The Toledo Rockets play their home games at the historic Glass Bowl, which has served as the Rockets home since 1937. The Glass Bowl is a great place to catch a college football game, as the stadium does a fantastic job of merging the old with the new to create a one of a kind gameday experience.
The majority of the noise in the Glass Bowl originates from the student section in the south end of the stadium. The student section is located right next to the band creating a booming sound that emanates over the entire stadium throughout the game.
It’s not just the student section that creates the strong atmosphere you’ll find at the Glass Bowl. The alumni come out in strong numbers to support the Rockets with Toledo typically finishing in the top 5 in Attendance for the Mid-America Conference. Regardless of how the season is going, you’ll find plenty of die-hard Rockets fans filling the stands when attending a Toledo game.
The history of the Glass Bowl and Toledo football combined with the strong fan support of both the alumni and students means you’ll have a great time attending a Toledo Rockets game.
Things to check out
The most unique feature of the Glass Bowl, or perhaps any stadium in college football, is the Nike-Ajax Rocket located in front of the stadium. The one ton rocket has been located outside the stadium since 1961 and is complete with fins and a rocket engine that could propel the missile to supersonic speeds. Another little known fact about the rocket is that it’s aimed at the 50 yard line of rival Bowling Green’s Doyt Perry Stadium. When attending a game at the Glass Bowl make sure to check out the rocket as it is a must see for anyone in attendance.Watch video
Rockets Hall of Fame
The Rockets Hall of Fame is located in Savage Hall, which is located only a block away from the Glass Bowl. Stop by the Rockets Hall of Fame to pay tribute to all the greatest Rockets of the past and to learn more about the history of Toledo athletics.
Player Banners and Retired Numbers
Inside the Glass Bowl you’ll find even more tributes to former greats. The concourse is lined with banners of former Rockets greats, like Chester Taylor, and there are retired numbers on display as well giving fans a great feel for the history and tradition of Toledo football.
Rocky the Rocket
Rocky the Rocket has been the official Toledo Rockets mascots since 1966 and can be seen at almost every Rockets athletics event. Rocky performs a variety of antics that entertain and energize the crowd throughout the game so be on the lookout for Rocky, as you’ll never know what he’ll do next.Watch video
The Blue Crew is comprised of the most diehard Rockets fans around. This group of dedicated Rockets followers attend both home and away football games dressed in blue and gold wigs, gold masks, and painters overalls. If you think you’re truly a die hard Rockets fan then join the Blue Crew on game day.Watch video
Rocket Marching Band
The Rocket Marching Band is comprised of around 160 members including the color guard, musicians, the Dancing Rockettes, and a featured twirler. During games the band adds a lot to the atmosphere through both their pregame and halftime performances, as well as their in game compositions that pump up the crowd at exactly the right time.Watch video
U of Toledo
The official Toledo fight song
U of Toledo, we’ll fight for you
(Fight! Fight! Fight!) U of Toledo, we love the Gold and Blue
(Let’s go Blue!)
Men of the Varsity, the enemy must yield,
We’ll fight just like our ancestors
and march right down the field!
The Toledo alma mater
In tower shadows voices now raising,
To alma mater Golden and Blue,
Fair Toledo praise to thee,
Portal of learning ever be,
Hallowed halls we shall revere,
Vow to keep thy memory dear.