Travel packages available to NIU-Army game

Huskies take on Black Knights Sept. 15

West Point’s historic Michie Stadium

West Point’s historic Michie Stadium

Over the past decade, the Northern Illinois football team has played in some of college football’s most storied locales, from Tuscaloosa, Ala. to Ohio State’s “Horseshoe” and “the Big House” of Michigan, not to mention Chicago’s Soldier Field.

On Saturday, Sept. 15, Northern Illinois takes on the Black Knights of Army in West Point, N.Y., at historic and scenic Michie Stadium. It’s the Huskies’ first trip to the Hudson River Valley since 1992.

Northern Illinois fans are invited to follow the defending MAC Champion Huskies to Army, and take in not only the sights and sounds of game day at West Point, but also enjoy a weekend getaway in New York City.

NIU has partnered with Premiere Global Sports to provide Huskie fans with a variety of travel package options. Packages include deluxe hotel, a welcome gathering, game day transportation from the city to West Point (and back), and entrance to the NIU pre-game tailgate party.

Options include airfare and two- or three-night stays at the Millenium Broadway Hotel in the heart of Times Square. Huskie fans will also take in the Cadet Review on “The Plain” one of the time-honored traditions of a West Point game day.

For full information on the NIU-Army travel packages, including pricing and details, visit  niusportstravel.com or call Premiere Global Sports at (855) 329-9274.

Akeem Daniels

Akeem Daniels

NIU takes the nation’s longest Football Bowl Subdivision winning streak into the 2012 season-opener when the Huskies play host to Iowa at Chicago’s Soldier Field on Sept. 1.

Northern Illinois 2012 football season tickets are on sale now online through the NIU Athletics External Office at (815) 753-1923 for just $120 for the full six-game Huskie Stadium season.

Mini-plans, featuring any three Huskie Stadium games, can be purchased for $60, while NIU’s new HuskieLand Plan tickets provide a ticket to the season-opener versus Tennessee-Martin on Sept. 8, the Kansas game on Sept. 22 and the MAC West rivalry game versus Toledo on Nov. 14 along with $45 in gift cards from Buffalo Wild Wings, Village Commons Bookstore and HyVee.

Season ticket holders who order by Tuesday, May 1, also can order tickets to the Sept. 1 NIU-Iowa game at Soldier Field through the NIU Athletics Ticket Office in the Convocation Center.

For more information on NIU football and Huskie athletics, visit www.niuhuskies.com.

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