2022 NIU Football Game Promotions Celebrate Alumni, Community & More

DeKALB, Illinois – A full list of promotional days, sponsor giveaways, Northern Illinois University’s 115th homecoming and the Orange Bowl team’s 10th anniversary celebration are just some of the highlights surrounding Huskie football’s six home games in 2022.

See the 2022 football promotions here.

Before each home match, all fans are invited to The courtyard on the west side of Huskie Stadium, a free gathering place. The Yard features music, a tour of the Huskie Marching Band, Silverettes and cheerleaders, a kids’ area with inflatables, games, food and drink available for purchase, and the Huskie Athletic Fund tent. This year, NIU’s new flagship radio station – 94-9 WDKB – will host the “Toyota Huskie Nation Pre-Game Party” starting 90 minutes before The Yard kicks off.. During the November MACtion games, The Yard moves inside the Chessick Practice Center.

The season opener on Thursday, September 1 is Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day with all NIU employees eligible to purchase tickets through a “buy one, get one free” offer. To take advantage of this opportunity, faculty and staff can email huskiestickets@niu.edu with their NIU email address to receive the promotional code or present their personal ID at the box office on game day.

NIU’s game on Saturday, September 17 vs. Vanderbilt prepares to be a special day as NIU will be celebrating the 2012 Huskie Team 10th Anniversary who made a historic run at the Orange Bowl after winning the MAC Championship in a double-overtime thriller over Kent State. The squad players will meet throughout the weekend and will be presented on the pitch at half-time. The Vanderbilt game is also Band Day and Scout Day. For more information on Scout Day, which includes discounted tickets, a pre-game tailgate, the chance to create the high five tunnel for team entry, a post-game movie field game and more, contact Rob Doerger, Director of Ticket Sales (rdoerger@niu.edu/815-753-6667).

On October 8, alumni, fans and more are invited to “come home to NIU” to celebrate the 115th Homecomingone of the oldest such celebrations in the country as the NIU soccer team takes on Toledo at 2:30 p.m. A full slate of on-campus events are scheduled throughout the week, and NIU Athletics is adding to that schedule with the induction of the Hall of Fame 2022 Classes on Friday, October 7, including current Huskies head coach Thomas Hammock, football players Chandler Harnish and Chad Spann and volleyball star Kristin Hoffman. See the full class here.

Additionally, NIU celebrates the Title IX 50th Anniversary homecoming weekend, when female student-athletes from across Huskies history – more than 1,900 in all – are invited to return to connect with current members of NIU’s women’s sports teams and participate in the festivities of the reunion. A special brunch and panel revisiting this history will take place on Sunday, October 9 at the NIU Convocation Center.

For MACtion games on Wednesday, Nov. 2 against Central Michigan, the Huskies will recognize Hometown Heroes, including members of the military and first responders, while NIU will face Miami, Ohio on Wednesday, Nov. 16 for the Mallory Cup, in the honor of the late Bill Mallory, who led both teams to MAC titles during a storied career.

Finally, fans are invited to cap off their Thanksgiving weekend with a traditional Saturday game on Nov. 26 when NIU takes on Akron for Senior Day with a special replica jersey that day courtesy of Old National Bank.

The Senior Day jersey giveaway is one of four different giveaways offered throughout the season by NIU game sponsors. The first 1,000 fans at the September 1 season opener will receive a 1st State Bank drawstring bag. For the Vanderbilt game, get a Huskie-branded FNBO headband. A Homecoming giveaway is in the works with game sponsor Northwestern Medicine. Gift supplies are limited, so be sure to get into the doors early.

The Akron game is also the second of two “Pup Club Days” this season, with NIU Pup Club members receiving a ticket to the Homecoming game on October 8 and the season finale at home. Of course, Pup Club members get free admission to all other NIU events, including volleyball, basketball, and soccer. To learn more about the Pup Club, click here.

There are also several in-game promotions, such as the Hy-Vee Kick where a fan will have the opportunity to win free races for a year at five of NIU’s six home games. NIU will also interact with fans during gameplay through the NIU Huskies app with trivia contests and more in select games. Download the FREE NIU Huskies app here.

The football promotions page on NIUHuskies.com lists each of these efforts, game by game, and will be updated throughout the year as new promotions and outreach efforts are added.

With the added value of special events and match promotions, now is the time to purchase football season tickets, mini-plans and/or match tickets. Purchase tickets anytime online at NIUHuskies.com or by calling 815-753-PACK (7225) during regular business hours. The Huskie All-Saturday Mini-Plan includes all three Saturday games for $90. Add a ticket to Thursday night’s season opener during the single game, pre-purchase, or simply purchase season tickets for all six home games for as little as $97 (east side) or $144 ( west, reserved). Get together with friends and purchase the Huskie Family 4 Pack for the lowest prices for reserved West Side seats for four or more season passes. Full information on tickets, options and prices can be found here. Remember that parking is available for free in the NIU Convocation Center lots with your ticket purchase.

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