1. Throwing Toast
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.
2. Philadelphia Eagles History
Check out the area dedicated to the Philadelphia Eagles history on the east concourse. The display is a must-see for any football fan, particularly Eagles fans.
3. Penn-Harvard Rivalry
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.
4. Penn Band
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.
5. Penn-Princeton Rivalry
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.
6. Red and Blue Crew
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.
7. The Quaker
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.
8. Penn-Yale Rivalry
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.