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Redbird Football is traveling to Evanston!

Saturday, September 10th 2016
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Event Description

Redbird football is traveling to Evanston!
Join the Illinois State University Alumni Association and Redbird Athletics for a fun tailgate and pep rally at Canal Shores Golf Course on Saturday, September 10, 2016 as Redbird football prepares to take on in-state rival Northwestern Wildcats in Evanston. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet many of Illinois State University’s top administrators, network with alumni and friends, and enjoy some Redbird football!

11 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, September 10th

Canal Shores Golf Course
1030 Central St.
Evanston, IL 60201

Ryan Field is about a seven minute walk (0.3 miles) from Canal Shores.

Tailgate registration fee of $40 includes a lunch buffet from Ten Mile House, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks.

Parking spaces are available for advanced purchase at $30 per vehicle on the 12th hole of Canal Shores Golf Course, directly across from the tailgate. Registration for the tailgate is required in order to purchase a parking space and are limited. Canal Shores is also located steps from the CTA purple line Central station stop with train service available every 12 to 14 minutes.

This is expected to sell out so don’t miss it! Register by Tuesday, August 30, 2016 or until capacity is reached by following Alumni.IllinoisState.edu/NWTailgate or contact Alumni Relations at (309) 438-2586 or (800) 366-4478.

Tickets are no longer available through the Illinois State Athletics Ticket Office as the Illinois State section has sold out. Seats are still available in Section 133, located next to the ISU section (Section 134) and throughout the stadium. Tickets are $40 and must be purchased through Northwestern’s ticket office.

2:30 p.m. Kickoff
Ryan Field
1501 Central St.
Evanston, IL 60201

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a season ticket holder or donor to the Weisbecker Scholarship Fund, need special accommodations or have ticket questions, please contact the Redbird Ticket Office at (309) 438-8000.

Redbird fans interested in staying the night close to the activities are recommended to contact:

Doubletree Hotel & Conference Center-Chicago North Shore
9599 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL 60077-4 miles to the stadium
(847) 679-7000
Room rates begin at $199 + tax

Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago-North Shore/Skokie
5201 Old Orchard Road,
Skokie, IL 60077-4.5 miles from stadium
(847) 583-1111
Room rates begin at $179 + tax

If you will need special accommodations, please contact the event organizer.


Alumni Engagement
(309) 438-2586