THE PANDA GAME
The Panda Game is a long-running tradition in the city of Ottawa which has ignited school spirit since 1955. The 2018 edition of the Panda Game marked the 50th game in the storied series, with uOttawa holding an all-time record of 33-17.
The 2018 game drew 24,470 fans to TD Place - a modern-day record for U SPORTS regular season football. Over 1,000 Gee-Gees fans also packed the Aberdeen Pavillion for the Pre-Panda Party. The 2019 game will take place on Saturday, October 5.
Date: October 5, 2019
Location: TD Place Stadium, Lansdowne Park
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Official uOttawa Pre-Game Party @ Aberdeen Pavilion – Lansdowne Park
12 p.m.: 2019 Panda Game Kick-Off @ TD Place Stadium
uOttawa Student Pricing :
- $25 per student - sold in person at Montpetit 102 starting September 9, 2019.
Alumni Package Pricing :
- $65 per person (includes one (1) Club seat, access to Pre-game at the Aberdeen Pavillion with one (1) drink ticket (Beer, mimosas, Irish Coffee) and one (1) meal)
- $35 for current students (tickets in the student section)
- $20 for the pre-game party only (for those with tickets to the game)
For more information, please communicate with Ashley Burrill.
Shuttles: Free shuttles starting at 10 am from University Square in front of CRX.
Take Transit: Game Day tickets provides free transit on all OC Transpo routes starting 3 hours prior to event, and up to 3 hours after event.
Here are a few game day rules to follow:
- Bags will not be allowed on the shuttle or inside TD Place.
- Be cool, know your limit and drink responsibly. Make sure you have a plan to get home. Students showing signs or intoxication will not be permitted to board the shuttle bus or enter TD Place.
- Be loud and proud! Use #GGNation when posting about the game on all your social media accounts! Check out the sweet Panda Snapchat filters too.
- Share this info: If you purchased tickets for friends, please forward this info along.
PEDRO THE PANDA
The Panda Game gets its name from a mythical but very real stuffed panda bear named Pedro. He was offered up as a prize to the winners of the 1955 grudge match between the cross-town rivals, and from there a star was born. The current trophy given out to the game's winner was created in 2013 by local artist Dale Dunning and is made out of brushed aluminum, replacing the bronze bear which was used from 1979 to 1998. The original stuffed version has survived, is in safe keeping after a lifetime of hard living, and makes occaisional appearances at Gee-Gees alumni events.
HISTORICAL RESULTS: Ottawa 33 - Carleton 17
|Year||Ottawa pts||Carleton pts||Combined Score||Margin||Attendance / Venue|
|2018||38||27||65||11||24,470 / TD Place|
|2017||30||33||63||-3||24,420 / TD Place|
|2016||23||43||66||-20||23,329 / TD Place|
|2015||45||48||93||-3||17,956 / TD Place|
|2014||31||33||64||-2||12,500 / TD Place|
|2013||35||10||45||25||4,250 / Gee-Gees Field|
|1998||59||17||76||42||1,000 / Keith Harris Field|
|1997||22||19||41||3||2,700 / Keith Harris Field|
|1996||45||1||46||44||1,500 / Frank Clair Stadium|
|1995||35||8||43||27||Frank Clair Stadium|
|1994||15||27||42||-12||Frank Clair Stadium|
|1993||21||3||24||18||Frank Clair Stadium|
|1992||17||6||23||11||Frank Clair Stadium|
|1991||34||15||49||19||1,000 at Frank Clair|
|1990||30||17||47||13||10,000 at Frank Clair|
|1989||23||11||34||12||7,500 at Frank Clair|
|1988||29||9||38||20||3,000 at Frank Clair|
|1987||4||8||12||-4||20,000 at Frank Clair|
|1986||30||29||59||1||Frank Clair Stadium|
|1985||27||34||61||-7||Frank Clair Stadium|
|1984||18||30||48||-12||12,000 / Frank Clair Stadium|
|1983||28||33||61||-5||Frank Clair Stadium|
|1982||19||7||26||12||Frank Clair Stadium|
|1981||29||0||29||29||Frank Clair Stadium|
|1980||21||30||51||-9||15,000 / Frank Clair Stadium|
|1979||28||16||44||12||16,000 / Frank Clair Stadium|
|1978||13||24||37||-11||Frank Clair Stadium|
|1977||16||36||52||-20||Frank Clair Stadium|
|1976||19||14||33||5||Frank Clair Stadium|
|1975||55||22||77||33||15,598 / Frank Clair Stadium|
|1974||48||7||55||41||12,000 / Frank Clair Stadium|
|1973||21||14||35||7||Frank Clair Stadium|
|1972||31||14||45||17||Frank Clair Stadium|
|1971||14||28||42||-14||Frank Clair Stadium|
|1970||29||20||49||9||14,000 / Frank Clair Stadium|
|1969||20||21||41||-1||Frank Clair Stadium|
|1968||28||27||55||1||Frank Clair Stadium|
|1967||36||20||56||16||Frank Clair Stadium|
|1966||28||13||41||15||Frank Clair Stadium|
|1965||27||19||46||8||Frank Clair Stadium|
|1964||39||40||79||-1||Frank Clair Stadium|
|1963||41||21||62||20||Frank Clair Stadium|
|1962||13||10||23||3||5,000 / Frank Clair Stadium|
|1961||13||12||25||1||3,000 / Frank Clair Stadium|
|1960||28||6||34||22||Frank Clair Stadium|
|1959||42||0||42||42||Frank Clair Stadium|
|1958||23||0||23||23||Frank Clair Stadium|
|1957||44||0||44||44||Frank Clair Stadium|
|1956||10||14||24||-4||Frank Clair Stadium|
|1955||6||14||20||-8||Frank Clair Stadium|