1. Battle for the Brice-Cowell Musket
Each year the Maine Black Bears and New Hampshire Wildcats play for the Brice-Cowell Musket. The rivalry began in 1903, and the rivalry has been going strong ever since. New Hampshire holds a 55-44-8 lead in the all-time series, so come and cheer on the Black Bears as they look to cut into the Wildcats’ lead.
2. Black Bear Marching Band
Enjoy the performance of the Black Bear Marching Band when taking in a game at Alfond Stadium. The band puts on a fantastic performance throughout the game and creates a fun atmosphere making them one of the best parts of any Black Bears game.
3. Bananas the Bear
Keep an eye out for Maine’s mascot Bananas the Bear. Bananas gets into all kinds of antics during the game and is loved by fans young and old, so don’t miss him when attending a Maine football game.
4. Pregame Band and Cheerleader Appearances
Enjoy the appearances by the band, cheerleaders, and mascot before the game. All three put on a fun pregame performance and help create a festive feeling surrounding the tailgate.
5. Harold Alfond Statue
Snap a picture with the Black Bears’ stadium’s namesake before the game. Alfond made lots of contributions to Maine athletics over the years, making his statue a must-see for longtime Black Bears fans.
6. Bear Necessities
Stop by the Bear Necessities shop in Alfond Arena before the game to pick up a souvenir. Here you’ll find Black Bears t-shirts, caps, sweatshirts, and much more, so no matter what kind of souvenir you’re looking for you won’t leave empty-handed.
Cheer along with the cheerleaders. The cheerleaders’ cheers and chants help propel the Black Bears to victory, so join in and give Maine as much of a homefield advantage as possible.