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.

Pregame Social: 8:00 a.m.
Canal Shores Golf Course
1030 Central St., Evanston, IL

Kick off: 11:00 a.m.
Ryan Field
1501 Central St., Evanston, IL

Catering by Goose Island

Unlimited buffet/beer/wine/soda 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/beer/wine/soda only (no football ticket): $40/person
Unlimited buffet/soda/water only (no football ticket): $25/person

Menu: Chilaquiles, biscuits and gravy, build your own breakfast sandwich, fresh fruit, yogurt, morning beverage station including coffee, hot tea, hot chocolate, orange juice, beermosa, beer, wine and cash bar.

Tickets are located in sections 122 & 123.

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

Update on parking: You must have a season pass to park in reserved lots. Parking is available at the golf course about a block from the location of our pregame social. It is not in the main golf course lot. You must enter the parking area from Chancellor Street. From Central Street, go north on Asbury Avenue (one block) to Chancellor, turn east and enter the parking area. The cost is $30.00 Do not take Bryant Avenue. It is closed on game day. Please be careful where you park on game day. YOU WILL BE TOWED!!!!!!!

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).

At the beginning of August, we offered Alumni and Friends the opportunity to be the one to name the Goose Island pub brew which will be served at the WIU vs. Northwestern pregame social Sept. 20! The name needed to incorporate WIU in some way. After many entries that were submitted to us, there was one beer name that was submitted by five individuals. The winning name for the Goose Island pub brew is..."LEATHERNECK LAGER!"

Congratulations to Jerry Czarnowski '96 for being the first out five Leatherneck Lager submissions. Leatherneck Lager will be displayed on the handle of the tapper used throughout the social. Jerry now has bragging rights and will be given credit for coming up with the original name! A photo will be taken of the Jerry and the tapper at the pregame social on game day if present.
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
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