The Illinois State men’s basketball team is heading to the windy city to takes on conference rivals, the Loyola Ramblers, on February 24. Before fans head to cheer on the ‘Birds, Illinois State is going to kick off the afternoon with a pregame rally! Show that Redbird pride and get ready to #BackTheBirds with fellow alumni and fans.

When: 11 a.m. (1 p.m. tipoff), Saturday, February 24
Where: Bar 63 Pub and Pizza, 6341 North Broadway, Chicago (two blocks from Gentile Arena)
Cost: $12/person, includes heavy appetizer buffet and soft drinks. A cash bar will also be available.

Game tickets are not included in the pregame rally price. Purchase tickets through or by contacting the Redbird Ticket Office at (309) 438-8000 to secure a spot in the Illinois State fan section. Game tickets are $12 each for 100 level end zone or 200 level sideline and will be allocated using established WSF guidelines.

Register for the pregame rally by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, February 19 online or by contacting Alumni Relations at (309) 438-2586.