July 21, 2006
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Single-game tickets for Northwestern's six 2006 home football games went on sale at 9 a.m. Monday, July 24. 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 two nonconference games (New Hampshire and Eastern Michigan) and $20 for end zone seats. The four Big Ten game ticket prices are $50 (Purdue, Michigan State, Ohio State and Illinois) and $30 for end zone seats (No reduced-price seats will be sold for the Ohio State game).
Northwestern will honor former head coach Randy Walker at the Sept. 9 New Hampshire game (Heroes' Day). A special commemorative item honoring Walker will be distributed to a limited number of fans that day.
For fans planning to attend multiple home games, the best deal is to purchase season tickets ($116 to $180) or one of the three-pack plans. The three-packs are between $100 to $120, and fans are invited to several exclusive VIP events throughout the year. Northwestern is also selling a family plan package ($360), which includes two adult and three youth season tickets -- a savings of $400 off the single-game ticket price.
Group ticket discounts are also available for groups of 50 or more for all games except Ohio State. In addition to half-price tickets, all group leaders will receive a personalized NU replica jersey and will be entered into a drawing for four tickets to the Ohio State game on November 11. The group will receive a welcome message at the game, as well as a select number of premium items and game programs.
Northwestern is coming off a 7-5 season that earned the 'Cats a berth in the Sun Bowl. Northwestern is preparing for another exciting campaign this fall, including home games against the defending Big Ten co-champion Ohio State and the 100th all-time meeting with Illinois.
The 'Cats are 9-3 at home the last two seasons, and they return 18 starters, led by National Freshman of the Year Tyrell Sutton, so be sure to purchase your Wildcat tickets on Monday, July 24!
2006 Northwestern Home Schedule
September 9 NEW HAMPSHIRE (Heroes' Day) -- $30 regular, $20 end zone
September 16 EASTERN MICHIGAN (Take a Kid to the Game Day) -- $30 regular, $20 end zone
October 14 PURDUE (Family Weekend) -- $50 regular, $30 end zone
October 21 MICHIGAN STATE (Homecoming)-- $50 regular, $30 end zone
November 11 OHIO STATE (LaSalle Bank Day) -- $50 regular and end zone
November 18 ILLINOIS (Scout Day/Youth Football Day) -- $50 regular, $30 end zone