NIU Football vs. Kent State (MAC Championship)

MAC Championship

Saturday, Dec. 4; Kickoff at Noon ET

Join the NIU Alumni Association on Saturday, Dec. 4, as we travel to Detroit, Michigan, to watch the Huskies compete for the Mid-American Conference football championship for the eighth time in the past 12 years.

NIU will take on Kent State in a rematch of the 52-47 thriller won by the Golden Flashes on Nov. 3. Kickoff is slated for 12 p.m. ET at Ford Field.

The Dearborn Inn has reserved an overflow block of rooms for those traveling to Detroit for the championship. Get your room today for the MAC Football Championship Alumni and Fan Block special rates.

The pregame event will take place at Ford Field's 'Hall of Legends.'  Guests will enjoy a breakfast buffet meal and receive two drink tickets for beer, wine and soda, while celebrating with fellow alumni.

The pregame will take place from 10a.m.-12 p.m. ET. Tickets to the game are electronic and will be transferred to your email.


Ticket and Pregame Options:

  • Adults pregame only: $55 ($65 at the door); Kids (under 12): $10 ($15 at the door)
  • Adults pregame and game ticket: $75 ($85 at the door); Kids (under 12): $30 ($40 at the door)

For more information or questions, please contact NIU Alumni Association Director of Events Dana King, '05, at or 815-753-5421. All sales are final. There are no refunds.

Event Information



10:00AM - 12:00PM Sat 4 Dec 2021, Eastern timezone


Ford Field
2000 Brush Street
Detroit, MI 48226 USA

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