Please join us for our
Economics Homecoming Celebration!
Enjoy our pre-game breakfast 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 15th from 9:00-11:00am
Where: Sixth Street Lawn (in front of Siebel Center for Design)
Register Here: go.illinois.edu/EconHomecoming2022
*Registration Closes October 13th
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.
Tickets may be purchased in person with cash, check, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, or American Express, over the telephone at 217-333-3470 or 866-ILLINI-1, or online at fightingillini.com.
Five portal entrances will be used on game day. For direct and efficient access to your seat, please enter the stadium through the portal nearest your seat location.
Gameday Ticket Sales
Ticket kiosks are located on the South side of Kirby Ave. half way between First and Fourth Sts. Ticket booths open at 9 a.m. for games beginning prior to 3 p.m., or at 12 p.m. for games that kick off after 3 p.m.
Infants and Toddlers
Infants and toddlers, ages two and under, are allowed to enter the stadium at a discounted ticket price. For $5, fans can purchase an infant ticket, but the infant must sit in the lap of an adult during the game. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket booths located on Kirby Ave. or at Illinois Ticket Office will call window, located on the west side of the State Farm Center. NOTE: The Big Ten Conference specifies that every person attending a football game, including infants, must have a valid ticket to enter the stadium.
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 is available to all I FUND members. For more information, please call 217-333-6595.
Patrons are not allowed to leave Memorial Stadium during the game and re-enter with an already scanned ticket. A new ticket is required for entry.
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 game day at the Illinois Ticket Office, located on the West side of the State Farm Center or at the ticket booths located on Kirby Ave.
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 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.
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.
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 cumtd.com.
CLEAR BAG POLICY
ITEMS PERMITTED: Clutches no larger than 4.5” x 7.0”, clear tote (no larger than 12” x 6” x 12”), 1 gallon clear plastic storage bag, clear drawstring bag (no larger than 12” x 12”, 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.
BEFORE & AFTER THE GAME
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.