Illinois State’s Peoria Area Alumni Network is ready to cheer on the Redbirds! This is a great opportunity for alumni to visit campus and watch the football team take on Eastern Illinois.

The Peoria Area Alumni Network board will provide hamburgers and hot dogs. Alumni are asked to please bring sides to share and drinks for the members of their party. If any alum plans to bring alcohol, it is highly suggested to review the official tailgating rules. Please note that glass bottles are not allowed.

When: Saturday, September 17
11:30 a.m., tailgate
2 p.m., kickoff
Where: Tailgate lot F62, space 116

Tailgate lot F62 is not a public lot. Guests will need to purchase a parking pass for one of the public lots and walk over to tailgate lot F62. Those wishing to attend the football game can purchase tickets separately at or call (309) 438-8000.

While the tailgate is free to attend, in order to help prepare for the correct number of attendees, please RSVP to Colleen Rice ’11 or contact Alumni Relations at (309) 438-3204 or (800) 366-4478.