The University of Massachusetts Minutemen football team is one of the historic, yet growing college football brands in New England. The Minutemen have been playing football since 1879 and have racked up over 550 wins. UMass has also won an unprecedented 22 conference championships, the 1998 FCS National Championship and made 2 other trips to the FCS National Championship game. The List of notable UMass football players is long and includes names like Victor Cruz, Julian Talley, Jeromy Miles, James Ihedigbo, Vladimir Ducasse, and Michael Cox. Beginning in 2012, the Minutemen transitioned into the FBS division, the highest level of the sport. Currently UMass competes in the Mid-American Conference against many of the rising brands in the FBS division. With the move to the highest level comes certain challenges for a program used to competing for conference and national championships year in and year out. But Minutemen Nation has embraced the challenge and look to be a dangerous team as they continue to rise over the next decade. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for UMass Minutemen football tickets.
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UMass Minutemen Football at Gillette Stadium Gillette Stadium Address: 1 Patriot Pl, Foxborough, Massachusetts, 02035
The University of Massachusetts Minutemen football team plays their home games at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Gillette Stadium can seat over 68,000 fans and is one of the most iconic stadiums in the country. UMass has played their home games at Gillette Stadium since 2012, but still plays a few home games at the historic Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium on the UMass campus. The transition to playing at Gillette Stadium has allowed attendance at Minutemen games to grow in order to meet the attendance requirements to join the FBS division. UMass nation has quickly embraced the new location and have made games at Gillette Stadium feel right at home. Scott Stadium parking information is covered in our Minutemen event guide.
UMass vs. UConn
Often referred to as the U Game, this rivalry dates back over a century. The Minutemen and Huskies first met on the gridiron in 1897 and have played over 70 times since. UMass currently leads the series, which has been one of the most tightly contested matchups in the Northeast. The rivalry was not played from 1999-2012, but with the Minutemen moving into the FBS Division, look for this game to appear on the schedule more frequently and for the competitiveness to continue.
UMass vs. New Hampshire
Often touted as the Colonial Clash, these two New England neighbors have played over 70 times since 1897. The series was held annually from 1952 until 2011, with the Minutemen etching out a hard-fought advantage. With UMass moving into the FBS division, the future of the rivalry has been put in question. Despite the uncertainty over the future, this remains one of the most storied rivalries in New England and fans from both sides hope that it is back on the schedule soon.
UMass vs. Boston College
One of the largest all-Massachusetts rivalries, there are major bragging rights on the line when this game is played. The Minutemen and Eagles first met in 1899 and have played over 20 times since. The series was contested on an annual basis in the 1960’s and 1970’s, but was played sparingly over the next 3 decades. With UMass joining the FBS division, this rivalry has regained momentum and promises to once again be one of the best inner-state rivalries in the Northeast.
UMass Minutemen Event Guide
How can I buy cheap UMass Minutemen tickets?
TicketCity offers a big selection of UMass Minutemen football tickets which include some of the lowest priced seats on the market. UMass tickets fluctuate based on demand and opponent. Marquee MAC opponents like Northern Illinois, Miami (Ohio), and Bowling Green 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 UMass tickets near face value.
Where can I find the 2016-2017 UMass Minutemen football schedule?
The Minutemen 2016-2017 football schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by MAC. UMass plays in the MAC East Division, which means games against Buffalo, Kent State, Akron, Ohio, Miami (Ohio), and Bowling Green. Game times are announced by UMass as soon as the TV schedule is set. UMass’s home opener is typically one of the most popular games. They also play UConn in the U game. If you are looking for Minutemen news or scores, then visit our partners at CBS Sports. They are also a good source for the official UMass Minutemen team roster.
Can I buy UMass Minutemen football season tickets?
UMass Minutemen 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 UMass football season tickets. Let us know if you want a particular section at Gillette Stadium.
What is the best UMass rivalry game during the season?
Over the years the Minutemen have built up a few great rivalries. One that has stood out over the years has been the game with UConn. Although the matchup was dormant from 1999-2012, the series dates back over a century and has been one of the closest contested rivalries in the Northeast. With the Minutemen making the move to the FBS division, look for this rivalry to grow even more in importance and energy.
What is the best game day tradition at a Minutemen home game?
UMass football games have one of the best pre-game events in the country. Known as the Minutefan Park, this event opens approximately 3 hours before game time and has something for everyone. There is barbeque, music, drinks, and even bounce houses for kids. The area is packed with Minutemen fans and erupts with energy when the football team walks by in the Minuteman March. Minutefan Park and the pre-game festivities at UMass football games are some of the best examples pride, passion, and good-hearted fun that you will find at a college football game.