For months, the renovations on the east side of Hancock Stadium have been progressing and on September 21, fans will get to watch the first Illinois State football contest inside the stadium against Abilene Christian. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m.

Fans will have the opportunity to experience all of the new amenities on-site, which include a new concourse, restrooms, and concession stands. New bleachers with backrests will make watching the game more comfortable, and increased capacity will allow for more fans in  the stadium to cheer on the Redbirds.

After the game, fans in attendance will also be treated to a fireworks display to cap off the historic occasion. To order tickets for the game or season tickets, call the Illinois State University Athletics Ticket Office at (309) 438-8000.