March 20, 2014
DEKALB, Ill. - Due to the extended winter in the Midwest, the Northern Illinois University softball team's home opener versus Northwestern scheduled for Mar. 26, 2014 has been moved to The Ballpark at Rosemont.
First pitch is set for 2 p.m. Central Time and fans will be able to follow all the action live via Gametracker or they can watch the game on NIUTube at NIUHuskies.com. Subscriptions to NIUTube are $6.95 for a month and $49.95 for the year.
The home of the Chicago Bandits of National Pro Fastpitch, The Ballpark at Rosemont is the only stadium in the country built for a women's professional softball team and features an all turf field.
Gates open at 12 p.m. and admission will be $5 per adult, $3 per student/youth and students with a valid student ID will be free. Concessions will not be open, but fans will be allowed carry-in items as long as no alcohol is brought in. No grilling will be allowed in the stadium.
NIU returns to the diamond Sunday when the Huskies travel to Ames, Iowa to take on Iowa State in a doubleheader. First pitch for Game One is set for 12 p.m. CT with the second game to follow.
Directions to The Ballpark at Rosemont
From the West (Rockford)
I-90 E towards Chicago, then take the I-190W / I-294 S toward O'Hare/Indiana. From there merge onto I-294 S and exit at IL-19 W/W Irving Park Road. Turn right at US-12 W/US-45 N/Mannheim Rd. Take a slight right onto Balmoral Ave and turn left at Pearl Street. Dead end at The Ballpark at Rosemont.
From the North (Milwaukee)
Take I-43 S/I-94 E toward Chicago, take a slight right at I-294 S toward Indiana/O'Hare. From there exit IL-19 W/W Irving Park Road. Turn right at US-12 W/US-45 N/Mannheim Rd then take a slight right at Balmoral Ave and turn left onto Pearl Street. Dead end at The Ballpark at Rosemont.
From the South (Bolingbrook)
Take I-55 N to exit 277A and merge onto I-294 N toward Wisconsin. Take the Balmoral exit and keep left to continue to Balmoral Ave. Turn left onto Balmoral Ave., then turn right at Pearl Street. Dead end at The Ballpark at Rosemont.
From the East (Chicago)
Take I-90 W/I-94 W toward Wisconsin then take exit 78 for I-190 W/I-294 S/Tollway toward O'Hare/Indiana. Take exit 1 for River Road and turn right at Des Plaines River Rd / N River Rd. Take the third right onto Balmoral Ave, then turn right at Pearl Street. Dead end at The Ballpark at Rosemont.