July 16, 2007
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Former Northwestern football players Luis Castillo and Barry Cofield are helping kick off single-game ticket sales, which begin at 9 a.m. CT Monday, July 23.
Castillo and Cofield, who now play for the San Diego Chargers and New York Giants, respectively, are purchasing 50 tickets each for the Wildcats' Sept. 8 contest vs. Nevada. They will then donate the tickets to underprivileged children in Evanston and provide transportation to that day's game.
"Luis and Barry are perfect examples of what so many former Wildcats are doing at Northwestern, and that is supporting our football program by purchasing tickets," says Pat Fitzgerald, NU's head coach.
Tickets for home games can be ordered by calling 847-491-CATS, visiting the Wildcats' online ticket office, or calling Ticketmaster. They may also be purchased in person at the Ryan Field Ticket Office at 1501 Central Street in Evanston.
Single-game ticket prices are $30 for the three nonconference games (Northeastern, Nevada and Duke) and $50 for the four Big Ten games (Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa and Indiana). Northwestern will again sell reduced-price end zone seats, offering $20 seats for the three nonconference games, and $30 seats for Minnesota, Iowa and Indiana only. No reduced-price seats will be sold for the Michigan game.
For fans planning to attend multiple home games, the best deal is to purchase season tickets ($103 to $206) or one of three three-pack plans. The three-packs sell from $100 to $120, and fans are invited to several exclusive VIP events throughout the year. Northwestern is also selling a family plan package ($420), which includes two adult and three youth season tickets -- a savings of almost $1,000 off the single-game ticket price.
2007 Northwestern Home Schedule
Sept. 1 vs. Northeastern (North Shore Community Day) -- $30 regular, $20 end zone ... City of Evanston employees and members of the North Shore and Convention and Visitor's Bureau can purchase tickets at half-price ... that's only $15 advanced purchase only.
Sept. 8 vs. Nevada (Heroes' Day) -- $30 regular, $20 end zone ... Free admission to all identified public safety and armed service officials and their families. Heroes will be included in the welcome message on the scoreboard during the game. Offer only valid on the day of the game only.
Sept. 15 vs. Duke (Take a Kid to the Game Night/Band Night/Salute to Midwest Football Night) -- $30 regular, $20 end zone ... Two children (eighth grade and under) admitted free with each adult ticket purchased at regular price. That's less than $7 per person! Offer valid on the day of the game only and may not be combined with any other offer.
Sept. 29 vs. Michigan -- $50 regular
Oct. 13 vs. Minnesota (Homecoming/LaSalle Bank Day) -- $50 regular, $30 end zone
Nov. 3 vs. Iowa (U.S. Cellular Day) -- $50 regular, $30 end zone
Nov. 10 vs. Indiana (Scout Day/Senior Day) -- $50 regular, $30 end zone ... Scout troops, leaders and their families can purchase sideline seats at half-price. That's only $25! Plus every scout will receive a Wildcat scout patch and all troops will be included in the welcome message on the scoreboard. Advanced purchase only.
Group Ticket Information: For groups of 50 or more, they can purchase sideline seats at half-price ... only $15 for nonconference and $25 for conference. NOTE: Group rate not available for the Sept. 29 Michigan game. Group ticket benefits include: reserved block seating, group message on the scoreboard, entered in a group merchandise drawing, five game programs, drawstring Wildcat backpacks, compliments of U.S. Cellular while supplies last. Plus, group leaders will receive a bucket hat and a gamecard from ESPN Zone in downtown Chicago.
Gameday Traditions: Wildcat Alley opens two hours before every home game. This is the pregame fan fest located just steps north of Ryan Field. Fans can enjoy food, games, entertainment, music, face-painting and much more. Admission is free. Wildcat Alley is made possible with the support of Northwestern Athletics, the Northwestern Alumni Association and Goose Island Pub.
Walk With Us: In honor of the late Coach Randy Walker, we ask that you line Walker Way to greet the football team when they arrive at Ryan Field. Walk With Us begins approximately two and a half hours before kickoff.