The Harvard-Penn rivalry dates back to 1881, and it’s always one of the best games of the season. The two teams are usually two of the best teams in the Ivy League with the Crimson and Quakers winning 29 of the last 34 Ivy League Championships. Watch the Quakers try to narrow the gap in the all-time series, which Harvard leads 48-37-2, when these two meet.
The Quakers and Tigers have a long running rivalry that dates back to 1876 when Princeton defeated Penn 6-0. The rivalry was suspended from 1894 until 1935 but since it resumed the Quakers have won 37 of the 77 meetings between the two Ivy League rivals. The Penn-Princeton game is always one of the best games of the season, so get your tickets to the annual rivalry game between the Quakers and Tigers.
The Penn-Yale rivalry began in 1879 with the Bulldogs winning the first 12 meetings. The rivalry was dormant from 1893 to 1925. However, since the renewal of the rivalry, it’s been one of the better rivalries in the Ivy League with the Quakers holding a slim 35-36-1 lead. The matchup with Penn is typically one of the best games of the season, so don’t miss it when the Quakers come to New Haven.
Cornell and Penn have played each other every since 1893, except for 1918, and have developed an intense rivalry as a result. The rivalry between these two Ivy League schools is the fifth most played in college football history, making it a can’t miss for fans of the Quakers.
The rivalry between Brown and Penn began in 1895, and since then the two teams have played 85 times. The Quakers lead the all-time series 59-24-2, so come out and cheer on the Quakers as they look to extend their lead.
Penn Quakers Tailgate Guide
Penn doesn’t have much in the way of traditional parking lot tailgating, but that doesn’t mean you won’t find a lot of great places to grab a bite to eat or drink before the game. The area around Penn offers a lot to see and do, so get to the Franklin Field early and enjoy the neighborhood surrounding the stadium before the game.
Lots at 34th and ChestnutIf you’re looking to park at Franklin Stadium, then these lots are your best bet. Penn also offers overflow parking as well, but you’ll want to make sure to get here early to secure a space.
Nearby Bars and RestaurantsThose of you wanting to grab a drink or bite to eat before the game will want to check out our lists of bars and restaurants near Franklin Field.
Penn Quakers Stadium Guide
Franklin Field is the oldest stadium in college football making a trip to a Penn game a must for any die-hard football fan. The place oozes history and the minute you step foot into the historic facility you know you’re somewhere special.
In addition to the stadium’s aura, there are also tributes to the history that has taken place in the building around the concourse. There is an especially nice section on the Philadelphia Eagles time at Franklin Field on the east concourse, so make sure to check it out.
You’ll also enjoy the fun atmosphere that a Penn football game provides as well. The Penn Band puts on a unique show, and you won’t want to miss out on throwing toast along with the Quakers fans.
A trip to Franklin Field is something every football fan should do at least once, so get your tickets to a Penn game today.
One of the time honored traditions of attending a Penn football game is throwing toast after the third quarter. The fans all throw toast during the line “Here’s a toast to dear old Penn,” so make sure to join in the tradition during your visit to Franklin Field.
Enjoy the musical stylings of the Penn Band when attending a Quakers football game. The band is a big part of what makes attending a Penn football game such a special experience, so enjoy the show during your trip to Franklin Field.
The rabid Penn student section known as the Red and Blue Crew is arguably the best in the Ivy League. These diehards go all out to support their team with cheers, costumes, and all kinds of other antics. Keep an eye out for the Red and Blue Crew as you never know what they’ll come up with next.
Keep an eye out for The Quaker mascot at the game. He gets into shenanigans throughout the game and is a fun part of any Penn football game.
Fight on Pennsylvania
Chorus Fight on,
put the ball
across the line.
there it goes,
across this time.
Red and Blue
we’re with you,
and we’re cheering
for your men.
Then fight, fight, fight,
fight for Penn.
We’re here to see
the Red and Blue
score and score
And when we give
a resounding hoorah!
Ever loyal to
The Red and Blue
Come all ye loyal classmen now,
in hall and campus through,
Lift up your hearts and voices for
the royal Red and Blue.
Fair Harvard has her crimson,
Old Yale her colors too
But for dear Pennsylvania
We wear the Red and Blue. Chorus Hurrah! Hurrah! Pennsylvani-I-ah!
Hurrah for the Red and Blue!
Hurrah! Hurrah! Hurrah! Hurrah!
Hurrah for the Red and Blue!
Hail! Pennsylvania, noble and strong;
To thee loyal hearts we raise our song.
Swelling to Heaven loud, our praises ring;
Hail! Pennsylvania, of thee we sing!
Majesty as a crown rests on thy brow;
Pride, Honor, Glory, Love before thee bow.
Ne’er can thy spirit die, thy walls decay;
Hail! Pennsylvania, for thee we pray!
Hail! Pennsylvania! guide of our youth;
Lead thee thy children on to light and truth;
Thee, when death summons us, others shall praise,
Hail! Pennsylvania, thro’ endless days.
Drink a Highball
Played after third quarter when toast is thrown
Drink a highball
be good fellows
while you may.
may bring sorrow,
let’s all be gay.
Tell the story
of glory of
Drink a highball
and be jolly;
here’s a toast
to dear old Penn.
The Field Cry of Penn
Hang Jeff Davis on a sour apple tree,
Down went McGinty to the bottom of the sea,
She’s my Annie and I’m her Joe,
So listen to my tale of –
WHOA! Any ice today, lady? No?