2024 NIU Alumni Association Football Events

Join the NIU Alumni Association this season as we cheer on our NIU Huskies at home and on the road! The Huskies have an exciting schedule, with home games against Western Illinois, Buffalo, UMass, Toledo, Akron and Central Michigan. They will also hit the road for some tough matchups against Notre Dame and North Carolina State. Click here to get your tickets!

The NIU Alumni Association has a variety of events planned for the 2024 season, both at Huskie Stadium and on the road. We hope you can join us in cheering on NIU this season. GO HUSKIES!

Important NIU Football Links

Priority Ticket Process for 2024 NIU Football Road Games Announced
Huskie Stadium Fan Guide
2024 Football Schedule
2024 NIU Huskie Football Team

This page will be updated as more events and details become available. Check back often for the most up-to-date information! 

Mission's Grove

Mission's Grove

Mission's Grove


Saturday, Sept. 21

Saturday, Oct. 5

Saturday, Oct. 19 (Homecoming)
Note: Mission's Grove
opens two hours before kickoff Sept. 21 and Oct. 5, it will open three hours before kickoff on Oct. 19.



 Oderkirk Field, adjacent to the Barsema Alumni & Visitors Center, is located at 231 N. Annie
Glidden Rd. in DeKalb, Illinois, 60115.


Tent rentals:

20’ x 20’ tents are available to rent during each event. For tent pricing and availability, please contact the Director of NIU Foundation and Alumni Events Dana King, ’05, at or 815-753-5421.

NIU Alumni Association Schedule of Events at Huskie Games

NIU at Notre Dame - Saturday, Sept. 7. Time is TBA
NIU at Notre Dame - Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend, IN
NIU will travel to South Bend, Indiana to take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish for the first time in team history. Traveling to South Bend for the game? Join us at our Pregame Brunch at the Gillespie Event Center. 

All ticketing information for this game can be found on the NIU Athletics site here.
Buffalo vs. NIU
Buffalo vs. NIU - Huskie Stadium, DeKalb
NIU kicks off MACtion early this year with a match-up against Buffalo. The Huskies have played the Bulls 15 times in team history and have a 13-2 winning record. Join your fellow Huskies in Mission's Grove for tailgating and fun before the game. 
NIU at NC State on Saturday, Sept. 28 - time TBA
NIU at NC State - Carter-Finley Stadium, Raleigh, NC
NIU will face another new opponent this year when they meet the NC State Wolfpack in Raleigh for the first time in team history. Meet up with the Alumni Association Travel Program LLC in Ashville and enjoy a Roadtrip Through North Carolina ending in Raleigh for the game. Don't forget our Pregame Reception at PNC Arena, which is adjacent to Carter-Finley Stadium.

All ticketing information for this game can be found on the NIU Athletics site here.

UMass at NIU Saturday, Oct. 5 - Time is TBA
UMass at NIU - Huskie Stadium, DeKalb
The Huskies will host the University of Massachusetts Minutemen before UMass rejoins the MAC in 2025. The Huskies have won the two previous match-ups between these programs. Don't miss out on tailgating with your fellow alumni and friends at Mission's Grove! 
Toledo University vs NIU
Toledo at NIU - Huskie Stadium, DeKalb

The Huskies welcome the Rockets for our 117th Homecoming. Join the NIU Alumni Association for a Homecoming Brunch followed by tailgating at Mission's Grove. Be sure to stop by and say hello before the game! 
NIU at Miami
NIU at Miami - Yager Stadium, Oxford, OH
The Huskies wrap-up their away schedule with some midweek #MACtion against the Redhawks. The NIU Alumni Association will be hosting watch parties all over the country for this game, stay tuned for information.