***NEW TICKET UPDATE AS OF 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 ***
DeKALB, Ill. - Single game tickets for the Northern Illinois Huskies' 2013 home opener versus Eastern Illinois on Saturday are no longer available, NIU officials announced Friday. As of 2 p.m., the only way to obtain a ticket to Saturday's game is by purchasing a season ticket.
A limited number of season tickets, which provide a ticket to all five of the Huskies' 2013 home games, remain on sale and are the best way to guarantee your seats, in the best locations, for every home game this year. Season tickets are $100 for the general public and can be purchased by calling 815-753-PACK (7225).
NIU students are reminded to get into the East Side stands early on Saturday as seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Students are admitted on the East Side with a valid OneCard. All Huskie Stadium gates open at 4:30 p.m.
All fans, especially those who will be picking up tickets from the Will Call Windows on the West Side, are reminded to leave extra time to ensure you are in your seats in time to see the 2012 Mid-American Conference Championship flag raised prior to kickoff. Will Call Windows will open at Huskie Stadium at 2:30 p.m.
Posted at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 20, 2013
DeKALB, Ill. - A very limited number of tickets remain available for the Northern Illinois University football team's 2013 home opener versus Eastern Illinois this Saturday, Sept. 21, NIU officials announced Friday. Kickoff for the intrastate match-up between the 2-0 Huskies and the 3-0 Panthers is at 6 p.m. (CT).
Only a few hundred seats remain on the West Side of Huskie Stadium, while seating for NIU students on the East Side of Huskie Stadium is available on a first come, first served basis. Students are urged to get in the stadium early, pick up your NIU T-shirt and Thunderstix (limited quantities) and get loud while cheering on the Huskies. Students do not need a ticket, simply have your valid NIU OneCard swiped to enter the stadium. All Huskie Stadium gates open at 4:30 p.m.
With a large crowd expected at Huskie Stadium Saturday, fans are reminded to leave extra time to ensure you are in your seats in time to see the 2012 Mid-American Conference Championship flag raised prior to kickoff.
The best way to guarantee your seat to each of NIU's five home games this year, including Saturday's Eastern Illinois contest, is to purchase season tickets. Season tickets remain on sale for only $100 (general public) and $88 for NIU Alumni Association members, NIU faculty and staff, senior citizens (62+) and NIU Varsity Club members. To purchase season tickets, call NIU Athletics at 815-753-PACK (7225), or go online to www.NIUHuskies.com/tickets.
Single game tickets for NIU's four remaining home games, including the Homecoming contest on Oct. 12 versus Akron, are on sale now. For the best seat selection, order your tickets early at 815-753-PACK (7225), or 24 hours a day, seven days a week online at www.NIUHuskies.com. Single game and season tickets will be available for purchse Saturday at Huskie Stadium.
For the latest information on parking, Saturday's OktoberFest activities, items permitted in Huskie Stadium and more, visit "GameDay Central" on NIUHuskies.com. For all the latest gameday updates, follow @NIUHuskies and @NIUscores on Twitter throughout the day.
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