In Game

The Vandals have played at the Kibbie Dome since 1971. However, it did not become a domed stadium until 1975. The Kibbie Dome is also the home to the Idaho Vandals basketball team and is one of the most unique stadiums in all of college sports.

The Kibbie Dome is the smallest venue in college football seating only 16,000, which creates a cozy feeling that you won’t find anywhere else. You won’t find a bad seat in the house with stands on both sidelines providing superb views of the field.

The fans come out in large numbers to support the Vandals when the team is doing well and play a large role in creating the strong home field advantage that you can find in Idaho. Even when the team isn’t doing well, there are still plenty of diehards filling up the stands. The dome can be quite loud when things get rocking creating an intimidating atmosphere for both opposing players and fans.

The cozy feel and loud acoustics of the Kibbie Dome will make you feel like you’re somewhere special when taking in a Vandals game.

Things to check out

Championship and Retired Number Banners

Hanging from the rafters of the Kibbie Dome you’ll find a slew of banners honoring all-time great Vandals in a variety of sports. These banners are a must see for Idaho fans, so keep your eyes peeled for them when attending a game in the Kibbie Dome.

Arched Roof

The Kibbie Dome’s arched roof made entirely of wood is one of a kind and something you won’t find at any other college football stadium. The award-winning roof is something to behold and a big part of what makes the Kibbie Dome such a one of a kind venue.

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Hanging Goal Posts

Another unique aspect of the Kibbie Dome is the fact the goal posts hang from the wall of the building. Most goal posts attach to the ground, so make sure to take note of this unique quirk of the Kibbie Dome when taking in a game.

Joe Vandal

The Idaho mascot Joe Vandal can be found on the sidelines of every Idaho home game. The mascot has been entertaining crowds since the late ‘50s, so keep your eyes peeled for him when attending a Vandals game.

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The Sound of Idaho Marching Band

The band performs all throughout game day with performances before and during the game. While the band can be seen at the tailgate, their premier performances are during the pre-game and halftime shows. The Sound of Idaho Marching Band puts on an outstanding halftime show that any big time college football fan would appreciate, so make sure to enjoy the show during your trip to Moscow.

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Spirit Squad

At Vandals games the cheer team, dance team, and mascot plays a significant role in energizing the crowd and getting everyone on their feet to cheer on the Vandals. Their efforts go a long way in creating a spirited environment at Idaho games, which go a long way in providing the excellent game day experience you’ll find in the Kibbie Dome.

Fight Songs

  1. Go Vandals, Go

    Fight song

    Came a tribe from the North, brave and bold, Bearing banners of Silver and Gold;
    Tried and true to subdue all their foes Go Vandals, go mighty Vandals!
    Go, Vandals, go,
    Fight on with hearts true and bold,
    Foes will fall before your Silver and your Gold,
    The victory cannot be withheld from thee,
    So all bear down for Idaho,
    Come on old Vandals, go!
    Idaho, Idaho, Go! Go! Go!
    The victory cannot be withheld from thee,
    So all bear down for Idaho,
    Come on old Vandals, go!  

  2. Here We Have Idaho

    Alma mater

    You’ve heard of the wonders our land does possess,
    It’s beautiful valleys and hills,
    The majestic forests where nature abounds,
    We love every nook and rill.
    And here we have Idaho
    Winning her way to fame.
    Silver and gold in the sunlight blaze,
    and romance lies in her name.
    Singing, we’re singing of you,
    Ah, proudly too,
    All our lives thru, we’ll go Singing, singing of you,
    Singing of Idaho.

    There’s truly one state in this great land of ours
    Where ideals can be realized.
    The pioneers made it so for you and me,
    A legacy we’ll always prize.

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