Golden Hurricanes Overview

Fast facts

League: NCAA Football

Head Coach: Kevin Wilson

Team Mascot: Captain Cane

Year Opened: 1930

Capacity: 30000

City / State: Tulsa / Oklahoma

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Tulsa vs Houston

Rival Team: Houston Cougars

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have a longstanding rivalry with Houston that dates all the way back to 1950. It’s always a hotly contested battle when these two bitter rivals get together. While the Cougars have gotten the better of Tulsa over the years securing victory in 22 of the 40 matchups between these two programs, the series is still very close, and Tulsa will look to even things up soon.

Golden Hurricanes Tailgate Guide


The atmosphere here at Tulsa is unforgettable. The whole town is up early and already celebrating and getting ready for the game. All throughout the area surrounding H.A. Chapman Stadium you’ll find tents and grills, as everyone prepares to cheer on the Golden Hurricane.

You’ll find a wide variety of different foods when tailgating at Tulsa. Many of the more dedicated tailgaters at Tulsa prepare theme foods that vary by game and often are chosen based on the opponent. The cuisine ranges from Cajun to chili to barbecue. If you’re less adventurous, you’ll be able to find plenty of old standbys such as burgers and hot dogs.

Tulsa also offers fans plenty of other game day activities besides just the traditional eating, drinking, and carousing of a tailgate. At Hurricane Alley, you’ll find a wide variety of activities for the whole family including inflatables and live music.


Team Walk

If you want to get into the Golden Hurricane spirit, then be sure to take part in the team walk, which takes place approximately two hours and 15 minutes before kickoff and runs along 8th Street / Glenn Dobbs Drive. This tradition is a great way to show your support for the team and gives the players some extra motivation.

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Hurricane Alley

Hurricane Alley is TU’s premier pre-game party spot. Located at the Chapman Commons on Tucker Drive, it consists of numerous activities: tailgate spots, inflatables for kids, live bands, GHC Tents, Alumni Tent, and other fun stuff. It truly is a place you can take everyone in the family. It opens 3 hours before kickoff, which gives all the fans plenty of time to get all hyped up before the game.

Tailgate Alley

If you want to tailgate with diehard Golden Hurricane fans then Tailgate Alley is the place for you. The spots here are reservation only meaning that you’ll have to spend some money, but it is well worth it to tailgate with the best of the best in the heart of the Tulsa tailgate scene.

Where to tailgate

Golden Hurricanes Stadium Guide

In Game

H.A. Chapman Stadium is a beautiful outdoor facility on the University of Tulsa campus. The stadium provides you with a cozy atmosphere and great sight lines. You’ll find a small town feel when attending a Tulsa football game, as there is a great deal of camaraderie between the fans.

Inside H.A. Chapman Stadium you’ll find lots of pageantries. There are lots of traditions at Tulsa including “waving the flag,” a lively mascot, and exceptional marching band. The program also does an excellent job of paying tribute to great Golden Hurricanes of the past, as you’ll see banners all around the stadium honoring some of Tulsa’s all-time greats.

The crowd at Tulsa games consists of diehard Golden Hurricanes fans who are very friendly and easy to get along with. You’ll find that these fans love to tell you about the history of the team as there is a lot of passion among the fans here in Tulsa.

The knowledgeable fan base and traditions ensure that you’ll have an enjoyable time taking in a Tulsa Golden Hurricanes game at H.A. Chapman Stadium.

Things to check out


Lined along the concourse of the stadium are banners of former notable TU players. The images allow fans to look back at the history of Tulsa football, and it is cool to see some of the names that have attended the university.

Third Down Video

On every defensive third down, a video of one of the current TU players played encouraging fans to make some noise. The videos pump up the crowd at critical times and help provide a raucous game atmosphere.

Wave the Flag

All fans entering the stadium will receive a flag, and there will be times during the game when “Waving the flag” will be initiated. The entire stadium looks mesmerizing when everyone is waving their flag, so try and snag a video of this cool tradition if you get the chance.

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The Sound of the Golden Hurricane

The Sound provides an outstanding halftime show that pumps up the crowd and gets them ready to cheer on the Golden Hurricane to victory in the second half. The shows showcase a variety of current and classic music and are well worth the price of admission all on their own.

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Fight Songs

  1. Fight Song

    Down the Field to victory
    On Tulsa on.
    Fight on University, Battle on and on. March to the goal line, oh Tulsa,
    Score on mounting score.
    March to the goal line, oh Tulsa,
    Let the Hurricane roar.
    Drive those
    back and back,
    On Tulsa on!
    Gold, Blue, and Red, go right ahead,
    Down the field to victory!

  2. Alma Mater

    Hail to thee Alma Mater,
    Gold and Blue,
    Praise from thy sons and daughters,
    Old and new.
    Pride in our hearts,
    Our voices let us raise, Filled with devotion We will sing thy praise.
    Alma Mater, now we honor,
    Loyal, always true,
    We will lift our voice in chorus.
    Hail to Tulsa U!

Golden Hurricanes Bars & Restaurants

  1. Saturn Room

    Saturn Room

    Our bar was built on the fundamental ideas of the forefathers of tiki.

    209 N Boulder Ave, Tulsa, OK 74103, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  2. Orpha’s Lounge

    Beer mug Crafty Rooster

    Orpha's Lounge is the oldest bar downtown. It's a fun place..People from all walks of life have been here.

    112 W 4th St, Tulsa, OK 74103, USA

    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  3. Valkyrie


    Valkyrie is a destination bar with a playful, neighborhood feel. We focus on comfort and personality as well as serving top quality drinks without pretense.

    13 E Reconciliation Way, Tulsa, OK 74103, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  4. Caz’s Pub

    Phase Dining Entertainment beer

    Fun atmosphere and awesome drinks.

    21 E Mathew B. Brady St, Tulsa, OK 74103, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  5. Inner Circle Vodka Bar

    Inner Circle Vodka Bar

    Inner Circle is a fun drinking establishment in the heart of the Brady Arts District presenting a full bar and specializing in Vodka.

    410 N Main St, Tulsa, OK 74103, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  6. Albert G’s Bar-B-Q Downtown

    Albert Gs BarBQ Downtown barbecue

    Smoking to please since 1992. We are proud to offer Tulsa largest selection of whiskey. Oklahoma craft beer and cocktails.

    421 E 1st St, Tulsa, OK 74120, USA

    Bar website

    bbq - sportsbar - $$

  7. Bar 46

    Bar 46

    Within walking distance of BOK Center, Brady Theater, Cain's Ballroom, OneOK Field, and Guthrie Green, you couldn't ask for a better place to kill some time before your next show and meet back after.

    107 N Boulder Ave, Tulsa, OK 74103, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  8. Arnie’s Bar

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

    Great atmosphere, awesome vibes, amazing bartenders and fantastic drinks.

    318 E 2nd St, Tulsa, OK 74120, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  9. Elgin Park

    Elgin Park

    A sports inspired brewery and pizza joint in downtown Tulsa. With over 50 televisions, we're you're sports destination.

    325 E Mathew B. Brady St, Tulsa, OK 74120, USA

    Bar website

    pizza - sportsbar - $$

  10. James E. McNellie’s

    James McNellie

    The original that started it all. With an astounding selection of beer and a menu full of pub classics, McNellie's is a gathering place for everything and everyone.

    409 E 1st St, Tulsa, OK 74120, USA

    Bar website

    american - european - $$

  11. Hurts Donut

    Hurts Donut

    Very beautifully created and delicious donuts.

    111 S Detroit Ave, Tulsa, OK 74120, USA

    Bar website

    cafe - $

  12. Lassalle’s New Orleans Deli

    Lassalles New Orleans Deli

    Delicious authentic New Orleans cuisine and great service.

    15 W 5th St, Tulsa, OK 74103, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  13. Steakfinger House


    Great food and friendly service.

    403 S Boulder Ave, Tulsa, OK 74103, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  14. New Atlas Grill

    New Atlas Grill

    The New Atlas Grill is a downtown Tulsa restaurant which offers diners a comfortable menu and casual atmosphere.

    415 S Boston Ave, Tulsa, OK 74103, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  15. Daily Grill

    Daily Grill

    Daily Grill is an approachable, everyday restaurant featuring classic American dishes made from scratch.

    100 E 2nd St, Tulsa, OK 74103, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  16. Juniper Restaurant

    Juniper Restaurant

    Downtown Tulsa’s award winning farm-to-table restaurant, Juniper, changes with the seasons to bring guests creative, modern cuisine focused on delicious, locally sourced ingredients.

    324 E 3rd St, Tulsa, OK 74120, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$$

  17. Dilly Diner

    Dilly Diner

    Serving up breakfast all day, housemade bread, pastries, pies & cakes, homemade soft serve, house cured meats, local produce and so much more!

    402 E 2nd St, Tulsa, OK 74120, USA

    Bar website

    cafe - $$

  18. The Tavern

    The Tavern

    The Tavern is a modern interpretation of the classic neighborhood pub. Chef Ben Alexander’s pub-inspired cuisine represents only the best in local and seasonal ingredients.

    201 N Main St, Tulsa, OK 74103, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  19. PRYME: Downtown Steakhouse

    PRYME: Downtown Steakhouse

    Award-winning Chef Justin Thompson presents PRHYME, an upscale and modern interpretation of the American steakhouse.

    111 N Main St, Tulsa, OK 74103, USA

    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$$

  20. Wanda J’s Next Generation Restaurant

    Wanda Js Next Generation Restaurant

    Excellent food and great service.

    111 N Greenwood Ave, Tulsa, OK 74120, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  21. Lefty’s on Greenwood

    Leftys on Greenwood

    A decidedly different downtown restaurant and bar. Tulsa's only spot where food, drink, sports and live music mix on a daily basis.

    10 N Greenwood Ave, Tulsa, OK 74120, USA

    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  22. Fat Guy’s Burger Bar

    Fat Guy Burger Bar

    Home of the fat and juicy. We take two beef patties, put butter and cheese in between them, seal them up and then cook'em. When it's ready, you have a burger with molten butter and cheese filling the inside.

    140 N Greenwood Ave, Tulsa, OK 74120, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  23. Chimi’s Mexican Food

    Chimis Mexican

    Local chain serving classic Mexican fare & margaritas in a casual, traditional setting.

    1304 E 15th St, Tulsa, OK 74120, USA


    Bar website

    mexican - $$

  24. Lucky’s


    Lucky’s is Tulsa, Oklahoma’s choice for smart, stylish, and upscale dining.

    1536 E 15th St, Tulsa, OK 74120, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  25. Empire


    Oklahoma family owned sports bar company. Empire has established a bar division, offered pub and developed a patio bar service for its Tulsa clients in Tulsa County.

    1516 S Peoria Ave, Tulsa, OK 74120, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  26. Marshall Brewing Company

    Marshall Brewing Company

    Marshall Brewing Company’s goal is to bring the art, quality, and enjoyment of craft brewing to Oklahoma.

    1742 E 6th St, Tulsa, OK 74104, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  27. Buccaneer

    Buccaneer beer

    A great hole-in-the-wall dive bar that serves amazing drinks!

    1120 S Harvard Ave, Tulsa, OK 74112, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  28. Ed’s Hurricane Lounge

    Eds Hurricane Lounge

    We are a Cheers Bar where everybody knows your name! Serving you with the finest spirits since 1984!

    3216 E 11th St, Tulsa, OK 74104, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  29. Hideaway Pizza

    Hideaway Pizza

    Fantastic pizza with lots of different options, perfect for kids, couples, family or friends!

    1419 E 15th St, Tulsa, OK 74120, USA

    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $$

  30. Tacos Don Francisco

    tacos mexican

    Great authentic Mexican food and... tacos that you will love!

    4008 E 11th St, Tulsa, OK 74112, USA


    Bar website

    mexican - $

  31. Andolini’s Pizzeria

    Andolinis Pizzeria

    Andolini’s is “Tulsa Style” Pizza infused with passion and Italian roots.

    1552 E 15th St, Tulsa, OK 74120, USA


    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $$

  32. Lone Wolf Banh Mi

    Lone Wolf

    Specializing in banh mi, kimchi fries, and fried rice bowls with an emphasis on quality and creativity.

    3136 E 11th St, Tulsa, OK 74104, USA


    Bar website

    asian - $

  33. 918 Coffee

    918 Coffee

    Great coffee paired with delicious snacks!

    2446 E 11th St, Tulsa, OK 74104, USA


    Bar website

    cafe - $$

  34. Freddie’s Hamburgers

    Freddies Hamburgers burger

    Freddy's Frozen Frozen Custard & Steakburgers is not your traditional hamburger restaurant.

    802 S Lewis Ave, Tulsa, OK 74104, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  35. El Rancho Grande

    El Rancho Grande

    El Rancho Grande has always been known as a place where delicious food and gracious service turns many first-time visitors into weekly regulars.

    1629 E 11th St, Tulsa, OK 74120, USA


    Bar website

    american - mexican - $$