The University of Toledo Rockets football team is one of the most successful and storied programs in the State of Ohio. The Rockets first fielded a football team in 1917 and the team has won over 470 games since. From 1969-1971, the Rockets won 35 consecutive games, which still stands as one of the longest winning streaks in the FBS division. Toledo has also won an impressive 13 conference championships and 5 division titles, which are spread over 3 conferences. UT currently competes in the Mid-American Conference against some of the premier programs in Ohio and the Midwest. Toledo has been home to some of the best head coaches in college football including Nick Saban, Gary Pinkel, Clarence Spears, Frank Lauterbur, and Tim Beckman. Game days at the Glass Bowl are among the most passionate in the MAC, and the atmosphere is loud and exciting. In recent years the Rockets have seen a resurgence of success, making it to bowl games in 2010, 2011, and 2012. Watch for Toledo to return to their conference championship heritage as they build on recent success and push to bring home another MAC title. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Toledo Rockets football tickets.
Toledo Rockets Football at the Glass Bowl Address: 3044 N. Glass Bowl Dr. Toledo, Ohio 43606
The University of Toledo Rockets football team plays their home games at the Glass Bowl in Toledo, Ohio. The Glass Bowl has been home to the Rockets since 1937, and can seat over 26,000 fans. The stadium was originally named University Stadium and had a unique grass hill on the south end of the stadium that was filled with fans in open seating. In 1946 the stadium was renamed the Glass Bowl in part because of the iconic glass elements to the facility, and due to the city of Toledo’s large glass industry. The Glass Bowl has been renovated many times in its history, but retains the traditional stonework on the outside paying homage to the history of the arena. There are few stadiums in the MAC that have the history of the Glass Bowl and it is one of the very best places to see a football game in Ohio.
Toledo vs. Bowling Green
Known as the Battle of I-75, this is one of the biggest rivalries in Ohio. The series dated back to 1919 and the two schools have met over 70 times in their history. The schools are separated by only about 25 miles and since 2011 the winner of the game has been awarded the Battle of I-75 Trophy. This series has been incredibly close over its history, with Bowling Green owning a slight lead in the overall series, but the Rockets have the advantage since 1980.
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How can I buy cheap Toledo Rockets tickets?
TicketCity offers a big selection of Toledo Rockets football tickets which include some of the lowest priced seats on the market. Toledo tickets fluctuate based on demand and opponent. Marquee MAC opponents like Ohio, Northern Illinois, and Ball State can drive up home game prices. While cheap tickets are more plentiful for unranked, non-conference opponents. Those early season games may offer the best opportunity to purchase Toledo tickets near face value.
Where can I find the 2016-2017 Toledo Rockets football schedule?
The Rockets 2016-2017 football schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by the MAC. Toledo plays in the MAC West Division, which means games against Ball State, Central Michigan, Northern Illinois, Eastern Michigan, and Western Michigan. Game times are announced by the MAC as soon as the TV schedule is set. Toledo’s home opener is typically one of the most popular games. They also compete with Bowling Green in the Battle of I-75. If you are looking for Rockets news or scores, then visit our partners at CBS Sports. They are also a good source for the official Toledo Rockets team roster.
Can I buy Toledo Rockets football season tickets?
Toledo Rockets season tickets are available to buy until kickoff of their home opener. Check our listings above or call us if you would like to purchase Toledo football season tickets. Let us know if you want a particular section at the Glass Bowl.
What is the best Toledo rivalry game during the season?
The Battle of I-75 is without a doubt the biggest game on the Rockets schedule. Almost 100 years old, the rivalry has it all, the animosity, the atmosphere, conference implications, and two traditionally powerful football programs. It is commonly accepted that this rivalry is near the top of games played in non-AQ conferences, and often referred to as one of the best rivalries in the sport. The short distance between the schools allows for easy travel to away games, meaning game days in both Toledo and Bowling Green have a mixed fan base.
What is the best game day tradition at a Rockets home game?
One of the best and most storied traditions in the MAC is the Toledo Cannon. The cannon are a Civil War era model and one of the oldest cannons of its type still in use. The cannon was first fired at a UT football game in 1953 and moved to its position in the southeast corner of the field in 1995. Every time the Rockets score the cannon is fired off and its “boom” has become a staple of Rockets football games. If you are a Toledo Rockets football fan, hearing the sound of the cannon in person is a must.