NIU to face BYU at Seat Geek Stadium on Oct. 24
DEKALB -- 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 announced Wednesday.
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.
"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."
Transportation packages for fans from DeKalb to SeatGeek Stadium will be available through the NIU Alumni Association with details to be announced.
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 $25 for NIU season ticket members. NIU-BYU game tickets are included in the 2020 season ticket renewal forms available online NOW at NIUHuskies.com/myhuskies.
Single-game tickets for the Huskie Chi-Town Showdown are now available at SeatGeek.com.
More details on student tickets and student guest tickets, as well as student transportation options, will be available in the fall.
For more information, go to NIUHuskies.com, HuskieAthleticFund.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or 815-753-1923.