September 20, 2014

WIU at Northwestern Social & Football Game
Time: All Day
Location: Ryan Field
1501 Central St.
Evanston, IL
Description: Get ready for some football! Join us when the WIU Leathernecks take on the Northwestern Wildcats. The day will begin with a three hour unlimited food buffet pregame social at the Canal Shores Golf Course under the big tent on Central Street within walking distance of Ryan Field. Game time has not yet been determined. Get this date on your calendar now!

Pregame Social: 3 hours before game
Canal Shores Golf Course
1030 Central St., Evanston, IL

Catering by Goose Island

Unlimited buffet/all beverages and football ticket: $65/person
Unlimited buffet/soda/water and football ticket: $50/person
Under age 10 unlimited buffet/soda/water and football ticket: $37/person
Unlimited buffet and beverages only (no football ticket): $40/person

Menu: Bratwurst, Chicago style hot dogs, BBQ pulled pork, veggie burger, Goose Island pub chips, crunchy cole slaw, potato salad and chocolate chip cookies.

Tickets are located in sections 123 & 124.

For all game day information, including transportation, parking, directions and fan guide click here.

Using the CTA to get to our pregame social and football game: The Purple Line Central Street station is at 1022 Central St., Evanston, IL and our tailgate is at 1030 Central St., Evanston, IL - the tailgate is located .01 miles from the station. You can get on it several places but one popular one is right next to the Chicago Theatre on State.

Link to the Purple Line.

Link to map of area.

Be sure to join us during the preceding week for five alumni socials celebrating homecoming week in the Chicago area. Beginning Monday, we will be in Homewood/Flossmoor; Arlington Heights (Tuesday); Schaumburg (Wednesday); LaGrange (Thursday) and downtown Chicago (Friday).

Name that brew contest!

Yes, you can be the one to name the Goose Island pub brew which will be served at the WIU vs. Northwestern pregame social! The winning name selected will be displayed on the handle of the tapper used throughout the social. The WIU Alumni Association will be running the “Name That Brew” contest from August 1 st through August 31 st. The name should incorporate WIU in some way. You will have the bragging rights and will be given credit for coming up with the original name! A photo will be taken of the winner and the tapper at the pregame social on game day if present. Put your thinking caps on now and send us your idea (email your submissions to A-Association@wiu.edu ) for the brew to be served on Sept. 20 before the big game!
Related Web Site: Online Event Registration
Contact Information:
 Alumni Association
 Phone: 309-298-1914
 Email: A-Association@wiu.edu
Source: Alumni

Western Illinois University
1 University Circle * Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309/298-1414 * E-mail info@wiu.edu
Calendar Administration: webstaff@wiu.edu