragin’ Cajuns board a bright red bus that takes the team through the town to the stadium as they are cheered on by adoring fans. Once the team arrives at the stadium, they are led in by the band, and cheer squad as the fans continue to cheer them on. Make sure to show your support for the Cajuns by cheering them on when they pass you by on game day.

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Where to tailgate

Ragin Cajuns Stadium Guide

In Game

The Cajuns have hands down the best fan support in the Sun Belt and ever since winning the New Orleans Bowl in 2011, the UL-Lafayette fans have really kicked it up a notch. The low-lying nature of the stadium creates the perception that the fans are all around you as it simulates the feeling of playing in a valley. The intimidating atmosphere is sure to make a visit to Cajun Field an experience to remember for fans as well as opponents.

Cajun culture can be seen all throughout a Louisiana- Lafayette game as the fans come decked out in Cajun attire to cheer on their team. You’ll see a wide variety of Cajun attire at the game as everyone is sure to let you know where their allegiance lies. Fans here also show a lot of love and admiration for former players such as Jake Delhomme, whose jersey you’ll see plenty of at any Ragin’ Cajuns game. Put on your red and white to cheer on the Cajuns to victory.

Things to check out

Hills on Both Ends of the Stadium

The hills on both sides of the stadium allow for Cajun Field to exceed capacity and help provide an incredible atmosphere. Sit on one of the hills to get a unique in-game experience that you’ll only find at a few other stadiums.

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Large Scoreboard in the North End Zone

Before the 2014 season, the school installed a new 30 ft by 54 ft HD scoreboard. The massive scoreboard provides you with great views of the action no matter where you’re sitting, so enjoy the ability to see crystal clear replays when attending a Ragin’ Cajuns football game.

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You can see the Ragin’ Cajuns mascot Cayenne entertaining the crowd throughout the game. Cayenne the pepper is beloved by UL-Lafayette fans young and old, so keep an eye out for him at games as you never know what kind of trouble he’ll get into next.

Pride of Acadiana

The 250+ member Pride of Acadiana lends their support to the Ragin’ Cajun throughout the game. The band plays a variety of school songs during the game, and you won’t want to miss their incredible pregame and halftime shows. Arrive early and take in the Pride of Acadiana pregame show to get the full Ragin’ Cajuns game day experience.

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Fight Songs

  1. Ragin Cajuns Fight Song

    Fight on, Cajuns, fight on to victory
    For the Red and White,
    We will sing of triumph and glory,
    For our team tonight, You will hear the rage of the Cajuns,
    So let’s give a yell, (yeah!)
    Hustle up and bustle up and
    Fight on to victory – go UL!

  2. Alma Mater

    Alma mater, beloved
    old Southwestern,
    Pride of our Southland so fair!
    Oaks and pines and sweet
    magnolia’s beauty,
    Show forth thy charms so rare,
    Alma mater, for honor, truth
    and wisdom
    Thy halls for aye shall stand,
    Loyal sons and daughters sing
    Here’s my heart and hand.

  3. Cajuns Cheer

    Yeah Rouge
    Yeah Blanc
    Yeah Cajuns
    Hot Boudin!
    Cold Coush-Coush! Come on Cajuns, Push! Push! Push!!!

  4. Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Cheers

    1st down cheer – (band plays music) GEAUX!  U!  L!
    2nd down cheer – (band plays music) HEY ROUGE!  ALLONS!  AIYEEEE!
    3rd down cheer – (band plays music) GEAUX CAJUNS!  GEAUX CAJUNS!  GEAUX CAJUNS!  GEAUX CAJUNS!
    Give ’em Hell!  UL!  Give ’em Hell!
    G-E-A-U-X  Geaux Cajuns Geaux!
    Ragin’ Cajuns!  Geaux!  Geaux!

Ragin Cajuns Bars & Restaurants

  1. Legends


    Legends offers a warm atmosphere, along with a respectful and genuine staff, while providing you with cold drinks and exceptional food.

    413 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  2. Social Southern Table & Bar

    Social Southern Table and Bar

    Be real. Eat good. It's all about being true to who you are: sharing with friends and family and enjoying each other's company over a good meal.

    3901 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  3. Marley’s Sports Bar

    Marleys Sports Bar

    A nice place to relax and enjoy good music with great selection of food and drinks!

    407 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  4. Ruth’s Chris Steak House

    Ruths Chris Steak House

    Ruth’s Chris Steak House specializes in serving aged USDA Prime steaks, broiled in a trademark 1800-degree oven and served on a plate heated to 500 degrees to ensure the steak stays “sizzling” hot.

    620 W Pinhook Rd, Lafayette, LA 70503, USA


    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$$

  5. Café Vermilionville

    Cafe Vermilionville

    A taste of tradition, and a tradition of taste.

    1304 W Pinhook Rd, Lafayette, LA 70503, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$$

  6. Pamplona Tapas Bar

    Pamplona Tapas Bar

    With bistro-style ambiance reminiscent of Hemingway's favorite haunts, Pamplona features succulent tapas, farm-fresh seasonal products, freshly prepped meats and seafood.

    631 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$

  7. Hungry Howie’s Pizza

    Hungry Howies Pizza

    As the original home of Flavored Crust Pizza, we strive to provide you with the highest quality food using only the freshest ingredients.

    2419 W Congress St, Lafayette, LA 70506, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  8. Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

    Freddys Frozen Custard Steakburgers

    Enjoying great food without a long wait doesn’t mean your meal has to be cooked before you order it.

    521 Bertrand Dr, Lafayette, LA 70506, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  9. Agave Mexican Cantina & Grill

    Agave Mexican Cantina and Grill

    Agave Cantina & Grill promises to be a destination as well as a restaurant for the busy families in the area.

    200 E Vermilion St, Lafayette, LA 70501, USA


    Bar website

    mexican - $$

  10. Deano’s


    We are a locally owned and operated Italian restaurant with a Cajun twist that you don't want to miss! Pizzas, pastas, salads, sandwiches, and more!

    305 Bertrand Dr, Lafayette, LA 70506, USA


    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $$

  11. Pete’s On Johnston

    Petes On Johnston

    Pete’s is a locally-owned, family-friendly restaurant located in the heart of Lafayette offering great food at an affordable price for the entire family.

    3903 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  12. Twin’s Burgers & Sweets

    Twins Burgers and Sweets

    Really really good burgers that are made from scratch!

    2801 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  13. Ground Pat’i

    Ground Pati

    Treat your stomach and your taste buds right and grab a table at the Ground Pat'i.

    2303 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  14. CC’s Coffee House

    Ground Pati

    We make our signature beverages and baked fresh pastries with fresh ingredients and a whole lot of love.

    130 N College Rd, Lafayette, LA 70506, USA


    Bar website

    cafe - $

  15. Joey’s Lafayette

    Joeys Lafayette

    With Lafayette's largest selection of prepared foods and specialty meats, Joey’s has become the destination for people who are passionate about food.

    503 Bertrand Dr, Lafayette, LA 70506, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  16. Fat Pat’s Bar & Grill

    Fat Pats Bar Grill

    "Great food and good atmosphere for watching football"

    626 Verot School Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  17. BJ’s Pizza & Deli

    BJs Pizza and Deli sandwich

    For delicious pizza - and tasty pizza deals! - nobody beats BJs.

    2484 W Congress St, Lafayette, LA 70506, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $$