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Redbird tailgate at Illinois State vs. Northern Illinois game

Saturday, August 31st 2019
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
$14 – $25

Event Description

The Illinois State Redbirds are kicking off the 2019 season with a visit up north to take on the Northern Illinois Huskies. Mark those calendars, buy game tickets, and register for the Redbird tailgate before it sells out!


Before the game, join the Illinois State University Alumni Association and Redbird Athletics for a fun tailgate and pep rally. 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!

Cost of tailgate is $25 and includes favorites like hot dogs and hamburgers as well as open bar. Cost for those under 21 is $14. Registration is open until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 16 or until capacity is reached. Go online or contact Alumni Engagement-Chicago Office at (309) 438-3500.

General game-day parking is available for $15 in the Convocation Center lots and opens five hours prior to kickoff for tailgating.


Be sure to purchase your game tickets now through the Redbird Athletic ticket site to sit in the Illinois State section and cheer the Redbirds onto victory! Game tickets are $35 and seat locations will be allocated by priority points using established Weisbecker Scholarship Fund guidelines. Kickoff is at 6 p.m.

Can’t attend? Download the Redbird Athletic app to get live stats, audio, and more.

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


Redbird Tailgate Tent
North of Chessick Practice Center, 1332 Stadium Drive N
Dekalb, Illinois