I’d imagine Saturdays filled with tailgating, cheering in Jordan Hare, and good food are enough to get the average fan geared up for Auburn football this fall. But, just in case that still hasn’t sold you, here are ten reasons to be excited for the start of the 2016 season.
Auburn will start the 2016 football season with five straight home games in a row, opening with defending national runner-up Clemson on September 3rd and concluding with Louisiana -Monroe on October 1st. This is the Tigers’ longest opening home stand since 2005. Momentum is everything in college football, and if Auburn can get off to a strong start in 2016 with several home wins in a row, then the Tigers should be in much better shape when they hit the tough road games in the latter half of the schedule.
The crowd at Jordan-Hare Stadium
Watching Auburn football with 87,451 of your closest friends? What more could you ask for?!
The crowd at Jordan-Hare Stadium might be one of the more underrated fan bases in the SEC. The 87,451-seat stadium is loud- and even more so with its vibrating sound system and college football’s largest scoreboard. The Tigers feed off that energy. Being able to rely on a loud home-field advantage at Jordan-Hare Stadium for games against LSU and Texas A&M can be a huge advantage.
All the miracles that could happen this year in Jordan-Hare Stadium
When it comes to the Tigers, I think its safe to say we never truly know whats going to happen.
Auburn fans react at the end of a win over Alabama during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Auburn, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. Auburn beat Alabama 34-28. (AP Photo/Skip Martin)
Being featured on jumbotron
After the new edition in Jordan-Hare stadium, the largest jumbotron in college football, I think it’s fair to say that it’s on all our bucket lists to get featured on the jumbotron during a home game. Whether its cheering, making a silly face, or mimicking the “mustache guy” we will do whatever it takes, even if we have to slip the cameraman a $20. It is worth it.
Reveal of hype video
The reveal of the hype video is something that we as fans just can’t wait for every year, as it reminds us that the season is right around the corner! The hype video is definitely something to look forward to this season.
Tailgating in Auburn is a unique experience full of tradition, anticipation, and entertainment. The Auburn family takes tailgating to a whole new level. It has always been part of what makes games on the plains so special. Whether it’s reunions with old friends, meeting new friends, watching your children enjoy the day, or eating ALL of your favorite foods, tailgating is something we cant wait for.
Besides, tailgating seem may like everyday food, but coincidentally it taste better on gamedays.
Our fans make Auburn’s gameday experience the best in college football. Auburn fans are some of the rowdiest in the south and we make it known that we love our team. From tailgating starting Thursday night to meeting in Montgomery to send the team off at the break of dawn on gameday mornings, it’s fair to say that Auburn fans are die hard fans. Seeing all of the cute babies dressed in orange and blue, students with painted jerseys, and even young fans dressed as members of the marching band…. What more could you ask for?!
Reveal of gameday buttons at the AU Bookstore
The bookstore offers FREE gameday pins for each game. One of the most highly anticipated Auburn Football traditions is collecting your gameday pin at the AU Bookstore, and to see what the mystery slogan is. Our gameday button slogans always make fun of the other teams and are usually pretty clever! We are located in Haley Center on campus and we are open on home gamedays. We offer unique Auburn apparel and collectibles that are hard to find anywhere else!
Flight of Nova
Auburn’s “War Eagle” battle cry and eagle mascot dates back as far as 1892. But the first official War Eagle mascot came in 1930, and the eagles’ pregame flights around the stadium began in 2000. The eagle that currently soars in Jordan-Hare is Nova.
Women love him, children adore him, and men want to be him. It’s Aubie! A popular character among Auburn fans and one of the most animated mascots in the country, Aubie is the living spirit of Auburn. Have you seen his wardrobe? Aubie is the essence of style. Whether he needs to fight crime, put on a magic show, or propose to an unsuspecting Auburn woman he is always prepared with the most dapper dress. Who wouldn’t be impressed by that?
Who will be our starting quarterback?
Big quarterback battles with multiple names have been nothing new for Auburn in the time Gus Malzahn has been on the coaching staff. But this one has the potential to be the most wide-open one yet. With John Franklin III, Jeremy Johnson and Sean White all battling for the starting job for Auburn football, we have a lot of uncertainty but we have everything to give and nothing to lose!