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Check out new scoreboard on movie night

September 5, 2013

Huskie Stadium scoreboardNorthern Illinois will hold “Movie Night at Huskie Stadium” on Wednesday, Sept. 11, to mark the official debut of the new HD scoreboard, ribbon boards and audio system installed at Huskie Stadium this summer.

Fans are invited to come to Huskie Stadium at 6 p.m., get autographs from NIU student-athletes, including members of the Northern Illinois football team, and settle in on the turf for a free showing of “Wreck-It Ralph” beginning at 6:45 p.m.

Admission to “Movie Night at Huskie Stadium” is free and open to all. Children (15 and younger) must be accompanied by an adult. All seating will be on the turf (no chairs) and except for bottled water, no food or beverages are allowed.

Parking is available on Stadium Drive in spaces surrounding Huskie Stadium and in the newly-repaved Lot L/K, which has entrances both on Stadium Drive and on Lincoln Highway. Parking will NOT be permitted on the east or west grass and tailgating is not allowed. Restrooms on the east side of Huskie Stadium will be open and available for use.

Huskie student-athletes will sign autographs in the north end zone of the stadium between 6 and 6:45 p.m. and the NIU bounce-house will be set up nearby. The Huskie kiosk will be manned with staffers providing ticket information.

Wreck-It RalphPrior to the movie, fans can view several of their favorite Huskie videos, including the 2012 all-sports and football highlight tapes, and see the Daktronics LED Ribbon Fascia boards installed on the east and west side of the stadium in action. The 100-foot wide boards provide 20 mm HD graphics and will be used to promote upcoming events, display engaging graphics and sponsor logos and in-game information.

The movie will be shown in HD on the new Daktronics LED Video Display that is nearly double the width and slightly taller than the Huskies’ last scoreboard. The new scoreboard measures 15.5 feet high and 39.5 feet wide and uses a newer LED technology that will provide a sharper picture and more detail. The redesigned audio system has greatly enhanced the sound quality to the east and west grandstands, improving clarity for both music and speaking.

Just 10 days after “Movie Night,” the 2013 Northern Illinois football team will make its home debut at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, when the Huskies play host to Eastern Illinois in the first of five home games this season. NIU will carry the longest on-campus winning streak in the country – 21 games – into that contest.

Movie Night Details

  • Only blankets will be allowed on the field. Chairs will not be permitted.
  • Only bottled water will be permitted on the field. Food and other beverages of any kind are not allowed.
  • All seating will be on the turf and fans will not be permitted in the stands.
  • Footballs and other balls cannot be brought into the stadium.
  • In the event of rain or severe weather, the event will be cancelled and will not be rescheduled.
  • Restrooms will be open on the East Side of Huskie Stadium.
  • Parking is available on Stadium Drive and in Lots L/K. No parking in the east or west grass and no tailgating.

For more information, call (815) 753-PACK (7225).