Redbird Football and Tailgating
Saturday October 5, 2013
11 a.m. Tailgating, 2 p.m. Kick Off, Hancock Stadium
Get ready for Illinois State football by heading to the Redbird Tent Zone for the ultimate tailgate. The Redbirds take on Western Illinois University at the newly renovated Hancock Stadium at 2 p.m.
Take advantage of the free Homecoming shuttles on Saturday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. The morning shuttle (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) will run from the Alumni Center to in front of the Bone Student Center and back again. In the afternoon (1-6 p.m.), the shuttle will continue to stop at the Alumni Center, but will travel through Uptown Normal as well. View the official Homecoming map for route details.
- Redbird Hospitality Tailgate Tent — Sponsored by the Illinois State University Alumni Association
- Reggie’s Tailgate Tent
- College of Applied Science and Technology Homecoming Tailgate
- Mennonite College of Nursing Tailgate
- College of Business Tailgate
- College of Education Tailgate
- College of Fine Arts Tailgate
Illinois State University Tailgating Procedures
Tailgating lots will open at 7 a.m. on game day. Any cars left in those lots from midnight until 7 a.m. on game day will be re-located, and may be ticketed or towed. Tailgating will end 1 1/2 hours after the end of the game. The track infield and surrounding fields are options for approved and scheduled athletic department tailgate activities. Alcohol possession and consumption are restricted to those 21 years of age and older. Signage will be visible in tailgate lots designating tailgate rules and procedures.
- Get info on tailgate lots
- Redbird Tent Zone
- Football Parking Map
- Buy Football Tickets
(When you buy your football tickets through GoRedbirds.com you will also have the ability to buy your parking and/or tailgating permits at that time.)
- Parking/tailgating passes without game tickets
(You will need to create an account before you can see a map and choose a specific game and lot to park/tailgate in.)
Alumni Promo Code
Illinois State Alumni can lock in Homecoming football tickets (Oct. 5 vs. Western Illinois) at a reduced rate on the newly renovated east grandstand of Hancock Stadium! By using the Promo Code ‘ALUM13’ when purchasing tickets on GoRedbirds.com, ISU Alums will have access to best-available reserved tickets on the east grandstand for only $20 per ticket. A limited number of tickets are available at this price so don’t delay! If you need special accommodations or would like west-side seating at the regular ticket price ($25), please contact the Redbird Ticket Office at 309-438-8000.
View images from past Football Games.
- Homecoming 2012 Football Game
- Homecoming 2011 Football Game
- Homecoming 2010 Football Game
- Homecoming 2009 Football Game