Three-straight FCS playoff appearances catapult the Illinois State football team into the 2017 season, and Redbird fans can now get their season tickets secured to be part of the action at Hancock Stadium. They are ready to kick off their spring slate, beginning practice March 25 to prepare for their annual spring showcase, which will be held on April 22 at Hancock Stadium.

The Redbirds will play five home games at Hancock Stadium in 2017, with the home opener scheduled for Sept. 2 against Butler.  ISU will also host Indiana State (Sept. 30), South Dakota for Homecoming (Oct. 21), Western Illinois on Family Weekend (Nov. 4) and five-time FCS national champion North Dakota State (Nov. 18) for the first time since 2012.

Season ticket prices are $125 for public, $105 for ISU faculty and staff, $75 for youth (age 12 and younger) and $60 for young alumni (must have graduated within the past five years). Season tickets can also be purchased in the Heller Stores Touchdown Terrace for $175.

New Weisbecker Scholarship Fund per seat donation requirements will also be implemented for 2017, with seats located in Section 104 moving to $100 per seat, and locations in sections 103 and 105 will have a $50 per seat gift associated with them.

Season ticket holders will also be provided with a complimentary Illinois State plastic tote bag (one per season ticket purchased) and will be entered into a drawing to travel with the team to the away game at Northern Arizona (Oct. 7). To purchase 2017 Redbird Football season tickets, visit or call the ISU Athletics Ticket Office at (309) 438-8000.