NIU Football at Tulsa Events

NIU at Tulsa Pregame Reception

Friday, Sept. 9 and Saturday, Sept. 10

Join us, and your fellow NIU Huskies Football fans, as we travel to Oklahoma to watch the Huskies take on the University of Tulsa Hurricanes at 6 p.m. CT on Saturday, Sept. 10.

Our pregame reception will take place from 3:30-5:30 p.m. CT at Elgin Park, a sports-inspired brewery and pizza joint in downtown Tulsa. Advanced tickets for the pre-game only are $25 for adults and $15 for kids (ages 4-17), walk-ins are $30 for adults and $20 for kids. A pregame and football game ticket package is also available for $55 for adults or $45 for children (ages 4-17).

With each paid registration, guests will enjoy appetizers, pizza and two drink tickets. Celebrate with fellow alumni while enjoying a program from Executive Director of Operations and Alumni Engagement Reggie Bustinza and NIU President Lisa Freeman

For alumni and fans traveling to Tulsa early, we are partnering with NIU Athletics and the Division of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to offer two alumni/fan package options. The first package will include a 10:30 a.m. tour of Black Wall Street on Friday, Sept. 9, followed by lunch, admission to our pregame reception and a ticket to the NIU/Tulsa football game. The second package will include a Friday morning tour of Black Wall Street and admission to our pre-game reception only. Package prices are:

• Adults: $100 (tour, pre-game reception and football game ticket)

• Children (ages 3-17): $50 (tour, pre-game reception and football game ticket)

• Adults: $70 (tour and pre-game reception ONLY)

• Children ages 2 and under are free for the tour, pre-game reception and football game

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

Event Information

Cost for Pregame Reception Only:
Adults: $25 in advance ($30 walk-in)
Children (4-17): $15 in advance ($20 walk-in)

Cost for Pregame Reception and Football Game:
Adults: $55 
Children (4-17): $45 

Cost for Tour of Black Wall Street with Lunch, Pregame Reception and Football Ticket:
Adults: $100 (FMV: $55)
Children (3-17): $50 (FMV: $45)
Children (2 and under): Free

Cost for Tour of Black Wall Street with Lunch and Pregame Reception Only:
Adults: $70 (FMV: $30)

Pregame Reception Information:


3:30PM - 5:30PM Sat 10 Sep 2022, Central timezone


Elgin Park
325 East Mathew B. Brady Street
Tulsa, OK 74120

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A special package is being arranged for current NIU students which includes the Friday morning tour of Black Wall Street with lunch, admission to our pre-game reception, a ticket to the NIU/Tulsa football game, transportation and hotel accommodations. Please visit for more details.

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