The Illinois State men’s basketball team is traveling to Chicago this winter to take on the Loyola Ramblers at Gentile Arena. Before the game, Illinois State alumni and Redbird fans are invited to gather at nearby Bar63!

Men’s basketball reception

When: Sunday, February 9, 12:30–2:30 p.m. (3 p.m. game)
Where: Bar63, 6341 North Broadway, Chicago, (2 blocks from the arena); (773) 942-6269
Cost: $10 per person, includes a heavy appetizer buffet and soft drinks. A cash bar will be available.
Registration deadline: February 3

Parking is available on the street in front of the restaurant or in the Loyola Parking Structure on Kenmore. The reception venue is a block west and a block south (just south of Devon Avenue/West Sheridan Road). Gentile Arena is located at 6511 North Winthrop. View a map of Loyola’s campus.

Please note that game tickets are not included. To purchase game tickets, visit the Loyola athletics website or call the Loyola ticket office at (773) 508-WOLF (9653). Request to sit with the visiting team and make sure to wear your Redbird gear!

Register online for the receptions at or by calling Alumni Relations at 309-438-2586. Contact Alumni Relations with any questions at or (309) 438-2586.