Econ Homecoming Celebration

Economics Homecoming Celebration



Please join us for our

 Economics Homecoming Celebration!


Enjoy our pre-game buffet with fellow Alumni, Students, Faculty/Staff & Friends! A great opportunity to network and socialize. We will also have giveaways & lawn games to play. All family members & friends welcome. We look forward to celebrating with you! 


When:  Saturday, October 21st, 12:00 - 2:00pm, the Alumni Awards Ceremony will begin at 12:30pm

Where:  South Quad (outside David Kinley Hall)

Register Here: 

*Registration Closes October 18th




Make Game Day an entire weekend. Finding a hotel room is easy!

We have 4,500 hotel rooms in Champaign County, many of which are very close to Memorial Stadium.



Gameday Ticket Sales
Ticket kiosks are located on the south side of Kirby Avenue between First and Fourth Street. Ticket booths open at 9 AM for games beginning prior to 3 PM, or at 12 PM for games that kick off after 3 PM.

Infants and Toddlers
The Big Ten Conference specifies that every person attending a football game, including infants, must have a valid ticket to enter the stadium. Discounted tickets are available for infants and toddlers, ages two and under. Lap tickets are available for $5, and can be purchased at the ticket booths located on Kirby Ave. or at Illinois Ticket Office window at the State Farm Center.

Mobile Tickets

Illinois football tickets are delivered digitally and can be accessed through the Fighting Illini mobile app. Simply download the app and select the ticket icon in the bottom right corner. Select “Manage Account” and log in. Once logged in, you will find all of your active tickets for Illinois home events. Make sure to add your tickets to your Apple Wallet or Google Pay before arriving at the venue to ensure your can easily access the tickets at the gates. Tickets can be transferred to members of your party or to others when you aren't able to use them. Via the Fighting Illini app, select the tickets you wish to transfer and enter the cell phone number (or email address) of the person you wish to transfer them to. Your guest will receive a text message (or email) instructing them to accept their tickets.

Office Information
The Illinois Ticket Office is open weekdays from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is located on the west side of State Farm Center off of First St.

Priority Seating
Priority seating is available to all I FUND members. For more information, please call 217-333-6595.

Patrons are not permitted to re-enter Memorial Stadium once a ticket has been scanned. A new ticket is required for entry.

Sensory Trigger Warning
The Division of Intercollegiate Athletics acknowledges that some individuals may have sensory sensitivities and would like to caution fans about the potential for uncomfortable noise and visual stimulants during today’s event. The stimulants may include air horns, loud music, flashing lights, and/or fireworks. If you are experiencing sensory overload, we ask that you please seek a guest services representative to assist you in finding a safe and quiet environment.

Ticket Replacement Policy
Tickets purchased in advance of game day that are lost, stolen, or destroyed can be replaced for a $5 fee, if the Illinois Ticket Office can verify that the barcode has not yet been scanned. Once a ticket has been replaced, the barcode on the original ticket will become invalid. Replacement tickets can be obtained on gameday at the State Farm Center Illinois Ticket Office or at the ticket booths located on Kirby Ave.

Tickets may be purchased in person with cash, check, or card by calling 217-333-3470 or 866-ILLINI-1, or online at



Football Parking Map


Parking Lot Fees
Many lots are pass only lots. There are some lots available for game day purchase. These lots are Lot 44, 46, 47, 49 and the lots in Research Park. Parking fees for these lots are $20 per automobile in advance, or $25 on game day. Automobiles with pull behinds are allowed in Lots 47 and 49 for $40 in advance, or $50 on game day. Recreational vehicles/motor homes may park in Lot 33 for $40 in advance, or $50 on game day. All transactions will be cashless.

Single-Game Parking: Purchase Here

Parking lots are open to patrons starting at 7:00 AM on game day. All parking lots will close 1.5 hours following the completion of the game.

RV/Motorhome Parking
RV parking is available starting at 7:00 AM on game day in Lot 33 for $40 in advance, or $50 on gameday. Cashless transactions only. Overnight parking is available in Lot 33 beginning at 6:00 PM on Friday nights. Fans parking in Lot 33 overnight must show their parking ticket, or pay before 7:00 AM Saturday morning.

Prohibited Items
The following items or actions are not allowed in parking lots: personal golf carts, non-confined fires, weapons, fireworks, advertising banners or displays, picketing or political campaigning, solicitation, tethered blimps, balloons, and other oversized inflatables.

Shuttle Service
C-U MTD has a football game day “Tran-Sport Route.” The route has numerous pick up points throughout campus. For more information call 217-384-8188 or go online at


clear bag policy

ITEMS PERMITTED: Binoculars (without case), cameras (lenses no longer than 4”), blankets, jackets, items related to a medical condition, seat cushions (not more than 16” wide), diaper bags (with child), food items in clear bags, and sealed plastic bottles of water 20 ounces and smaller.

ITEMS PROHIBITED (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO): Bags larger than 4.5” x 7.0” (including purses, and binocular cases), containers, strollers, laser pointers, umbrellas, banners, flags, signs, noisemakers, weapons, laptops, video recorders, monopods, tripods or any items deemed dangerous or inappropriate.

Patrons with approved clear bags will be directed to dedicated bag-check lines at each portal. Patrons may be asked to remove items in the bag as part of the security screening process.




From the North: Take I-57 to University Ave. (East). Turn right (South) onto Mattis Ave. Follow Mattis Ave. to Kirby Ave. Turn left (East) on Kirby Ave. and continue to football parking lots. Note: An alternate, less congested route is available by continuing South on Mattis to Windsor Rd. Turn left onto Windsor Rd. and continue East, then turn left on either First St., Fourth St., or Lincoln Ave. to reach football parking lots.

From the South: Take I-57 to the Curtis Road Exit. Turn right (East) onto Curtis Rd. and follow it to route 45/Neil St. Turn left (North) onto route 45/Neil St. toward Champaign. Turn right onto Windsor Rd. and left onto either First St., Fourth St., or Lincoln Ave. to reach football parking lots.

From the East or West on I-74: Take I-74 East or West to the Lincoln Ave. exit. Take Lincoln Ave. South to Florida Ave. Turn right (West) onto Florida Ave. and continue West to football parking lots.

From the West on I-72: I-72 becomes University Ave. in Champaign. Follow directions outlined above in directions from the North.

Street Closures
Postgame Traffic Flow
Postgame Traffic Flow


Make it a weekend when you come in for Illini Football! There's always something happening in the greater Champaign County area to enjoy. Here's some of our top recommendations:

  • Get nostalgic with a walk down Green St. and find some of your old haunts and the many new spots located in Campustown.
  • Check out our area museums with rotating exhibits and immersive experiences. Did you know that our museums are free to visit?
  • Burn off your anxiety in our many parks and forest preserves. If you're looking for a quieter getaway, try camping at Middle Fork River Forest Preserve, the state's only International Dark Sky Park. 
  • Check out live music throughout the community. Whether you head to Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, the Rose Bowl Tavern, or Pour Bros., there is live music happening throughout the Champaign-Urbana area every day of the year. 
  • Discover why we were named Midwest Living's Greatest Midwest Food town with our vibrant culinary scene spread far and wide in Champaign County. 
  • Bring home a gift for your family or for yourself! With dozens of boutiques in our downtown districts and area-wide, you'll find something unique to bring home.


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