Did you take a photo with your family at Hancock Stadium last weekend? We’ll bet it’s not as cool as this one.

During the Redbird football game on Saturday, our partners at Blakeway Worldwide Panoramas took an ultra-high resolution, 360-degree photo from midfield. The interactive photo is billions of pixels in size—yes, billion with a “b”—and mesmerizing to see.

Here are just 10 of the many, many things you can spot in this Family Weekend Gigapixel image:

Glitter Guys

The Glitter Guys

Remember the Redbird super-fan who showed up at basketball games last year? Now there’s three of them.

President's Suite

President’s Suite

You can spot President Larry Dietz and Marlene Dietz in the President’s Suite, as well as other VIPs. Interim Vice President for Student Affairs Brent Paterson is seen chatting with Family Weekend headliner Bill Engvall.


Big Red Marching Machine

Illinois State’s marching band isn’t hard to spot on the west-side grandstand.

Student fans

Dress-up time

That’s probably the only student dressed up as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle in the entire stadium. Probably.

WJBC crew

WJBC crew

Do you listen to Redbird football games on WJBC radio? Here’s your on-air crew, Dick Luedke and Ted Schmitz, up in the broadcast booth.

Photogenic Man

Mr. Photogenic

We don’t know his real name (yet), but he definitely knew this photo was being taken.

Victory Bell

Victory Bell

The Victory Bell has been on the sidelines at Hancock for ISU game days since the 1964 football season.

Hamster wheel

Hamster wheel

Some in-game entertainment was happening when the photo was shot.

Iowa State

Mr. Iowa State

This fan’s No. 1 team never stood a chance in this game. Because the team wasn’t playing in this game.



You can scan the Gigapixel photo and tag yourself or a friend.

Love the photo? You can get your own panoramic version of the photo—the perfect addition to any Illinois State fan cave. Order now at pano.ly/isupano.

Ryan Denham can be reached at rmdenha@IllinoisState.edu.