Despite being the sixth smallest school in the FBS and the smallest in a BCS conference, Wake Forest has a tremendous amount of fan support. The fans here really get behind their team win or lose and have even earned the title of having the best attendance based on a percentage of capacity from 2006 to 2009. The Deacons averaged over 100 percent of capacity each year during that stretch showing their pride and dedication to the team.
The Grille at Deacon Tower offers a unique way for fans to enjoy the game as it offers a full service sit down restaurant inside of the stadium. The Grille is open on game days to those with club seats or a suite and offers American cuisine that uses fresh locally grown ingredients. If you’re looking for something to eat during the game and aren’t afraid to open your wallet, then the Grille at Deacon Tower is the place for you.
The great fan support and fun atmosphere surrounding a Wake Forest game day make attending a Demon Deacons an excellent time for any college football fan.
Things to check out
Deacon Tower stands as the centerpiece of the Wake Forest football complex and is one of the most beautiful press facilities in the nation. The seven-story tower completed in 2008 is home to the luxury suites, club seats, and press boxes at BB&T Field. If you ever get the chance to take in a Wake Forest from Deacon Tower make sure you take it as it offers a one of a kind view that can’t be found anywhere else.Watch video
The hill in the southeast end zone is used for additional seating and offers a unique football game viewing experience. If you want to be able to stretch out during the game then make sure to check out Deacon Hill.
Open the Gate
One of the biggest traditions at Wake Forest is “Open the Gate” where a famous alumni leads the team onto the field on a Harley. Past honorees include sports legends such as Arnold Palmer and Tim Duncan as well as other alumni who have accomplished great things in their lives. Keep your eyes peeled as you’ll never know who will open the gate at the next Demon Deacons home game.Watch video
The nickname Demon Deacons originated in 1923 when the school paper referred to the team as the Demon Deacons due to their devilish play. However, it wasn’t until 1941 that the Demon Deacons mascot made his first appearance when Jack Baldwin led the team onto the field riding the North Carolina ram while dressed as the now famous character. The mascot has been a mainstay ever since and is sure to provide plenty of entertainment at any Wake Forest sporting event, so keep your eyes open for him throughout the game.Watch video
Dear Old Wake Forest
Dear old Wake Forest, Thine is a noble name;
Thine is a glorious fame, Constant and true.
We give thee of our praise, Adore thine ancient days,
Sing thee our humble lays, Mother, so dear.
Dear old Wake Forest, Mystic thy name to cheer;
Be thou our guardian near fore’er and aye.
We bow before thy shrine, Thy brow with bays entwine,
All honor now be thine, Mother, today.
Here's to Wake Forest
O here’s to Wake Forest
A glass of the finest
Red ruddy, Rhenish filled up to the brim.
Her sons they are many
Unrivaled by any
With hearts o’erflowing, we will sing a hymn.
Rah! Rah! Wake Forest Rah!
Old Alma Mater’s sons are we.
We’ll herald the story
And die for her glory,
Old Gold and Black is ever waving high.
As frosh we adore her
As sophs we explore her
And carve our names upon her ancient walls.
As juniors patrol her
As seniors extol her
And weep to leave fore’er her sacred halls.
Though fortune forsake us
And fate o’ertake us,
We’ll ne’er forget our dear old college days.
And o’er memory’s treasure
We’ll drink without measure,
And sing fore’er our Alma Mater’s praise.