There is no love lost between Nevada and instate rivals UNLV, as these two teams have had a deep hatred for each other since they first met in 1969. Each time these teams have met since 1970 the winner of the game has walked away with the Fremont Cannon, which was introduced by Nevada alum and UNLV’s first football coach Bill Ireland. Over the years this rivalry has taken a bit of a backseat to others due to the two teams not being in the same conference. However since Nevada joined the Mountain West in 2012 the rivalry has picked up again.
Rebels Tailgate Guide
There is a great deal of camaraderie found at a UNLV tailgate as the tailgating tradition here spans back many generations. Rebels fans love to get together and party before heading into Allegiant Stadium to watch the Rebels take the field.
It may not be the lights and glitz of the Las Vegas Strip, but tailgating at UNLV is one of the best experiences you can have in Vegas as a college football fan. The fans here do it right, as you’ll find a sea of scarlet and gray around Allegiant Stadium on game days. Come prepared to tailgate with some of the best fans in college football as the fans here are as diehard as they come.
If you’re looking more to let loose and set up a tailgate party of your, then both the Star Nursery Tailgate Area and free lots offer excellent options. In both these places, you’ll find a variety of drinking games to part take in as well as friendly banter among fans.
No matter where you tailgate before a UNLV game, you’ll have a very good time when you’re in the company of fellow Rebels fans.
If you’re looking for a great tailgating experience then check out the Rebel Block Party. The Block Party provides a whole host of entertainment, food, and beverages. The food in particular is great here as you’ll have the option to purchase local cuisine from food trucks or become a VIP member and enjoy an all you can eat buffet.
The Star Nursery Tailgate Area to the north of Allegiant Stadium offers both reserved and general admission tailgate spots. If you’re planning to a large party, you’ll want to make sure to reserve a spot, as you get a 30 ft by 30 ft space when you reserve a spot versus one parking spot if you go the general admission route. No matter what size tailgate party, you’re throwing you’ll have an excellent time tailgating in the Star Nursery Tailgate Area.
The Star nursery Tailgate AreaNorth of Allegiant Stadium offers both reserved and general admission tailgate spots. If you’re planning to a large party, you’ll want to make sure to reserve a spot, as you get a 30 ft by 30 ft space when you reserve a spot versus one parking spot if you go the general admission route. No matter what size tailgate party, you’re throwing you’ll have an excellent time tailgating in the Star Nursery Tailgate Area.
Free LotsOne of the great things about attending a UNLV game is the fact they have free lots to the south of Allegiant Stadium. These unpaved lots provide a nice spot if you’re looking to do a little tailgating on the cheap.
Rebels Stadium Guide
Allegiant Stadium provides one of the best atmospheres among all mid-major schools in the FBS, as the fans here come out in strong numbers and the crowd is very loud. You’ll also find that the excellent in-game atmosphere is a direct translation of the strong tailgating tradition at UNLV.
On game days Allegiant Stadium is filled with diehard Rebels fans cheer loud and hard for their team. The fan base at UNLV is also very knowledgeable about the game and their team. Although, as compared to other schools, one unique thing about Rebels fans is that there tends to be much more discussion about the betting line and point spread in the stands.
It’s not just the fans that make a trip to Allegiant Stadium a memorable experience, but the excellent view also does a great job of making a trip well worth your time. From the stadium, you’ll have a great view of the nearby mountains, and you can even see the lights of the Las Vegas Strip if you’re seated in the right location.
You’ll have a great time taking in a Rebels game at Allegiant Stadium as the fans and beautiful view make the trip an unforgettable one.
Clark County High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame
The stadium gives a pretty nice tip of the hat high school coaches in the area as the Hall of Fame located at Allegiant Stadium pays a nice tribute to local greats. UNLV realizes that a good high school coach builds the foundation for many of the athletes that play in college and it is nice to see these coaches get recognized for it.
There are beautiful mountain views all around the stadium and from near the top of you can see part of the strip. Make sure to take in the gorgeous views from Allegiant Stadium when attending a UNLV game.
Hey Reb has been a fixture at UNLV games since 1983 and makes quite the impression with his long mustache and musket. Hey Reb is also known for being one of the best mascots in the NCAA having come in second in the 2004 Capital one Mascot of the Year competition.
The 100+ person marching band puts on a great performance at UNLV games. Their halftime shows, in particular, are outstanding as they get everyone riled up to cheer on the Rebels in the second half. Make sure to stay in your seat at halftime as you wouldn’t want to miss this one of a kind performance.
One of UNLV’s signature cheers is the Rebels Chop. During the chant Rebels fans chant Re-bels! while make a chopping motion with their arm. The chant really energizes the team and gives everyone up and chanting.
Win with the Rebels
Win with the Rebels A victory today Win with the Rebels The scarlet and grey From the mountains that surround you To far across the sea, We’ll win with the Rebels of UNLV! (CHANT) U…N…L…V… U-N-L-V, Go, Fight, Win! We’ll win with the Rebels of UNLV!
UNLV Alma Mater
Alma Mater, we praise you
For spirit, the eternal flame,
Strength which never falters,
A tribute to your name
Alma Mater, we thank you,
Exalted Scarlet and Gray.
Truth and wisdom from your standard
In our minds and hearts will stay
Alma Mater, we cherish you.
And in our days that are yet to be,
Our voices let us ever raise
In honor, U-N-L-V