The Illinois State football team will host Saint Xavier at Hancock Stadium in their season opener on Saturday, September 1 at 6:30 p.m. Reggie’s Kids Club Day festivities and halftime fireworks will highlight the 2018 home opener. The game will be broadcasted on NBC Sports Chicago PLUS and fans can listen in on WJBC AM 1230.

Each Reggie’s Kids Club member is offered one free ticket to the game, with family members being provided a special rate of $18 (normally $27). Visit and use promo code KC18 to purchase. The first 300 members to reserve their free game ticket will also receive a Redbird mini football. The deadline to reserve the free member ticket is August 30 and all seats will be located in general admission seating.

The Fun Zone inside Horton Field House opens at 4:30 p.m. and closes at 6:30 p.m. when the game kicks off. Rock climbing provided by Upper Limits will be in the Fun Zone, as well as Fun on the Run Inflatables and face painting.

Fans in attendance will also be treated to a halftime fireworks display, presented by BOPI.