Chattanooga Mocs Overview

Fast facts

League: NCAA Division I FCS

Head Coach: Rusty Wright

Team Mascot: Scrappy

Year Opened: 1997

Capacity: 20668

City / State: Chattanooga / Tennessee

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

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Chattanooga Mocs vs East Tennessee State Buccaneers

Rival Team: East Tennessee State Buccaneers

East Tennessee State’s re-establishment of their football program has brought the rivalry between Chattanooga and ETSU back to life. You won’t want to miss it when the Mocs take on in-state rivals ETSU, so make sure to be in attendance when the Bucs come to town.

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Chattanooga Mocs vs Jacksonville State Gamecocks

Rival Team: Jacksonville State Gamecocks

The Jacksonville State-Chattanooga rivalry may be relatively new, but that doesn’t mean you won’t have an incredible time taking in a game between the Gamecocks and Mocs. The rivalry between these two non-conference foes has really taken off in the last couple years as the teams have met in six of the last seven seasons, so make sure to be in attendance when the Mocs take on the Gamecocks.

Chattanooga Mocs Tailgate Guide


The University of Tennessee Chattanooga goes all out to put on a fantastic tailgating experience. At Chattanooga, you’ll find lots to keep you entertained before the game including the First Tennessee Pavilion and the Mocs Block block party. Check out both during your visit to Chattanooga to get the full Mocs tailgating experience.

The First Tennessee Pavilion is a must-see for any tailgater as it’s home to the Moc Walk, Scrappy’s Kid Zone, and the Fan Zone. The Moc Walk is your chance to see your favorite players up close making it a can’t miss part of any Mocs game days. Those of you bringing kids will also want to stop by the First Tennessee Pavilion for Scrappy’s Kid Zone and the Fan Zone. The two areas offer activities, games, and inflatables making them a fun part of any Chattanooga tailgating experience.

The Mocs Block block party is also a fun part of tailgating before a UTC football game. The block party is home to the student tailgate area, and features live music. While most of the Mocs Block is for students, the pre game concerts are open to anyone in attendance so stop by and check them out.

A UTC game provides plenty of pregame entertainment and tailgating action making a trip to Chattanooga a must for any FCS football or tailgating fan.


Moc Walk

The Moc Walk takes place two and a half hours before the game and is your chance to see the football team, coaches, cheerleaders, and Sugar Mocs before the game. Don’t miss your opportunity to give your favorite players some last minute inspiration before the game.

Scrappy’s Kid Zone

If you’re taking kids to the game, then make sure to stop by Scrappy’s Kid Zone. Scrappy’s Kid Zone features slides, inflatables, and a wide variety of other kids activities.

Fan Zone

The Fan Zone inside the First Tennessee Pavilion is a great place to hang out before the game. Here you’ll be able to play tailgate games like cornhole and ladder ball, as well as win all kinds of cool prizes.

Bronze Busts

Outside the main gate are busts dedicated to W. Max Finley and Gordon Lee Davenport. The busts celebrate two men who were instrumental in the construction of Finley Stadium and are both must-sees for Mocs fans.

Where to tailgate

Chattanooga Mocs Stadium Guide

In Game

Recent efforts to get students more involved in Mocs football have gone a long way to make Finley Stadium one of the tougher places to play in the FCS. The creation of a student section has not only boosted attendance, but it’s also made the atmosphere inside Finley Stadium much more lively on game days. The fantastic atmosphere is a big part of what makes attending a Mocs game such a great experience, so come prepared to get loud when attending at Finley Stadium.

In addition to being home to an excellent atmosphere, UTC also boasts a fun band, mascot, and spirit groups. The Marching Mocs are a big part of any UTC football game, and their performance is a must-see part of the game. You’ll also love seeing UTC’s mascot, cheer team, and dance team. All three groups will keep you entertained throughout the game, and you won’t want to leave your seat when any of the three take the field.

Lastly, take a walk around the concourse before the game to see the Wall of Champions. The Wall of Champions features plaques celebrating all the championships won by the Mocs over the years and is a can’t miss for any Mocs fan.

You’ll have a great time attending a Mocs game as the fan support, band, and spirit squads at UTC are all top notch.

Things to check out

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Wall of Champions

Stop by the Wall of Champions and remember all of your favorite moments in Mocs athletics history. The Wall of Champions celebrates all of the championships won by the Mocs 13 varsity teams over the years, making it a must-see for UTC fans.

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Marching Mocs

UTC’s 125+ member marching band puts on a fantastic show at Mocs football games. The band performs a variety of school songs, pop, rock, and other songs creating a fun in-game atmosphere.

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Scrappy Moc

Fans young and old enjoy Scrappy Moc’s antics throughout the game. The loveable mascot gets into all kinds of trouble, so keep an eye out for him during your trip to Finley Stadium.

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UTC Cheerleading

Join the UTC cheerleaders as they cheer the Mocs onto victory. The cheerleaders do an incredible job of getting everyone up and cheering, so join in their cheers and chants to show your support for the Mocs.

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Sugar Mocs

The Sugar Mocs will dazzle you with their dance routines throughout the game. Don’t leave your seat when the Sugar Mocs take the field as you wouldn’t want to miss their incredible performance.

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Fight Songs

  1. Fight, Chattanooga

    Fight, Chattanooga,
    ‘Til the victory is won.
    Mighty Mocs you know
    We’re counting on you;
    Go UTC Gold and Blue.

    Fight! Fight! Fight!
    Roll on, Chattanooga,
    Ride the rails to victory;
    Ever more we pledge to always be true to UTC.

  2. UTC Alma Mater

    Lookout Mountainr o’er us guarding,
    Ceaseless watch doth keep.
    In the valley stands our college,
    where the shadows creep.

    Chattanooga, Chattanooga!
    Loud the anthem swell.
    Sing, O Sing of alma mater.
    All her praised tell.

    As in days of blood and battle
    On that mountain’s height,
    Soldiers fought, so she shall ever
    Stand for truth and right.


    Loyally, we’ll bear her standard,
    Blazon’d gold and blue,
    Forward, upward, ever onward,
    Forth to dare and do.


  3. Chattanooga Choo Choo

    Hi there Tex, what you say
    Step aside partner, it’s my day
    Bend an ear and listen to my version
    Of a really solid Tennessee excursion

    Pardon me, boy
    Is that the Chattanooga choo choo? (yes yes)
    Track twenty-nine
    Boy, you can gimme a shine
    Can you afford To board a Chattanooga choo choo
    I’ve got my fare And just a trifle to spare

    You leave the Pennsylvania Station ’bout a quarter to four
    Read a magazine and then you’re in Baltimore
    Dinner in the diner
    Nothing could be finer
    Then to have your ham an’ eggs in Carolina

    When you hear the whistle blowin’ eight to the bar
    Then you know that Tennessee is not very far
    Shovel all the coal in
    Gotta keep it rollin’
    Woo, woo, Chattanooga there you are

    There’s gonna be
    A certain party at the station
    Satin and lace
    I used to call “funny face”
    She’s gonna cry
    Until I tell her that I’ll never roam
    So Chattanooga choo choo
    Won’t you choo-choo me home?
    Chattanooga Chattanooga
    Get aboard
    Chattanooga Chattanooga
    All Aboard
    Chattanooga Chattanooga
    Chattanooga choo choo
    Won’t you choo-choo me home?
    Chattanooga choo choo

Chattanooga Mocs Bars & Restaurants

  1. Pickle Barrel

    Phase Dining Entertainment beer

    We're a strange little place that has been a favorite for locals and tourists for 35 years. The deck is a great place to enjoy the best Reuben in town.

    1012 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  2. Hair of the Dog Pub

    Hair of the Dog Pub

    A great selection of booze!

    334 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402, USA

    Bar website

    european - $$

  3. Sing It or Wing It

    Backyard Grill Beer Turfway Bar & Grill Beer The WingHouse of Daytona Speedway Beer The Golden Fleece Tavern Beer Darcys Restaurant & Bar Beer Hammers Sports Bar & Grill Beer MVPs sports Bar and Grille Beer Mtn Jax Beer Keg South of Homestead Beer Purple Turtle Beer The End Zone Pub Beer Gallaghers Bar and Lounge Beer

    Since 2010, we have been singing karaoke, smoking & grilling wings, gripping & grinning with new friends and having a blast!

    410 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402, USA

    Bar website

    american - cafe - $

  4. Taco Mac

    Taco Mac

    Taco Mac offers the most “Craft on Draft" with over 100 taps of craft and local brews, casual American fare, and 50+ HDTVs to watch your favorite game.

    423 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402, USA

    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  5. Chattanooga Billiards Club

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

    Best place to play billiards & throw darts! Food & Drink specials daily!

    725 Cherry St, Chattanooga, TN 37402, USA

    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  6. The Bitter Alibi

    The Bitter Alibi

    Around here, we believe someone should have a good reason for opening their mouth. Good Reason #1: To drink. Good Reason#2: To Brunch.

    825 Houston St, Chattanooga, TN 37403, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  7. Southside Social

    Criterion beer Mazzys Brewballs Cogans Deli Sports Pub Kamikazes Libbys Bar Grill Knot Pub Cara Irish Mess Hall

    Southside social is a family-friendly boutique bowling alley with 10 lanes of bowling and 3 bars. we offer lounge seating with flat-screen televisions. in addition to our bowling, southside social offers indoor gaming area with pool tables, skee ball, ping pong, shuffleboard, giant jenga and more.

    1818 Chestnut St, Chattanooga, TN 37408, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  8. The Flying Squirrel Bar

    The Flying Squirrel Bar

    From small plates, to main courses, to late night bar fare, we've got you covered. Oh, and Sunday brunch? We're here waiting for you with a Sriracha Bloody Mary in hand and some homemade biscuits on the way!

    55 Johnson St, Chattanooga, TN 37408, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  9. Urban Stack

    Urban Stack

    Killer burgers. Manly drinks.

    12 W 13th St, Chattanooga, TN 37402, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  10. St. John’s Restaurant

    St Johns Restaurant

    Guests from around the world come to take pleasure in the quality, ambiance and attention to detail St. John's graciously offers. Reflecting seasonal and local flavor, our menu evokes a sense of comfort and purpose.

    1278 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$$

  11. Public House Restaurant

    Public House Restaurant

    On our main menu, you will find all the fish delivered from Foley's in Boston, high-quality steaks and a rotating selection of vegetable sides that are true to the region and season. You'll also find a really good hamburger and fish sandwich, along with fun snacks and small plates that pair well with cocktails, beer and wine.

    1110 Market St #101, Chattanooga, TN 37402, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  12. Champy’s


    Gather around with your friends, family or work associates and pig out on Champy's World-Famous Chicken with some good ole' homemade southern sides including baked beans, slaw and hush puppies.

    526 E M L King Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37403, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  13. Uncle Larry’s Restaurant

    Uncle Larrys Restaurant

    Fish so good it will smack you!!!!!

    736 E M L King Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37403, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  14. Community Pie

    Community Pie

    Neapolitan Pizza & New York Style Pizza, Handcrafted Gelato, and Craft Beers.

    850 Market St #100, Chattanooga, TN 37402, USA

    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  15. Innside Restaurant

    The Depot

    Simply good.

    800 Chestnut St, Chattanooga, TN 37402, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  16. Southern Star

    Southern Star

    Enjoy great food and service in a fun atmosphere.

    1300 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  17. Sticky Fingers Ribhouse

    Sticky Fingers Ribhouse

    Serving real Memphis-style BBQ since 1992.

    420 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402, USA

    Bar website

    american - bbq - $$

  18. Hennen’s


    Hennen's has been a long time favorite to the community, bringing locally sourced, quality ingredients to the table and serving them with the experti

    193 Chestnut St, Chattanooga, TN 37402, USA

    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$$

  19. Blue Orleans Seafood Restaurant

    Blue Orleans Seafood Restaurant

    True New Orleans Flavor with the freshest ingredients.

    1463 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  20. HiFi Clyde’s

    Clydes On Main

    Good Food. Good Drinks. Good Times.

    122 W Main St, Chattanooga, TN 37408, USA

    Bar website

    american - bbq - sportsbar - $$