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Student fan travel package available for MAC Championship game

November 29, 2015

Thumbnail for 142621For the sixth-straight season, the NIU football team will compete in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) Championship game which will be held this Friday, December 4 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.

The NIU Student Association (SA) and Student Involvement & Leadership Development (SILD) have partnered to sponsor a fan bus package for students who wish to travel to Detroit to cheer on the Huskies as they take on Bowling Green for the MAC title.

A limited number of student fan bus packages will be available for purchase beginning Monday, November 30, at 1:00 p.m. Student fan bus package sales close on Wednesday, December 2, at 1:00 p.m., if packages do not sell out in advance of the deadline.

The cost of the student fan bus package is $20.00 and will be available at

The fan bus package includes:

  • Coach bus travel to Ford Field and a return trip to DeKalb
  • Dinner Friday evening
  • One NIU student MAC football championship game ticket

Check-in for the student fan bus package will occur in the Convocation Center in Entrance 5 at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, December 4. If needed, parking is available in lot C3 (North of the Convocation Center).  The travel itinerary includes one stop for lunch (at the student’s expense) during the trip, and dinner will be provided shortly after arrive in Detroit at Rub BBQ Pub.

Students will not be permitted to bring any liquids onto the bus, and bags will be searched.

Buses will leave Ford Field immediately following the game.

Student fan bus packages are non-transferable and non-refundable. No exceptions. Only NIU students in good judicial standing will be allowed to participate in the student fan bus package. The name on the purchased ticket must match the OneCard presented at check-in.

For additional questions please contact Student Involvement & Leadership Development (SILD) at 815-753-1421.