Northern Illinois University Athletics will hold its annual Family Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 19, at Huskie Stadium with activities for all ages, free parking and admission. Fans, families and alumni from DeKalb to Chicago, Rockford and beyond are all invited to enjoy an afternoon with the Huskies less than two weeks before the team takes on Boston College in the 2017 season opener on Sept. 1 at Huskie Stadium.
NIU is looking to #BlackOutBC for the 2017 season opener when Boston College becomes the first Atlantic Coast Conference team to play in Huskie Stadium since 2003. Single-game tickets are priced at $30 (west side, reserved) and $20 (east side, general admission). Discounts for groups as small as 15 people are also available.
The Family Fun Day begins at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 19 when fans are invited to the west stands to watch the 2017 Huskie football team practice. After watching the Huskies, fans are invited onto the field to meet the team, get autographs and mingle with the coaches, staff and players in the north end zone at about 4:45 p.m.
The NIU bounce house and inflatable games will be set up in the end zone for kids. Purchase concession items, pick up 2017 posters for football, volleyball, and men’s and women’s soccer to keep track of every game, and see the Jacoby Trophy. This award was won by NIU for the first time and recognizes the top women’s athletics program in the Mid-American Conference.
Huskie football tickets are available for purchase online at Ticketmaster 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Call 815-753-PACK (7225) or stop by the NIU Athletics Ticket Office in the Convocation Center between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Season and single-game tickets are now available, including Family Packs offering four tickets to every 2017 home game for just $199 or $299 (depending on seat locations) and a Red or Black Mini-Plan with tickets to three select games for $40. NIU alumni, senior citizens and NIU faculty and staff can take advantage of a season ticket discount with all season ticket members receiving additional benefits, including invitations to exclusive events and a season ticket member gift.
Ask about chairback and benchback seating to watch every game from the best seats in Huskie Stadium. For more information, call 815-753-PACK (7225).