NEW YORK—Fans attending Columbia Football’s 2017 season opener against Wagner on Saturday, September 16 will find a variety of features—both new and old—designed to enhance fan experience at Robert K. Kraft Field at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium. The game day features and events include:


Roar-ee’s Fan Zone

Carnival atmosphere which includes interactive games, inflatable bounce houses and fun for fans of all ages. Roar-ee’s Fan Zone will be located adjacent to Robert K. Kraft Field on the baseball (Satow Stadium) outfield. The Fan Zone opens 90 minutes before kickoff and closes 15 minutes prior to kickoff.


Affordable and Delicious Concessions

Athletics is once again excited to partner with Columbia Dining Services on delicious and affordable concessions! This year, all menu items at the main concessions stand are priced at $3.00. Columbia has partnered with Dinosaur Bar-B-Que and will offer a sandwich, soda and side for $9.00.


Pre-game Picnic Area

Free hot dogs and beverages at every game beginning 90 minutes prior to kickoff for all fans.


Team entrance

Smoke and Roar-ee the Lion headlines an exciting team entrance, plus an on-field fan tunnel to cheer on the players as the Lions enter the field.


Lion Walk

At every game, fans can cheer on the team when the Lions march from the locker room to Wien Stadium.


Videoboard Fan Interactions

Get excited for the video board and in-stadium fan fun!

-Fan Cam—fans can see themselves dance, smile or wave to the camera live on the video board.

-Dance Cam—selected fans will square off in a dance-off with the attending fans deciding the winner.

-The return of “Roar-ee Rocks”—fans can tweet in the songs they want to hear in game.

-Roar-ee’s Selfies—fans who post a selfie at the game using the #RoarLionRoar hashtag will have the chance to view their picture on the big screen.

-Gram of the Game—the Instagram post using the #RoarLionRoar with the most likes in 48 hours will be our Gram of the Game and win a special prize from Columbia Athletics.


Halftime Entertainment

Stick around at halftime to watch the Pioneer League youth football scrimmage.


In-game Competitions

Between quarters, fans will have the opportunity to compete in several competitions with chances to win great prizes and gear.


Post-Game On-Field Access

Following every game, fans are invited down to the field to soak up post-game atmosphere at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium.


T-Shirt Launcher

Expect t-shirts to be tossed into the stands by our new t-shirt launcher.


Now is also the time to lock in your season tickets! Starting at just $45, Columbia Football season tickets are one of the most affordable, fan-friendly entertainment options in New York City. Purchase yours today at or call 888-LIONS-11. The 2017-18 True Blue ticket package is also on sale now. Designed for our most loyal fans, the package includes a season ticket to Columbia football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball at a discounted rate. The True Blue package is your gateway to all of the great football and basketball action plus our interactive in-game fan experiences and enhanced game day atmosphere.


Kickoff times and television designations for Columbia’s 2017 Football schedule were announced on July 24. Click here for Columbia’s complete and updated 2017 football schedule.