NIU out of tickets to MAC Championship game

NIU Huskie Football fansNorthern Illinois University has sold out of its allotment of 3,000 tickets to the 2013 Marathon Mid-American Conference Championship game, but Huskie fans can still purchase tickets through Ford Field either in advance or at the game.

Northern Illinois reserved seats are in sections 103-109. Tickets also will be available for purchase at the Ford Field box office on game day.

Five buses filled with NIU students will make the trip to Detroit on Friday, along with multiple fan buses. Tickets to the NIU Alumni Association pre-game reception have also sold out.

“I want to thank our fans who have sold out our allotment of tickets to the MAC Championship game for the first time,” said Sean T. Frazier, NIU associate vice president and director of Athletics. “We’ll have a caravan of buses headed to Detroit, including five busloads of NIU students, and I expect them to be loud and proud at Ford Field! Excitement about this team and this program are continuing to build throughout the region and we want to keep it rolling through the rest of this year and into 2014. Go Huskies!”

NIU, 12-0 and ranked No. 14 in the BCS, will be making its fourth consecutive trip to the Marathon MAC Championship Game and Ford Field.

The Marathon MAC Championship game between NIU and MAC East Champion Bowling Green (9-3, 7-1 MAC) will be televised on ESPN2 and the WatchESPN app beginning at 7 p.m. CT/8 p.m. ET.

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

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