Weber State Wildcats Overview

Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Head Coach: Eric Duft

Team Mascot: Waldo the Wildcat

Year Opened: 1977

Capacity: 11592

City / State: Ogden / Utah

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Old Oquirrh Bucket

Rival Team: Utah schools

From 1974 to 2010 Utah schools played for the Old Oquirrh Bucket. The trophy was awarded to the team with the best record against in-state opponents creating an intense rivalry between all of the Utah schools. Utah schools may no longer play for the Old Oquirrh Bucket, but there are still a lot of bragging rights on the line, so don’t miss it when a Utah-based school comes to the Dee Events Center.

Weber State Wildcats vs Montana Grizzlies

Rival Team: Montana Grizzlies

Weber State and Montana are two of the most successful programs in the Big Sky, and as a result, a fierce rivalry between the two has developed over the years. The rivalry took off in the late-1970s when the Grizzlies knocked off the Wildcats 77-62 in Missoula, and since then just about every matchup between these two has been a must-see. Make sure to get your tickets when the Wildcats take on the Grizzlies.

Weber State Wildcats Stadium Guide

In Game

Weber State is home to one of the top basketball programs in the Big Sky and is one of the best-supported teams in the conference as well. You’ll find lots of support from the local community when attending a Weber State Wildcats as everyone in Ogden comes out to show their support for the team on game days. At every game, you’ll see lots of locals as well as local business sponsors making a Weber State basketball game a true Ogden institution.

In addition to lots of local support, you’ll also find tons of school spirit on display at a Wildcats game. The students who make up the student section go all out to root on the team, and the spirit groups are great as well. The cheerleaders make their presence known and you won’t want to miss Waldo the Wildcat, who gets into all kinds of antics during the game.

Before or after the game, head over to Harrison Boulevard to grab something to eat. You’ll find a variety of options here ranging from Mexican to pizza to Greek and much more. The Pie Pizzeria is a Utah favorite, and if you’re a craft beer lover then make sure to check out Roosters Brewing in downtown Ogden.

Weber State presents a fun road trip for any Big Sky hoops fan, so don’t hesitate to start planning your trip to Ogden.

Things to check out

Wildcat Statue

Before entering the Dee Events Center, stop by and take a photo with the Wildcat Statue. The statue presents a fantastic photo op and is a must-see for anyone taking in a game at the Dee Events Center.

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Waldo the Wildcat

Waldo the Wildcat is a big part of any Weber State basketball game, so be on the lookout for this beloved mascot during your trip to Ogden. Waldo gets into all kinds of shenanigans during the game making him a must-see no matter what your age.

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The Weber State cheerleaders put on an impressive show and do a superb job of keeping the crowd in the game. No matter what the score, you’ll be impressed by the performance of the Weber State cheerleaders making them a can’t miss part of any Wildcats basketball game.

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Stand and Clap

Take part in the Weber State stand and clap tradition during your visit to Weber State. The entire crowd at a Weber State game stands and claps until the Wildcats make their first basket. The tradition is a fun way to show your support as well as an excellent way to motivate the team.

Fight Songs

  1. “Weber State Fight Song”

    We are the Wildcats…Scratching, Snarling
    We’re going to win this game.
    Upward and onward fighting wildcats
    With pride and honor on to fame.
    We’ll never quit ’til we have won
    Our purple and white will reign.
    We will scratch and snarl and show we rate
    ‘Cause we are Weber State,
    Weber State…Great Great Great!!

Weber State Wildcats Bars & Restaurants

  1. Ogden Pizzeria

    Pizza Ye Olde Pub

    The Ogden Pizzeria is Northern Utah's first stop for pizza.

    936 Washington Blvd, Ogden, UT 84404, USA

    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $$

  2. Lighthouse Lounge

    cocktail Lighthouse Lounge

    Not just your average bar, because we are really a lounge. We offer you comfy seating, awesome staff, and food that rocks, along with... music.

    130 25th St, Ogden, UT 84401, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  3. Brewski’s


    With an interior illuminated solely by a vast number of glowing neon signs found along the wall, a fifteen-foot sports theater screen, a superb sound system for the live bands that play every weekend, Brewskis portrays itself as a truly one-of-a-kind experience.

    244 25th St, Ogden, UT 84401, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  4. Iggy’s Sports Grill

    Tooties Restaurant Burger Galaxy Diner Burger Chicken Box Restaurant Burger Buddys BBQ Burger TJs Restaurant Burger Lazy Palm Sports Bar and Grill Burger Skids Iggys Sports Grill

    Watch your favorite games at Iggy's while feasting on good food and great drinks!

    2309 Washington Blvd, Ogden, UT 84401, USA

    Bar website

    pizza - sportsbar - $$

  5. Alleged


    Stylish lounge with an eclectic mix of music and drinks.

    201 25th St, Ogden, UT 84401, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  6. Funk ‘n Dive Bar

    Funk n Dive Bar

    You like Good Cheap Drinks, Classic Beers and Cocktails, Unique Food in an amazingly cool Venue?

    2550 Washington Blvd #100, Ogden, UT 84401, USA

    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  7. Kamikazes

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

    The biggest and the baddest live music venue in northern Utah!

    2408 Adams Ave, Ogden, UT 84401, USA

    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  8. Bout Time Pub & Grub Ogden

    Bout Time Pub Grub Ogden

    Awesome sports, great food, awesome cocktails, cold beers, and good times!

    3651 Wall Ave #1232, Ogden, UT 84405, USA

    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  9. Sand Trap

    Owlz Pub Sand Trap Scorpions Bar Grill

    The Sand Trap is known for its friendly service, great food, low prices and live music.

    2851 Washington Blvd, Ogden, UT 84401, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  10. Slackwater


    They have great, tasty pizza with lots of options and a fantastic atmosphere.

    1895 Washington Blvd, Ogden, UT 84401, USA

    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  11. Virg’s

    Jubilee Restaurant Pancakes Breakfast Big Apple Pancake House Pancake Breakfast Big Top Family Restaurant Pancake Breakfast Virgs

    Great food, generous portions, and amazing service.

    4649 Harrison Blvd, Ogden, UT 84403, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  12. The Sonora Grill

    The Sonora Grill

    From our zesty salsa made with habaneros, moritas, or tomatillos, to our slow roasted Cochinta Pibil, our kitchen is busy trying to exceed our customers' expectations by serving breathtaking, savory food.

    2310 Kiesel Ave, Ogden, UT 84401, USA

    Bar website

    mexican - $$

  13. Maria’s Mexican Restaurant

    Marias Mexican Restaurant

    Visiting our restaurant will fill you with warmth and put you in food heaven.

    1479 E 5600 S, South Ogden, UT 84403, USA

    Bar website

    mexican - $$

  14. Pig & A Jelly Jar II

    Pig A Jelly Jar

    Pig & a jelly jar serves a fresh, from scratch menu with a unique twist on southern comfort food.

    227 25th St a, Ogden, UT 84401, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  15. La Ferrovia Italian Ristorante

    La Ferrovia Italian Ristorante

    An Italian restaurant that has a great food menu and friendly staff.

    234 25th St, Ogden, UT 84401, USA

    Bar website

    italian - $$

  16. Timbermine Steakhouse

    Timbermine Steakhouse steak Caseys Restaurant

    Our steaks our seasoned to perfection and the Prime Rib, well it just melts in your mouth.

    1701 Park Blvd, Ogden, UT 84401, USA

    Bar website

    american - steakhouse - $$

  17. Restaurant 1107

    Restaurant 1107 has views of the mountain range and city that will enhance your dining experience. Enjoy our American cuisine in a relaxed fine dining atmosphere.

    2510 Washington Blvd, Ogden, UT 84401, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$$

  18. Prairie Schooner Steak House

    Prairie Schooner Steak House

    Dine in a covered wagon next to an open prairie fire while enjoying our delicious hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood, and signature desserts.

    445 Park Blvd, Ogden, UT 84401, USA

    Bar website

    american - steakhouse - $$

  19. University Broiler & Grill

    University Broiler Grill

    Enjoy the finest ingredients cooked over an open flame broil, prepared with only the freshest herbs & spices.

    4342 Harrison Blvd, Ogden, UT 84403, USA

    Bar website

    asian - european - $

  20. The Pie Pizzeria

    The Pie Pizzeria

    The mixed aromas pick you up, swirling you past colorful murals and old brick walls dressed in graffiti.

    4300 Harrison Blvd #12, Ogden, UT 84403, USA

    Bar website

    american - pizza - $$