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Experience the Stampede

Wednesday June 1, 2016
Fan Yelling with noisemakers.
Richard A. Whittaker

The final minute of the game, it’s coming down to the wire, you hear a cheer coming from across the area, it’s the Ravens fans trying to pump up their team, but then you start to a stomp and a familiar cheer… “Let’s Go Gee-Gees!” it gets louder and louder. The seconds are ticking down, you know what’s about to happen, the Gee-Gees are about to defeat crosstown rivals the Carleton Ravens in one of the most heated Canadian University Sports rivalries. Once the final buzzer goes you take great pride in knowing you were part of the reason for the win because you’re a Stampede member.

It is that time of year again, we’re getting set for another academic and university sports year and it’s time for you to enhance your student experience through the Stampede Membership. Don’t know what it is? Look no further! This post will tell you what you need to know, read on!

  1. You’ll make new friends at every game you attend

Through pre-game and/or tailgate parties get to know other members, the best fan experience is one that is experienced together. You can sign up with your friends and make new ones with likeminded interests. Different sports attract different people, so there’s a wide range of people you can meet and maybe become life-long friends.

  1. Your fan experience will improve

Coming and watching games is fun when you’re on your own or with a small group of friends but are you really getting all you can out of the experience? If you’ve ever seen a European soccer game or an Ottawa Senators game, you’ve probably noticed a section or sections of fans who seem to be having a lot more fun and who are much more into the game than anyone else. We may not have as big a community as those groups but the Stampede is always present and noticeable. We have our noisemakers and voices, ready to cheer on the Gee-Gees!

  1. The discount and offers you’ll get are a steal

As a student, saving money is pretty much the number one priority over your time here. The Stampede Membership is only $30, and that gets you into ALL home varsity games. With regular ticket prices between 4-10 dollars you’re saving a landslide. There are also contests and giveaways that are for Stampede members only, so it’s well worth the investment.

  1. You’ll become part of the game, not just a spectator

The Stampede is a unique experience because you really do get to be part of the crowd but also the game itself. You’ll be cheering on the Gee-Gees, giving them motivation, and confidence to play at their best while also maybe enticing our opponents, just so they know who’s building they’re playing in.

  1. Sports Services wants YOU to enjoy the sports we showcase as much as we do

It is a given that Sports Services is really passionate about the sports that are offer, uOttawa has some amazing athletes that come together and are always ready to perform at a high level. They want to ensure students and the university community as a whole benefits from the varsity sports programs. Enhancing the fan experience in turn enhances performance of athletes which continuously works in tandem getting better and better. They want YOU and ME to enjoy your time here and have some amazing memories to look back on.

So what are you waiting for? Get ready for an amazing year of sports and experience the fan perspective as you may not have before. Get ready to rumble because there’s a Stampede coming!