Rhode Island Rams Overview

Fast facts

League: NCAA Division I FCS

Head Coach: Jim Fleming

Team Mascot: Rhody the Ram

Year Opened: 1928

Capacity: 6555

City / State: Kingston / Rhode Island

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

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Governor’s Cup

Rival Team: Brown Bears

The winner of the annual rivalry game between Brown and Rhode Island takes home the Governor’s Cup. The rivalry between these two Rhode Island-based schools dates back to 1909 and has been played just about every year since then. Brown leads the all-time series 72-27-2, but the Rams will look to draw nearer when the two teams square off next.

Rhode Island Rams Tailgate Guide


You’ll find a relaxed tailgating atmosphere outside Meade Stadium creating the perfect fall New England day. Rams fans love their team, but you won’t find fans here going super hard during the tailgate making a trip to a Rams game great for the entire family.

Instead, Rams fans prefer to kick back and have a few beers with friends and family before the game. You’ll hear people reminiscing about their college days and favorite rams football moments making it easy for you to join in and make new friends.

If you enjoy a relaxed tailgating atmosphere, then there are few better places to tailgate in the Colonial Athletic Association than Rhode Island. Get to Meade Stadium early and enjoy the beautiful fall weather and laid back atmosphere during your trip to Kingston, Rhode Island.

Where to tailgate

Rhode Island Rams Stadium Guide

In Game

A Rhode Island Rams game may not rival the intensity of a SEC championship game, but that doesn’t mean you won’t have a lot of fun watching the Rams. The atmosphere at a Rams game is rather relaxed as for the most part people come out to enjoy the nice fall weather rather than cheer on the rams.

That said, you’ll still find plenty of passion among the fans. Rams fans love their team, and while they may not show the same level of intensity as fans of larger schools that doesn’t mean they aren’t as diehard as any other fanbase out there. The fans here love to talk ball and if you want to make friends with the people around you all you have to do is ask them about the team.

Rhode Island Rams games also feature a lot of pageantry. The Rams Militia in the end zone is a must-see part of the game as they fire a cannon after every Rams score. You also won’t help but enjoy the performance of the URI Rams Marching Band throughout the game, and kids will love Rhody the Ram and of his shenanigans.

A Rams game is a lot of fun for anyone looking to enjoy some college football in The Ocean State, so get your tickets to a URI game today.

Things to check out

Family Fun Zone

If you’re bringing the family to the game, then stop by the Family Fun Zone in the south end zone. The Family Fun Zone features music, games, and other family activities making it the perfect place to spend some time during the game.

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Ram Zone

Make sure to pick up a souvenir from your trip to Meade Stadium at the Ram Zone in the Ryan Center. Here you’ll find all kinds of Rhode Island merchandise including hats, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and more.

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Rams Militia

The Rams Militia is made up of die-hard Rams fans who fire off a cannon following every Rhode Island score. Don’t miss the firing of the cannon as it’s one of the best parts of any Rams game.

URI Rams Marching Band

The URI Rams Marching Band puts on a fantastic show and provides an incredible atmosphere during the game. The band keeps spirits high with their tunes making them a key part of every game.

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Rhody the Ram

Rhody the Ram gets into all kinds of antics during the game and does a great job of riling up the crowd. Fans young and old love Rhody, so keep an eye out for him during the game.

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The cheerleaders will have you on your feet throughout the game. Join in their cheers and chants and help give the Rams an incredible home-field advantage.

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Fight Songs

  1. “URI Fight Song”

    We’re Rhode Island born and
    We’re Rhode Island bred and
    When we die we’ll be Rhode Island dead

    So go go Rhode Island, Island
    Go go Rhode Island, Island

    Go Rhode Island, U- R- I!


  2. “URI Alma Mater”

    All Hail to thee Rhode Island
    We pledge our faith anew
    While our heroes bring thee honor
    with our banner of white and blue.
    In truth we owe her much
    for she’s shown us the way
    to achieve and be of service to the world.
    So all hail our Alma Mater
    Rhode Island our guide whate’er we do.

Rhode Island Rams Bars & Restaurants

  1. ChopHouse Grille

    ChopHouse Grille

    Chophouse Grille is an American restaurant serving quality steaks, local seafood and light fare in a casual environment.

    191 Old Tower Hill Rd, South Kingstown, RI 02879, USA

    Bar website

    american - steakhouse - $$

  2. Bonvue Inn

    Bonvue Inn

    Featuring a wide variety of classically prepared, fresh local seafood, pasta, chicken, and steaks served to your liking in a casual comfortable atmosphere.

    1230 Ocean Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  3. Ocean Mist

    Ocean Mist burger fries

    C’mon down to the Ocean Mist for some great food, awesome drinks, and lots of fun!

    895 Matunuck Beach Rd, Wakefield, RI 02879, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  4. Buster Krab’s Beach Bar & Grill

    Buster Krabs Beach Bar Grill

    Located in the heart of Galilee, BUSTER KRAB'S is the ultimate beach bar and grill. Enjoy live entertainment, vibrant colors, delicious food, fun drinks and outdoor seating!

    265 Great Island Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  5. Matunuck Oyster Bar

    Matunuck Oyster Bar

    Matunuck Oyster Bar is committed to uniting fresh, locally grown produce with farm-raised and wild-caught seafood to make the freshest dishes you’ll find anywhere.

    629 Succotash Rd, South Kingstown, RI 02879, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  6. PJ’s Pub

    PJs Pub

    Tavern in a turn-of-the-century cottage turns out pub classics plus Italian & Greek specialties.

    135 Boon St, Narragansett, RI 02882, USA

    Bar website

    asian - $$

  7. TwoTen Oyster Bar and Grill

    TwoTen Oyster Bar and Grill

    It's not just the oysters, we have an expansive menu of fresh Seafood, Grill, Salads and Sushi.

    210 Salt Pond Rd, South Kingstown, RI 02879, USA

    Bar website

    american - asian - $$

  8. Mews Tavern

    Mews Tavern

    Staff is friendly, food is great, atmosphere is fun & you can still hold a conversation at your big table. Lots of beer & beverage choices too! Never a bad time at the Mews!

    456 Main St, South Kingstown, RI 02879, USA

    Bar website

    american - pizza - $$

  9. Bobby G’s

    Mesquite Mexican Grill Bar Cocktail Bradley's Bar Grill Cocktail Bobby Gs

    A great place to hang out that's got some awesome drinks!

    703 Kingstown Rd, South Kingstown, RI 02879, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  10. Sons of Liberty Beer & Spirits Co.

    Sons of Liberty Spirits Co

    A rebirth of American Whiskey by challenging century old traditions with American Single Malt Whiskies born from distinctly flavorful beers and the first ever seasonal line of whiskies.

    1425 Kingstown Rd, South Kingstown, RI 02879, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  11. T’s Restaurant

    Ts Restaurant

    Casual daytime eatery with familiar American breakfasts, plus sandwiches, salads & other cafe fare.

    91 Point Judith Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  12. Homestead Restaurant

    Jack Browns Beer Burger Joint The Bear Brew Pub Homestead Restaurant

    Amazingly delicious food menu and good service.

    750 S County Trail, Exeter, RI 02822, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  13. Tony’s Pizzeria & Ristorante

    Tonys Pizzeria Ristorante

    Great food menu, amazing service!

    1916 Kingstown Rd, South Kingstown, RI 02879, USA

    Bar website

    american - pizza - $$

  14. Celestial Cafe

    burger McGrearys Restaurant Celestial Cafe

    Family owned since 2002, we are proudly serving only the freshest locally sourced food from area farms and fisheries.

    567 S County Trail, Exeter, RI 02822, USA

    Bar website

    american - cafe - $$

  15. Caliente Mexican Grill

    Caliente Mexican Grill

    Serving freshly made Cali-Mex since 2005.

    99 Fortin Rd, Kingston, RI 02881, USA

    Bar website

    mexican - $

  16. Phil’s Restaurant

    Phils Restaurant

    "Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner, each will wow you."

    323 Main St, South Kingstown, RI 02879, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  17. The Rhode House

    Cappes Steakhouse

    We serve Panini's, Wraps, Salads, Calzone's, Stromboli's, & Mash Bowls.

    99 Fortin Rd, Kingston, RI 02881, USA

    Bar website

    american - bbq - $

  18. International Pocket Cafe

    International Pocket Cafe

    The place to be when you're craving for some awesome authentic Lebanese and Middle Eastern cuisine.

    99 Fortin Rd, Kingston, RI 02881, USA

    Bar website

    asian - cafe - $

  19. Kingston Pizza

    Lupo Pizza Grotto Ogden Pizzeria

    The restaurant features pizza, grinders, calzones, salads, Italian dinners, and more.

    63 Briar Ln, Kingston, RI 02881, USA

    Bar website

    pizza - $$