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Northwestern Wildcats Football ticketsTeam:
NCAA Division I college footballHome Games:
Ryan FieldHead Coach:
Big Ten ConferenceNotable Former Players:
Corbin Bryant, Danny Vitale, Clayton Thorson, Sherrick McManis, Justin Jackson, Mike Adamle, Al Moore, Tyler Lancaster, Austin Carr, Matt UlrichRivals:
Illinois Fighting Illini, Notre Dame, University of Chicago
Northwestern Wildcats Football TicketsNorthwestern University introduced football in 1876 during a game between the Chicago Football Club and the students of Northwestern. The love of football continued to grow on campus, although there was not an organized league at the time. The school's first intercollegiate game was held in 1882 against Lake Forest. Nearly a decade later, Northwestern built Sheppard Field for the football team. As the number of Wildcats fans continued to grow, the team began playing at Ryan Field to accommodate visitors better. The Northwestern Wildcats had great success after becoming a charter member of the Western Conference in 1896 as they finished second to the Wisconsin team. The Wildcats' biggest rival is the Illinois Fighting Illini. The teams have competed for the Land of the Lincoln trophy since 2009. In 2010, the annual rivalry game was held at Wrigley Field on November 20th. The Wildcats and Illini are a part of the Big Ten divisional alignment, which has scheduled the teams as regular division matchups since 2014. Grab your Northwestern Wildcats tickets at StubHub.
Where can I purchase Northwestern Wildcats tickets?Purchase your Northwestern Wildcats football tickets at StubHub for a quick and easy experience. Be sure to get your tickets before gameday at StubHub so that you are sure to get a great seat!
How big is Northwestern Wildcats' stadium?Originally named Dyche Stadium in 1926, Ryan Field's current seating capacity is 47,130. When the Dyche Stadium first opened, the max capacity was 25,000. From 1954 to 1974, seating capacity was at its highest of 55,000 people.
Who are some notable Northwestern Wildcats players?There are many notable Northwestern Wildcats players, such as Dean Lowry and Tyler Lancaster, who are both current NFL players with the Green Bay Packers. Fredrick Robert Williamson, also known as The Hammer, was a former AFL All-Star Player, American actor and Northwestern Wildcats alumni. The Minnesota Vikings drafted Northwestern's Ifeadi Odenigbo in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Ifeadi was traded to the Cleveland Browns and Arizona Cardinals before returning in the Vikings in 2018.
Have the Wildcats ever won a title?In 1896, the Northwestern Wildcats won their first Big Ten title with stats of 10 wins, one loss and three ties. Since then, the Wildcats have won several Big Ten titles over the years. In 2018, the team won its first Big Ten West Division title.
What is a Northwestern Wildcats game like?If you have ever been to a college football game, you might be familiar with the love a school has for its football team. Northwestern is no different, as fans come in from all over the country to see the Wildcats play against other teams. Gamedays are filled with plenty of pride and cheering as fans root for the Wildcats. Northwestern alumni happily join in with the crowd and show their school spirit by decking out in purple clothing, face paintings and temporary hair dye. People have been known to hold creative signs when cheering on the Wildcats. The Wildcats play to win and are very dedicated to their craft, so the game is always a great time for fans.
Where is Ryan Field located?Ryan Field is located in Evanston, Illinois. This suburban town is north of Chicago and is near the Northwestern University campus. There is parking located near Ryan Field.
Where can I see a Northwestern Wildcats football game?While you can see the Northwestern Wildcats play at their home field in Evanston, the team also travels to a plethora of different cities when competing against other teams. In 2019, the Wildcats are scheduled to play at Stanford Stadium, Camp Randall Stadium, Indiana University Memorial Stadium and The University of Illinois Memorial Stadium.
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