Maroon and silver

Monte riles up the crowd at Washington Grizzly Stadium. Missoula was ranked as one of the top 25 college sports towns by Sports Illustrated.

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Sports Fan Paradise

Sports fan? Missoula is a great place to be! For a city of its size, Missoula offers a wealth of spectator sports opportunities.

From minor league sports to a bevy of UM athletic events, there are sporting events available all year long to satisfy even the most avid sports fans.

Missoula Osprey Baseball: The Pioneer League affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Osprey won the Pioneer League Championship in both 1999 and 2006. Chow down on some nachos and have a cold beer as you cheer on the Osprey at Ogren Park Allegiance Field—a beautiful facility overlooking the Clark Fork River. The ballpark’s central location affords Missoulians the luxury of biking, walking, or taking the Mountain Line Bus to the park.

Missoula Phoenix Football: Ready for some hard-hitting action on the gridiron? Say hello to Washington-Grizzly Stadium’s other power player, the Missoula Phoenix. Cheer on the team against one of its Rocky Mountain Football League opponents.

Missoula Maulers Ice Hockey: As part of the Northern Pacific Ice Hockey League (NORPAC), the Maulers are the real deal in the hockey hotbed that we call home. Check out a game at Glacier Ice Rink – near the fairgrounds – to cheer on the Maulers against other Northern Pacific teams.

Grizzly Athletics: Part of the Big Sky Conference, the Montana Grizzlies compete in 14 NCAA varsity collegiate sports.

A perennial national powerhouse (advancing to national playoffs for more than ten consecutive years, and national champions in 1995 and 2001), the Grizzly Football team brings hordes of fans to Washington Grizzly stadium on Saturday afternoons in the fall. Be sure to show up early for a burger at some of the best tailgating parties in this part of the country.

Men’s and women’s basketball, woman’s soccer, and women’s volleyball are just a few of the other UM athletic programs that attract fans and talented student athletes.

Sports Bars: Following your favorite NFL, NBA, MLB teams is easy to do in Missoula too! There are a number of sports bars where fan gather to cheer on their favorite team. See the bar directory for more information.