The Illinois State Redbirds will head north for their first away game to take on the Western Michigan Broncos. Mark those calendars, buy game tickets, and register for the Redbird tailgate!


Before the game, join the Illinois State University Alumni Association and Redbird Athletics for a fun tailgate. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Illinois State University’s 20th president, Dr. Terri Goss Kinzy, and new Director of Athletics, Kyle Brennan, network with fellow Redbirds, and enjoy some Redbird football.

When: 2-4:30 p.m. (EDT), Saturday, September 11
Where: Redbird Tailgate Tent, Heritage Hall Event Space

Cost of the tailgate is $15 and includes a choice of grilled chicken breast or pulled pork, baked potato casserole, Caesar salad, mac and cheese, and cookie as well as a hosted bar of beer and wine. Registration is open until 2 p.m. September 3 or until capacity is reached online or by calling Alumni Engagement at (309) 438-2586.

General game-day parking is available for $10 and opens four hours prior to kickoff for tailgating. Full details on parking and maps can be found here.


Be sure to purchase your game tickets through the Broncos Athletic ticket site to sit in the Illinois State section and cheer the Redbirds onto victory! Game tickets are $25 and can be purchased using promo code ISU21. Kickoff is at 5 p.m. (EDT)

Catch the game on ESPN+ or the ESPN App. You can also follow the Redbirds all season long via radio broadcast with the “Voice of the Redbirds,” AM1230 WJBC through the Illinois State Redbird app, or the TuneIn App.