NIU to Take on BYU Cougars at SeatGeek Stadium in 2020


Director of Athletics Sean T. Frazier announced Wednesday that 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. (Game Time TBA)

This 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 Red Stars.

The former Chicago Fire Soccer 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.

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 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.

Northern is using this Chicago game to help raise attendance on their home schedule. This will also offer an easier commitment to engage its sports supporters in the Chicagoland area and the 160,000 NIU alumni across Illinois. Attendance for the 2019 NIU Football schedule averaged about 8,750 fans per home game.

Seat Geek Stadium
7000 South Harlem Avenue
Bridgeview, IL 60455

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Select Early Games to watch for:
• Saturday, Sep. 5 Rhode Island Rams @ Huskie Stadium, DeKalb, IL
• Saturday, Sep. 12 Maryland Football @ Maryland Stadium, College Park, MD
• Saturday, Sep. 26 Iowa Hawkeyes @ Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, IA
• Saturday, Oct. 24 BYU Cougars @ SeatGeek Stadium, Bridgeview, IL

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