Huskies, Hawkeyes to meet Labor Day Weekend in Chicago
Tickets to Soldier Field Showdown III, the Labor Day Weekend college football match-up between Northern Illinois and Iowa at Chicago’s landmark stadium, are now on sale.
Members of the general public can purchase tickets to the Sept. 1 game through Ticketmaster as well as the NIU Athletics Ticket Office.
Fans can order tickets online, over the phone at 1-800-745-3000 or in person at any Ticketmaster outlet.
Tickets to Soldier Field Showdown III are priced at $60 (upper level seats), $70 (lower level and midfield) and $80 (club seats). Fans will be able to designate their fan affiliation to be seated on the appropriate side of the stadium.
Although the priority deadline for Northern Illinois season ticket holders has passed, Huskie fans who order 2012 season tickets or donate to the Huskie Athletic Support Fund by calling the NIU Athletics External Office at (815) 753-1923 or the NIU Athletics Ticket office at (815) 752-6800, will be able to order Northern Illinois-Iowa tickets at that time through NIU.
Northern Illinois students can purchase a ticket to Soldier Field Showdown III in the designated student section for $25. Student tickets can only be ordered in person at the NIU Athletics Ticket Office in the Convocation Center and will be distributed on game day with an NIU OneCard (student ID).
The NIU Athletics Ticket Office in the Convocation Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Northern Illinois will play a September game at Soldier Field for the third time in six seasons, and Iowa and NIU will reprise their ultra-successful 2007 Labor Day Weekend game in Chicago. That contest attracted a sell-out crowd of 61,500. Last year, NIU and Wisconsin played Saturday, Sept. 17, at Soldier Field in front of 41,068 fans.
NIU and Iowa will meet for the eighth time with the Hawkeyes winning each of the previous meetings.
The Huskies won the 2011 Mid-American Conference Championship and defeated Sun Belt Champion Arkansas State in the GoDaddy.com Bowl in Mobile, Ala. NIU returns 19 starters, including 11 on defense and all of its specialists, while the offense will be led by junior quarterback Jordan Lynch.
Iowa posted a 7-6 record a year ago, including an appearance in the 2011 Insight Bowl versus Oklahoma. The Hawkeyes return 12 starters, and feature new coordinators on both sides of the ball in 2012.
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.