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Full day of football family fun set for April 13

A long offseason of lifting weights, training and four-plus weeks of spring practice will come to an end when fans have an opportunity to see the new-look Redbirds at the annual Spring Showcase, April 13, at Hancock Stadium.

The day’s activities will begin with the 10th annual Kids Football Fest on the playing field at Hancock Stadium, weather permitting.

Registration will begin at 10 a.m. with the program starting at 10:30 a.m. and running until noon. The event is free and open to all Reggie’s Kids Club members ages 12 and under with adult supervision. Parents of Reggie’s Kids Club members should RSVP for their child/children online, or by contacting the ISU Athletics Marketing staff at (309) 438-3399.

Head football coach Brock Spack will be in attendance to talk with all the participants and offer some words of advice on the importance of staying active and playing sports. Activities include a catching station with the Redbird quarterbacks, a field goal station with the Redbird kickers, throwing accuracy, tackling stations and an obstacle course. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to dress up like a Redbird football player and get their picture taken with the ISU cheerleaders and Reggie Redbird.

Hancock Stadium East concourse concession stands will be open beginning at noon and Sodexo will feature an Italian beef sandwich for $5. Parking for the day’s activities will be free in lots G73, G83, G64, and G53 adjacent to the stadium, and the stadium’s clear bag policy will be in effect for the entire day. The Spring Showcase scrimmage will kick off at 1 p.m. to wrap up the day’s activities at the stadium.

Fans can renew their 2019 Redbird Football season tickets or buy new season tickets online at or by contacting the ISU Athletics Ticket Office at (309) 438-8000 until April 19. Single-game tickets will go on sale at a date and time to be announced.