Northern Illinois University will hold the 109th Homecoming celebration Saturday, Oct. 24.
A weekend of festivities welcoming alumni back to campus will be highlighted by the Huskie football team‘s game versus Mid-American Conference West Division foe Eastern Michigan at Huskie Stadium. Kickoff times for all of NIU’s games in 2015 are TBA.
Homecoming Weekend will be an important part of NIU’s season-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of Huskie Stadium in 2015 as the stadium was dedicated, and the first game played, on Homecoming Weekend 1965 (a 48-6 NIU win over Illinois State on Nov. 6). Throughout the year, NIU will remember the exciting wins, great teams, outstanding players and additional events that have been held in Huskie Stadium.
Northern Illinois University’s Homecoming originated with an alumni football game played Oct. 10, 1903. NIU’s Homecoming is the oldest major college alumni gathering in the state and the Huskies have one of the longest-celebrated Homecoming traditions in the country. The Huskie football team has an all-time record of 68-30-10 on Homecoming and are 34-14-2 in Homecoming football games played since moving to Huskie Stadium.
NIU, the defending Mid-American Conference Champions and winners of 30 of its last 31 games at Huskie Stadium, will play six games on its home field in 2015, beginning with the season opener Sept. 5 versus UNLV. In 2015, season tickets are an even greater value than ever before with season ticket purchasers receiving discounts of up to 61 percent off of single-game pricing, depending on seat location.
See all six games for $132 for West Side seating in the premium sections (chairbacks and benchbacks, not including per-seat donation) as well as sections C, D and E. Pay just $122 for seats in sections B and F on the West Side and for East Side (general admission) season tickets. For just $99, see all six games from seats in sections A or G on the West Side. The season ticket price for NIU faculty and staff, Varsity Club, Alumni Association members and senior citizens is $115 for seats in all sections except A and G.
For fans who want to see the October 24 Homecoming game, as well as their choice of any two other games on the NIU schedule (excluding UNLV) from the same great seats every game, consider the 50th Anniversary Black Mini-Plan for just $75. The 50th Anniversary Red Mini-Plan offers UNLV game tickets (along with any two other games excluding Homecoming) for $75.
The season ticket Family Pack (four tickets for every game in sections A, B, F or G for $299) has also been added to the season ticket menu in 2015 and provides a great option for families. Additional season tickets can be added to this plan for just $74.75.
Single game tickets, priced this season at $42 for all reserved seats, will go on sale in July. Special group ticket pricing is available for as few as 15 people.
Because of the tremendous savings, as well as additional benefits that come as a season ticket holder – including priority access to away game tickets, e-mail updates and a unique season ticket holder gift – fans are urged to purchase or renew their 2015 season tickets today with a priority deadline of Saturday, April 11.
Renew or purchase your new NIU Football 2015 season tickets online or download the season ticket form and return via mail or in-person to the NIU Athletics Ticket Office. NIU Ticket Office and Huskie Athletic Fund personnel are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to answer your ticket and donation questions. Call 815-753-PACK (7225).
For more information on NIU football and Huskie athletics, visit www.niuhuskies.com.