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NIU to Take on BYU at SeatGeek Stadium

February 19, 2020

2020 Huskie Chi-Town Showdown Set for Saturday, October 24

The Northern Illinois University Huskies will take on the BYU Cougars at SeatGeek Stadium in the 2020 Huskie Chi-Town Showdown on Saturday, October 24, NIU Associate Vice-President and Director of Athletics Sean T. Frazier recently announced.

The second edition of the Huskie Chi-Town Showdown will be held at the 20,000-seat stadium in Bridgeview, formerly the home of the Chicago Fire and current home of the Chicago RedStars, as the latest indication of NIU Athletics’ continuing commitment to engage its supporters in Chicagoland and the 160,000 NIU alumni across Illinois.
“Over the years, we have brought Huskie Football to our alumni and supporters in Chicagoland by playing games at Soldier Field and at Guaranteed Rate Field,” Frazier said. “In 2020, we’re excited to play a storied program like BYU in a new location for us, SeatGeek Stadium, and look forward to filling the venue with Huskie fans for this Saturday game in October.” 
SeatGeek Stadium offers convenient parking in the lots surrounding the stadium for tailgating and pregame festivities, with excellent views of the action from every seat. Club seating and hospitality suites are also available, providing more fans with access to these amenities. Transportation packages for fans from DeKalb (NIU) to SeatGeek Stadium will be available through the NIU Alumni Association with details to be announced as they are finalized.
NIU head coach Thomas Hammock said the opportunity to play a game in Chicagoland aligns well with the program’s commitment to recruiting the area.
“In terms of recruiting, we consider Chicago our home,” Hammock said. “The opportunity to play a game in the city at a stadium that has never hosted a college football game before is going to be special for our team.”
Tickets for the 2020 Huskie Chi-Town Showdown are priced at just $25 each for NIU season ticket members, $10 less than the general public pricing of $35.
NIU-BYU game tickets are included in the 2020 season ticket renewal forms available online NOW at, and both new and returning season ticket members have the option to purchase additional tickets for the game at the $25 price or to decline those tickets. Renewal forms will be mailed out, along with the 2020 Huskie Athletic Fund membership guide and more information on the Huskie Chi-Town Showdown specifically for season ticket and HAF members, later this month.
NIU will play five home games at Huskie Stadium in 2020, equaling the number of games the Huskies have played in DeKalb in each of the last two seasons. The game at SeatGeek Stadium marks the fifth time the Huskies have played a home game in Chicagoland dating back to 2007.   
Single game tickets for the Huskie Chi-Town Showdown are now available at Click here to order today!   
NIU students will receive a free ticket to the 2020 Huskie Chi-Town Showdown, as they do for all home games at Huskie Stadium. A limited number of student guest tickets for the BYU game will be available for $25 each. More details on student tickets and student guest tickets, as well as student transportation options, will be available in the fall.
For more information, including questions on donor areas and parking, as well as transportation options, go to, or contact the Huskie Athletic Fund via email at [email protected] or by phone at 815-753-1923.