North Texas is a school full of loyal fans that bring passion to every game, while the games may not be sellouts the stadium on average is about 60 percent full for day games, and 75-80% for night games especially against in conference opponents. The new stadium has helped in creating a new gathering spot for anyone looking for a night out thanks to the fantastic value you get for a ticket.
Come for the food and stay for the game. The food options in the stadium range from the traditional gameday burgers, hot dogs, peanuts, popcorn, and sodas to classic Texas BBQ at Rudy’s BBQ stand to the Maui Wowi stand, which offers tropical drinks, smoothies, and Polynesian food. You won’t leave a Mean Green game hungry, as there are plenty of delicious treats to enjoy while watching North Texas take down the opposition.
You’ll also encounter tons of traditions and things to see at a Mean Green game. The brand new Apogee Stadium features tons to see including murals, sculptures, and much more. The pageantry on display at Mean Green game is nothing to sneeze at either with the Scrappy, the marching band, and cheer team all putting on excellent shows.
There are few better small school college football experiences in the nation than a Mean Green game, so check one out the next time you’re in the DFW area.
Things to check out
This green 1929 Ford Model A can be seen at all Mean Green home games. It’s driven by the Talons Cannon Crew and is quite the sight to see, so keep your eyes peeled for it when attending a Mean Green game.
Boomer is the name of the victory cannon at North Texas and is fired after every Mean Green score as well as before the start of each half. This tradition dates back to 1970 and is a great way to fire up the crowd, so make sure to look out for Boomer.
“Spirki” The Geezle Eagle
Located in the south end zone, the bronze eagle statue plays a significant role in the Mean Green introduction. When the Mean Green take the field, each player touches the five-foot tall sculpture as he enters. Make sure to get to your seat early to take in this great tradition.Watch video
Throughout the concourse you’ll find a slew of murals depicting some of the greatest players, coaches, and moments in Mean Green history. Stop by and check these out to remember some of the all-time Mean Green greats including Steelers legend Mean Joe Greene.
Environmental Stadium Design
Apogee Stadium is the first to gain LEED Platinum status for its environmentally friendly design. The stadium is powered by three large wind turbines making it one of the only stadiums powered by the wind, so take note of these massive turbines when attending a Mean Green game.Watch video
The eagle claw shows off to everyone who you cheer for, so don’t be shy to flash the eagle claw and show off your Mean Green pride. To take part in this time-honored tradition, all you need to do is make a V with your index and middle finger, extend your thumb, and curl your fingers. Once you master it, you’ll be making friends with fellow Mean Green fans in no time.Watch video
Scrappy is the official mascot of the North Texas Mean Green and can be seen at all home football games. His origin dates back to 1971 although he was not official known as Scrappy until 1995. During games keep your eyes peeled for him on the sideline where you’ll spot him entertaining and energizing fans throughout the game.Watch video
The school’s nickname is the Mean Green, so don’t be surprised if a green out is in effect when attending a game. During green out, all the fans show up in green to give the team an extra edge. Green shows off your fan support for the Mean Green and does a great job of pumping up the team, so make sure to wear green to the next North Texas game you attend.Watch video
Let’s give a cheer for U of NT;
Cheer for the Green and White.
Victory’s in store whatever the score, Our team will ever fight! Fight! Fight! Fight!
Shoulder to shoulder we march along, Striving for victory. Playing the game for the honor and fame, And the glory of UNT. U … N … T … Eagles! UNT Eagles Fight, Fight, Fight!
Glory to the Green
Singing glory to the green,
singing glory to the white,
For we know our university
is striving for the right;
Down the corridors of years,
we’ll forget the joys and tears,
But North Texas, North Texas, we love!
Kick off Cheer
During kickoffs Mean Green fans stand and display the eagle claw while yelling “GOOOOOOOOOO” until the ball is kicked where they then yell in unison “Mean Green!"