All fans are being encouraged to wear their Huskie Red as the game is the "Red Sea" promotion as NIU looks to "swamp" the Black Knights of Army (who have sold out of their allotment of tickets for this game, by the way). To help the cause, Northern Illinois will pass out red "We Are Huskies" T-shirts to fans on both the East and West sides of the stadium. In addition, the Thunderstix (yes, they are back) color of the day is red.
As usual, the home opening game has been designated as Biz-Ag Day and the FanFest area on the West Side of the stadium will include a pre-game petting zoo and tractors on display, courtesy of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau.
Fans will want to leave the tailgate areas and get to their seats in time to see the coin toss versus Army as Marine Corps veteran and former Northern Illinois defensive end Jake Coffman will be on hand as part of the Wounded Warrior Project. Be in the stadium early to welcome Jake back to Huskie Stadium!
Finally, at the conclusion of the game, stick around for FIREWORKS! What a great way to help celebrate Labor Day weekend and a Huskie victory!
Tickets to the Army game, as well as all single games for the 2011 season, are on sale now. Click on the Buy Tickets button on NIUHuskies.com or at Ticketmaster.com.
Don't miss one of the most exciting games of the season - the 2011 Huskie football season opener on September 3. Kickoff is at 6 p.m., don't be late!