Take the Huskie Fan Bus to NIU-Northwestern Game



Aug. 18, 2014

DeKALB, Ill. - Join fellow Northern Illinois University football fans and travel in comfort to watch the NIU Huskies take on Northwestern on Sept. 6 at Ryan Field in Evanston. Any Huskie fan can sign up now to ride the bus on one of two routes being offered by the Huskie Athletic Fund for just $40 for the round trip ride.

One bus will leave from the NIU Convocation Center in DeKalb at 9:30 a.m. and stop at the NIU Naperville campus (1120 E. Diehl Rd., Naperville) and at the Oak Brook Center (100 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook), while the second bus will depart from the NIU Rockford campus (8500 E. State St., Rockford) at 9:30 a.m. and stop at the NIU campus in Hoffman Estates (5555 Trillium Blvd., Hoffman Estates) before making its way to Evanston.

The Huskie fan buses will arrive at Ryan Field approximately three hours prior to the 2:30 p.m. kickoff, in time for fans to attend the NIU Alumni Association tailgate (separate registration required). The bus will depart approximately 30 minutes after the end of the game and return to the original pickup locations.

To sign up for the Huskie fan bus trip to Ryan Field, departing from either DeKalb or Rockford, and for complete information on parking areas and the bus route, click here or call the Huskie Athletic Fund at 815-753-PACK (7225) between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Note that game tickets as well as admission to the NIU Alumni Association tailgate, for fans who wish to attend that event, are not included in the $40 cost of the bus trip.

For more information or to register for the NIU Alumni Association tailgate, go to www.myniu.com.

The last day to purchase tickets to the NIU-Northwestern football game through the NIU Athletics Ticket Office, and be guaranteed a seat in the NIU sections of the stadium, is this Wednesday, August 20th at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 each. Call 815-753-PACK (7225), or stop by the Convocation Center Ticket Office to get your Northwestern game tickets through NIU today.



NIU has also set deadlines for the sale of tickets for its away games at UNLV on Sept. 13 and at Arkansas on Sept. 20. The Huskie Ticket Office will have UNLV tickets through Friday, August 29th, while Monday, Sept. 8th will be the final day to purchase Arkansas tickets through NIU. UNLV tickets are $35 each, while the price for each Arkansas game ticket is $45. In addition to calling the ticket office, fans can use the form located on the Tickets page of NIUHuskies.com to order away game tickets.

The Huskies kick off the season versus Presbyterian in 11 days. Season tickets for NIU home games, as well as single game tickets, are on sale now through the NIU Athletics Ticket Office, online at NIUHuskies.com or by calling 815-753-PACK (7225) during regular business hours. Season tickets provide a substantial savings over single-game tickets and provide the same ticket location for every game.

Fans will also be encouraged to join fellow Huskie fans, Huskie student-athletes and Huskie legends in The Yard, the new official pregame tailgate of NIU Athletics. Located on the west lawn of Huskie Stadium, The Yard opens 2 ½ hours before game time and will offer food for purchase, a beer garden, Kids' Zone, large screen television, live bands and more! Make plans to come out to The Yard before every home game this season!

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