Richmond Spiders Overview

Fast facts

League: NCAA Division I FCS

Head Coach: Russ Huesman

Team Mascot: WebstUR

Year Opened: 2010

Capacity: 8217

City / State: Richmond / Virginia

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Capital Cup

Rival Team: William & Mary Tribe

The Capital Cup is awarded to the winner of the annual rivalry game between Richmond and William & Mary. The Spiders and Tribe’s’ rivalry dates back to 1898 and is the third most played rivalry in college football. The Tribe hold a slim 62-60-5 lead in the rivalry, and the Capital Cup is one of the best rivalries in the CAA, so don’t miss it when Richmond takes on William & Mary.

Richmond vs. VMI

Rival Team: VMI Keydets

The rivalry between Richmond and nearby VMI began in 1893. Early on the Keydets dominated winning 12 of the first 14 matches, but since then the Spiders have exacted their revenge and now lead the all-time series 45-40-5. Come out and watch the Spiders extend their lead when these two Virginia-based rivals square off.

Richmond Spiders Tailgate Guide


When attending a Richmond Spiders game, make sure to get to Robins Stadium early and enjoy the tailgate before the game. Richmond fans love to tailgate and are allowed to tailgate all around campus creating a fun and festive game day feeling. The only downside though is that alcohol is only allowed in Lots B3 and B5, meaning if you want to drink before the game you’ll have to get a parking pass for one of these two lots.

In addition to Lots B3 and B5, Lot B7 is also a great place to tailgate if you’re a student. Richmond students fill the lot on Saturdays throughout the fall, and you’ll have a lot of fun tailgating with fellow students before the game.

Finally, don’t miss the Spider Walk before the game. The Spider Walk is a fantastic way to get into the Richmond game day spirit and allows you to get up close to your favorite Spiders players as they make their way to the stadium.

You’ll have a great time tailgating before a Richmond Spiders football game, so arrive early and make the most out of your trip to Robins Stadium.


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Spider Walk

Give the Spiders some last minute inspiration as they make their way to the stadium. The Spider Walk is a great way to get into the Richmond game day spirit and is a must-see part of any Spiders football game for Richmond fans.

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Where to tailgate

Richmond Spiders Stadium Guide

In Game

Richmond is home to an excellent college football experience that everyone in attendance will enjoy. One of the best parts of attending a Spiders football game is that the Spiders fans are without a doubt into the game. All throughout the game, you’ll hear Spiders fans cheering on their team, and no part of the stadium is better at supporting the team than The Web. The students in The Web make a lot of noise no matter what the score is giving the Spiders a chance to come back in any game.

Another great part of attending a Richmond Spiders game is the pep band and the cheerleaders. Both the band and cheerleaders do a fantastic job of pumping up the crowd, and their performances help give each Spiders game a fun collegiate feel.

Finally, if you’re taking the kids to the game, you’ll find plenty to keep them entertained. The Family Fun Zone, in particular, is excellent for entertaining the young ones. Here you’ll find balloon animals, face painting, bouncy house, and more making it the perfect place to take restless kids during the game.

A Richmond Spiders game offers a fun experience for everyone in the family, so start planning your trip to Richmond today.

Things to check out

Family Fun Zone

Richmond Spiders games feature plenty of kids entertainment including face painting, bouncy houses, balloon animals, and much more. The Fun Zone will keep any kid entertained throughout the game, so stop by and enjoy it before and during the game.

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Spider Shop

Those of you who want to pick up a souvenir from your trip to Richmond will want to stop by the Spider Shop. The Spider Shop, located on the West Concourse, sells all kinds of Richmond merchandise including t-shirts, sweatshirts, caps, and much more.

2008 National Championship Banner

Check out the 2008 National Championship banner to remember the greatest team in Richmond Spiders football history. The banner is a must-see for Spiders fans and an excellent reminder of the incredible 2008 team.

The Web

If you want to be a part of the loudest and rowdiest group of fans at any Spiders game, then join The Web. The student section at Richmond is unbelievable and gives the Spiders an incredible home field advantage. Even if you’re not a student, enjoy the cheers and chants provided by The Web during your visit to the Robins Stadium.

Sticky Situation

The Richmond pep band, known as the Sticky Situation, will rock your world. The Sticky Situations performs a variety of contemporary songs as well as school songs and are one of the best parts of any Spiders football game, so enjoy their performance throughout the game.

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Nobody cheers on the Spiders quite like the Richmond cheerleaders, so join in their cheers when you see them take the court. The cheerleaders perform some incredible routines you won’t want to miss making them a must-see part of any Spiders game.

Fight Songs

  1. Spider Born

    I’m spider born and spider bred
    And when I die I’ll be spider dead,
    So, ‘ray, ‘ray for Richmond, Richmond,
    ‘Ray, ‘ray for Richmond, Richmond
    ‘Ray, ‘ray for Richmond,
    ‘Ray, ‘ray, ‘ray!

    The Spiders are all out today
    And with this game they’re gonna walk away,
    So, ‘ray, ‘ray for Richmond, Richmond,
    ‘Ray, ‘ray for Richmond, Richmond,
    ‘Ray, ‘ray for Richmond,
    ‘Ray, ‘ray, ‘ray!

  2. University of Richmond Alma Mater

    Alma Mater, gracious mother,
    Sver green thy pine clad bills,
    Ever green thy sweetest metn’ry
    For a thousand hearts it fills.
    We thy children ion) ol Richmond,
    Loyal to thy former days
    Sing we now thy future blessing
    Raise a mighty song of praise.

    To Richmond, then, our snug we sing,
    To Richmond, all our praises bring,
    May highest honor, truth and fame,
    Be never banished from her name,
    May highest honor, truth and fame,
    Be never banished from her name,
    Our Alma Mater, gracious mother,
    To thee we sing.

    Alma Mater, gracious mother,
    Thou our mother through long years
    Keep our hearts within thy bosom
    Share fore’er our joys and tears
    While gray hours fly on together
    Let not fail the light of truth
    Guard with jealous care the birthright
    Blazoned on the souls of youth.

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