As the Illinois State football team heads to Eastern Washington for the FCS quarterfinals this Saturday, watch parties are planned¬†back home and around the country to help support the Redbirds. This is the second time in the last three seasons the two programs have met in the FCS quarterfinals. If you can’t make it to a watch party, the game will be available on ESPN3.com.

The Redbirds defeated Northern Iowa last weekend at Hancock Stadium 41-21 to avenge their only loss of the season. With a win this Saturday, the Redbirds will advance to the FCS semifinals for the first time since 1999.

While the celebration will be taking place closer to campus at various locations in Bloomington-Normal and Chicago, Illinois State alumni are hosting their own watch parties in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, and St. Louis.

There is no cost involved to attend any of the venues, but be sure to arrive before the 3 p.m. (CST) kickoff to ensure you have a spot to watch the Redbirds continue their postseason run.

Don’t forget to wear your favorite Redbird gear watch the Missouri Valley Conference champions continue their campaign in the FCS playoffs.

BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL

PUB II

102 North Linden Street, Normal, Illinois

JOE’S PUB

3907 General Electric Road, Bloomington, Illinois

BUFFALO WILD WINGS

3220 East Empire Street, Bloomington, Illinois

TIMES PAST INN

Towanda Plaza Shopping Center, 1216 Towanda Avenue, Bloomington

CHICAGOLAND

HIGHLINE

169 West Kinzie Street, Chicago, Illinois

FLAGSHIP TAVERN/GRILL

1622 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, Illinois

RANCHEROS

523 Fairway Drive, Naperville, Illinois

ISLAND SPORTS BAR AND GRILL

13414 Olde Western Avenue, Blue Island, Illinois

ST. LOUIS

Over/Under Bar & Grill

911 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri

DENVER

The Sportsbook Bar and Grill

9660 East Arapahoe Road, Greenwood Village, Colorado

DALLAS

Wild Turkey

2470 Walnut Hill, Dallas, Texas