The rivalry between New Mexico and New Mexico State began in 1894 and predated New Mexico becoming a US state. The Lobos have gotten the better of the Aggies over the years holding a 70-31-5 all-time series lead and have won the last four meetings between these instate rivals.
The rivalry between the Arizona Wildcats and New Mexico Lobos dates all the way back to 1908. From 1938 to 1990 the two schools played for the Kit Carson Rifle. However, the trophy was retired due to concerns about the history of violence against Native Americans. Arizona holds a 43-20-3 lead in the rivalry, which has been dormant since 2008.
Lobos Tailgate Guide
Tailgating is a big part of the gameday experience at New Mexico and as a result, fans will get to the stadium six hours before kickoff. Once you arrive at the stadium, you’ll see a sea of people dressed in red and black ready to get wild before watching the Lobos take the field.
There is also plenty of school spirit at a Lobos tailgate as The Prowl takes places two and a half hours before kickoff. The Prowl gets everyone in the gameday spirit by providing fans the chance to see the team before they enter the stadium as they walk through the Howl Zone.
You’ll have a blast tailgating at New Mexico as you prepare for the Lobos to take down the opposition.
If you’re looking to set up a massive tailgate party then the University of New Mexico has got you covered. This service allows you to rent anything you could possible need to set up an excellent tailgate party for your large group.
Located on the north side of the stadium The Howl Zone is a free tailgate experience that offers fun for the whole family. Here you’ll find jumpers, balloon animals, food vendors, the Lobo Tailgate Show, and much more.
On the Thursday before the Rio Grande Rivalry, there is a huge bonfire where an effigy of the New Mexico State mascot is burned. Join in on this fun tradition if you want to witness Lobo pride at its fullest.
Lobo Tailgate and TentsIf you’re looking to set up a massive tailgate party then the University of New Mexico has got you covered. This service allows you to rent anything you could possible need to set up an excellent tailgate party for your large group.
Howl ZoneLocated on the north side of the stadium The Howl Zone is a free tailgate experience that offers fun for the whole family. Here you’ll find jumpers, balloon animals, food vendors, the Lobo Tailgate Show, and much more.
Student TailgateThe student tailgate provides a great place to tailgate with fellow students before the game.
Lobos Stadium Guide
Located at 5,100 feet above sea level, University Stadium is one of the highest venues in the nation. There is even a warning as opposing teams enter the football field that warns them of acute altitude sickness, which is a nice way to intimidate the opposition as they take the field. It’s not every day you can say that you attended a football game at almost a mile above sea level.
You’ll also find that University Stadium provides a beautiful scenic view of the Sandia Mountains to those sitting on the east side of the stadium. The gorgeous view is worth the price of admission alone and makes you feel like you’re taking in a one of a kind spectacle.
The fans at New Mexico also provide an excellent atmosphere, as the Red Menace are some of the most die-hard fans in all of the college football. While basketball may be the sports New Mexico is best known for the Lobos faithful still show plenty of pride when it comes to cheering on their Lobos football team.
The beauty of the Sandia Mountains and the Red Menace create an outstanding game day experience that any college football fan would love.
The tower is home to the University of New Mexico athletic facility and is part of University Stadium. Stop by before the game to see where the Lobos prepare for game day and to get into the New Mexico spirit.
The End Zone Club provides a perfect place to take in a New Mexico football game. The club features a buffet and full bar as well as padded seats so that you can take in the game in luxury and comfort. It even offers an outdoor balcony giving you a unique indoor and outdoor game day experience.
Known as the Red Menace, the student section is located in the north end zone and creates a hostile environment each game. These are the most die hard fans in the stadium, so if you’re looking to cheer hard for Lobos then join the Red Menace.
Lobo players mimic the Lambeau Leap by a leaping into the Red Menace after they score. This great tradition gets the crowd pumped and is an excellent way for the players to show their appreciation for the fans.
Hail to thee, New Mexico, Thy loyal sons are we. Marching down the field we go, Fighting for thee. RAH! RAH! RAH! Now we pledge our faith to thee, Never shall we fail. Fighting ever, yielding never. HAIL! HAIL! HAIL! Repeat