Huskies Overview

Fast facts

League: NCAA Football

Head Coach: Kalen DeBoer

Team Mascot: Dubs II, Harry the Husky

Year Opened: 1920

Capacity: 70138

City / State: Seattle / Washington

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Apple Cub

Rival Team: Washington State Cougars

Washington and Washington State play annually for the Apple Cup. The rivalry began in 1900 when the Huskies and Cougars tied 5 all in Seattle. The two teams started playing every year in 1946 with odd years being played in Seattle and even years in Pullman. The Huskies hold a 69-32-6 all-times series lead and will look to extend the lead this season in Seattle.

Border War

Rival Team: Oregon Ducks

The rivalry between Washington and Oregon is one of the most played rivalries in college football having begun in 1900. The rivalry got more heated in 1948 when Washington persuaded the University of Montana to vote for Cal as conference champions over Oregon. Over the years there have been many incidents between the fans with one of the most famous happening in 1962 when Washington fans ran onto the field and tackled Oregon’s Larry Hill to prevent a game-tying touchdown on the last play of the game.

Huskies Tailgate Guide


Sitting on the shores of Lake Washington with the Cascade and Olympic mountains in plain view, Husky Stadium provides one of the greatest scenic sporting venues in college football. There are many ways for you to reach Husky Stadium as it is accessible by yacht, seaplane, canoe, car, and bike. Husky Harbor in Union Bay is just steps away from the stadium making sailgating one of the premier tailgate spots at a Huskies game. If you are coming from out of town and don’t have a boat of your own never fear as there are $8 shuttle rides that’ll take you out to the part and back to shore.

Don’t worry though if you get a bit seasick as there is plenty of great tailgating to be had on land. In the parking lots around Husky Stadium, you’ll find plenty of your traditional tailgate sights including RVs, tents, and grills. Set up your tailgate, and you’ll make friends quickly as people love to share and show off their tailgate recipes.

There are also plenty of bars and restaurants nearby for those who are looking for a quick bite to eat before the game but don’t feel like committing to putting on a full tailgate party. No matter where you like to party before a Huskies game, you’ll have a great time as Washington provides some of the best tailgating options out there.



Tailgating on Lake Washington offers one of the of the most unique fan experiences in all of football. Don’t worry if you don’t have a boat as there are plenty of boat rentals available. There is no better place to tailgate before a Huskies football game then Husky Harbor where you’ll find plenty of food, drinks, and fun.

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Lake Washington and Seattle Skyline

At a Huskies tailgate you’ll have great views of both Lake Washington and the Seattle Skyline making it one of the most beautiful places to tailgate in the country. You can even get a view of Seattle’s most famous landmark, The Space Needle, which makes for an excellent photo op.

Where to tailgate

Huskies Stadium Guide

In Game

Husky Stadium is one of the loudest stadiums in all of football as the slanted seats and the covered roof trap in the noise. The noise here is deafening and even Huskies fans find themselves covering their ears. Huskies fans are also very knowledgeable as they know when to get loud and when to remain quiet in order to give their team the best home field advantage possible. If you love college football then you’ll fit right in with Huskies fans.

The stadium itself also provides you with a great view of Lake Washington and the Seattle Skyline as well as the action on the field. The seats in the lower bowl are close to the action giving you the feeling you are in the game. The stadium also has great sightlines all throughout as the steep upper deck means you’re as close to the action as possible. Regardless of where you sit, you’ll have a great view of not only the game but also the beauty that can be found all around you.

Things to check out

Lake Washington and Seattle Skyline

The upper deck at Husky Stadium provides a great view of both Lake Washington and the Seattle Skyline making it one of the most beautiful stadiums in the country. You can even get a view of Seattle’s most famous landmark, The Space Needle, which makes for an excellent photo op.

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Off-Leash Desk

Husky Stadium provides the fans with a unique experience of being able to purchase beer and wine inside the stadium during the game. Husky Heritage ticket holders have exclusive access to this area located on the northwest corner of Husky Stadium.

The Zone

Located behind the East end zone, this area provides local favorites and a unique experience for fans. Here you’ll find the quality of food unmatched by any of the other concession stands in the stadium. If you’re looking to find the best game day cuisine, then look no further than The Zone.

The Wave

The famous traditional fan gesture originated at Husky Stadium. It’s fully present at Husky Stadium and can be seen numerous times throughout games.

Go Huskies

At every home game, fans have their traditional chant to help cheer on the Huskies at home games. One-half of the stadium yells “GO” and the other half responds with “HUSKIES.”

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University of Washington Huskies Marching Band

The Huskies Marching Band has been going strong since 1929 and can be seen performing at every football game. The band plays many fan favorites including the school’s fight song “Bow Down to Washington” and also puts on an excellent halftime show.

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Harry the Husky and Dubs

The Washington Huskies have two mascots an anthropomorphic husky named Harry the Husky and an Alaskan Malamute named Dubs. Check out these two mascots as they entertain the fans during breaks in play.

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Fight Songs

  1. Bow Down to Washington

    “Bow Down to Washington” is the official fight song of the Washington Huskies. It was written in 1915 by Lester J. Wilson during a competition that was requesting a new song for the University. The song is usually performed by the Huskies marching band and was first used at the Washington-California football game on November 6, 1915, where the Huskies earned a 72-0 home victory.

  2. UW Alma Mater

    Bow Down to Washington,
    Bow Down to Washington.
    Mighty are the men who wear the Purple and the Gold,
    Joyfully we welcome them within the Victor’s fold.
    We will carve our name in the Hall of Fame,
    To preserve the memory of our Devotion.

    So, heaven help the foes of Washington,
    They’re trembling at the feet of mighty Washington.
    Our boys are there with bells,
    Their fighting blood excells,
    It’s harder to push them over the lines than pass the Dardanelles.
    So Victory’s the cry of Washington
    Our leather lungs together with a Rah! Rah! Rah!
    And o’er the land, the loyal band
    Will sing the glory of Washington forever!

Huskies Bars & Restaurants

  1. Blue Moon Tavern

    Flying Saucer Draught Emporium Beer

    Former haunt of Theodore Roethke & other counterculture literati, now a music venue & student hive

    712 NE 45th St, Seattle, WA 98105, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  2. Flowers Bar & Restaurant

    Flowers Bar

    Hip & cozy hangout for vegetarian & vegan fare including a lunch buffet, plus creative cocktails.

    4247 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  3. Northlake Tavern

    Northlake Tavern pizza

    Lively tavern providing specialty pizzas to an adult crowd (under 21 can take out) since 1954.

    660 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  4. Earl’s on the Ave

    Earls On the Ave

    Come on down and enjoy our great drinks, food, all sporting events, and even private parties or celebrations!

    4333 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  5. Big Time Brewing Company

    Big Time beer

    Brewpub in yellow brick building open since 1988, drawing college crowd with suds, pizza & bar fare.

    4133 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  6. Cafe Allegro

    coffee beans

    With a timeless brick interior, weathered dark wood and ample seating, Cafe Allegro has been the home way from home for thousands of folks around the world.

    4214 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105, USA


    Bar website

    cafe - $$

  7. Portage Bay Café

    Portage bay sandwich


    4130 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105, USA


    Bar website

    american - cafe - $$

  8. Delfino’s Chicago Style Pizza

    Delfinos pizza

    At Delfino’s, we are at your service whether you dine-in, pick up, bake one of our pizzas at home, or use our outstanding catering service.

    2631 NE University Village St, Seattle, WA 98105, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  9. Aladdin Falafel Corner


    Storefront choice with ethnic decor accents serving Middle Eastern specialties till the wee hours.

    4541 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105, USA


    Bar website

    asian - $

  10. Burger and Kabob Hut

    Burger hut

    Since 1991 and since then have perfected many great burgers.

    4142 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  11. Shawarma King

    Shawarma King

    Late-night counter-service spot serving shawarma, kebabs, gyros & falafel.

    4337 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105, USA


    Bar website

    asian - $$

  12. Arepa Venezuelan Kitchen


    One of the best places to go to if you wanna have a little taste of Venezuelan cuisine.

    1405 NE 50th St, Seattle, WA 98105, USA


    Bar website

    american - cafe - $

  13. JOEY U-Village

    JOEY U Village

    Their people are masters of their craft, committed to creating a memorable experience for every guest.

    2603 NE 46th St, Seattle, WA 98105, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  14. A Burger Place

    JD Allisons Bar & Grill Burger JRs HOmetown Grill & Pub Burger The Dotte Spot Bar & Grill Burger Jewels Delux Restaurant Burger

    A quick place to grab those greasy dishes you crave for.

    4234 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  15. Ivar’s Salmon House

    Ivars Salmon House

    Ivar’s Salmon House is a beautiful cedar replica of a Northwest Native American Longhouse, complete with an open-pit Native American-style barbecue for preparing succulent alder-smoked dishes

    401 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98105, USA


    Bar website

    american - bbq - $$

  16. MOD Pizza

    Imos Pizza Pizza

    Artisan-style pizzas and salads are individually sized, made on demand, and ready in just minutes. Choose from over 30 toppings – the price stays the same no matter what you pick.

    George F. Russell Jr. Hall, 1414 NE 42nd St #103b, Seattle, WA 98105, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  17. EJ Burger

    EJ Burger

    Busy location serving New American diner fare of fish 'n' chips, burgers & sweet-potato fries.

    4510 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105, USA


    Bar website

    american - $