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2013 Orange Bowl Guide

December 3rd, 2012

NIU is in the Orange Bowl! Our MAC-Champion Huskies will play the Florida State Seminoles on January 1, 2013 in Miami.

“This is unprecedented for our conference and for our university,” said Jeff Compher, NIU Associate vice president and director of Athletics. “This will go down as a seminal day in the history of our university and of our football program. It’s a day that all of our alumni, current students and fans will remember forever with tremendous pride. I am confident our fans and alumni will respond with a great presence in Miami for this game. I know the Orange Bowl Committee and the city of Miami will provide a great experience for Huskie Nation.”

Event Pass Pickup
Those who have purchased tickets to our Pregame Reception or New Year’s Eve event may pick up their passes at the Hyatt Regency Miami in the Japengo Room (lobby level) during the following times:

Sunday, December 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday, December 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday, January 1 from 9 a.m. to  1:30 p.m.

Passes can also be picked up at the door at each of these events.

Game Ticket Pickup
If you have ordered game tickets through you can pick up your 2013 Discover Orange Bowl tickets at the following locations:

Sun Life Stadium
Tuesday, January 1 beginning at 4 p.m.

Sunday, December 30 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday, December 31 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday, January 1 from 8 a.m. to noon

2013 Discover Orange Bowl Events

New Year’s Eve in Miami
Join the NIU Alumni Association in Miami as we celebrate New Year’s Even and get ready for the big game on New Year’s Day. Ring in the new year at Jungle Island and celebrate our Huskies’ Orange Bowl bid! This event has sold out. More Information

2013 Discover Orange Bowl Pregame Reception – Sponsored by GEICO
Get ready for the biggest game in NIU history and celebrate a historic season of Huskie football at our pregame reception! Enjoy food, drink, and plenty of Huskie spirit as we party before kickoff. This event has sold out. More Information

2013 Discover Orange Bowl Watch Parties

Official NIU Alumni Association Watch Parties
We will be hosting watch parties in Chicago and across the country for the biggest game in NIU history. Watch parties will start 30 minutes before kickoff on January 1.

Goose Island Wrigleyville
3535 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60657

Goose Island Clybourn
1800 North Clybourn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

Fatty’s Bar and Grille
1312 West Lincoln Highway
DeKalb, IL 60115

Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois
Anyways Restaurant
5 East Roosevelt Road
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

Rockford, Illinois
4414 Charles Street
Rockford, IL 61108

Bedoe’s Bar & Grill
6115 Hickory Flat Highway, Suite 101
Canton, GA 30115

Wyman’s No. 5
2033 East 13th Avenue
Denver, CO 80206

Orlando, Florida
Buffalo Wild Wings
3099 Formosa Gardens Blvd
Kissimmee, FL 34747

New York
Stillwater Bar
78-80 East 4th Street
New York City, New York 10003

Half Moon Sports Bar
2121 E. Highland Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85016

San Diego
Randy Jones All American Sports Grill
7510 Hazard Center Drive #215
San Diego, CA 92108

Henry and Oscar’s Restaurant – Belltown
2525 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121

Washington DC
Ventnor Sports Cafe
2411 18th St. NW
Washington DC 20009

Unofficial Watch Parties
Alumni are hosting a number of informal Orange Bowl watch parties across the country. The NIU Alumni Association is not involved in the planning or operation of these events. Submit an unofficial watch party!

ESTATE Ultra Bar
1177 N Elston
Chicago, IL 60642
Owned and operated by proud NIU Alumni

Forest Park, Illinois
Old School Tavern and Grill
201 DesPlaines
Forest Park, IL 60130

Geneva, Illinois
Buffalo Wild Wings
820 Commons Drive
Geneva, IL 60134

Woodridge, Illinois
Buffalo Wild Wings
6450 Illinois 53
Woodridge, IL

San Francisco, California
Dirty Trix Saloon
408 Clement St.
San Francisco, CA

Las Vegas, Nevada
La Piazza “Chicago Style” Bar and Grill
1000 N. Main St.
Las Vegas, Nv. 89101

New Orleans, Louisiana
Bayou Burger & Sports Bar
504 Bourbon St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

Ashville, North Carolina
Westville Pub
Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28787

Cary, North Carolina
Carolina Ale House
2240 Walnut Street
Cary, NC 27518