Illinois Fighting Illini Football Tickets
Watch the Fighting Illini vie for Big Ten championships with your Illinois football tickets from TicketSmarter. The Illini got their start in 1890 when Scott Williams quarterbacked and coached the founding team. While he was an admirable quarterback, he was relieved of his coaching duties after just one season. Robert Lackey took over and led the Fighting Illini to their first undefeated season.
Illinois joined the Big Ten Conference in 1896. The conference has remained throughout the centuries, making it the longest-running conference in all of college football. A few decades later, Robert Zuppke took over as head coach and ushered in a new era of Illini football. Zuppke's teams attracted plenty of attention. Their average attendance at home games rose from 4,500 to 60,000. Multiple undefeated seasons were strung together until the school's first national championship in 1914. During that first championship run, the Fighting Illini suffocated their opponents. They outscored their opponents by a combined score of 224-22.
After Zuppke's retirement in 1941, the Ray Eliot era began. During his 18 season run as head coach, the Illini won multiple Big Ten titles and a statement 45-14 Rose Bowl win over the UCLA Bruins. Illinois football tickets have been purchased for numerous Rose Bowl games and matches against the Ohio State Buckeyes over the years. When they took on the Stanford Cardinal at the 1952 Rose Bowl, it became the first nationally televised college football game in history.
The second half of the 20th century proved to be moderately mediocre for the Fighting Illini. They burned through multiple head coaches, including a few recently fired NFL coaches. John Mackovic took over head coaching duties from 1988-1991 after being the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs. Coach Lovie Smith was hired in 2016 after coaching the Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Smith helped lead the Illinois football team to crucial victories over number six ranked Wisconsin and Michigan State during the 2019 season. They appeared in the Redbox Bowl against the Cal Bears.
Illinois Football Ticket Prices
Illinois football ticket prices will change depending on the success of the team. Costs will rise when the team is winning and also for games against formidable opponents.
How much are Illinois Football tickets?
The cheapest seats to see the Illinois Fighting Illini football team will be about $20. Seats in the horseshoe behind one of the endzones can range from around $20 to $50. Sections 127 and 105 will sit directly on the fifty-yard line and will cost around $75 to $125.
Fans looking for Illinois Fighting Illini Football tickets during this season will find them in a price range from $4.00 to $2377.00, while $106.22 is currently the average price of tickets per game. Wisconsin Badgers vs. Illinois Fighting Illini tickets are currently available for the upcoming game at Camp Randall Stadium on October 1st, 2022 at 11:00am. There are 216 tickets currently available for this game on TicketSmarter. The cheapest tickets for the game are starting at $16.00, while premium seating options are going for prices as high as $447.00.
Illinois Football Schedule
The first three games of the Illini football season will be against non-conference opponents. The 2019 season saw Illinois take on the UConn Huskies and Eastern Michigan Eagles. Nine Big Ten conference games will then be played from late-September through the end of November. They'll be matched up with their rival Northwestern in a much-anticipated game each season. The Nebraska Cornhuskers and Iowa Hawkeyes are typical Big Ten opponents. See the Illinois football schedule above for the most up-to-date game information.
Fans have 8 games left on the Illinois Fighting Illini Football schedule to see the team play live! Make your plans now to be at the Northwestern Wildcats vs. Illinois Fighting Illini game at Ryan Field, 1501 Central Street, Evanston, IL on November 26th, 2022 at TBD. 1902 ticket listings are available for the game on TicketSmarter with prices ranging anywhere from $28.00 to $394.00.
When do Illinois Football tickets go on sale?
Fighting Illini fans can purchase single-game tickets for the upcoming regular season at the end of June. Season ticket packages typically become available in mid-May.
Illinois Football Seating Chart
See the Fighting Illini football team play at home in Memorial Stadium. The 60,670-seat stadium sits on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus and was built in honor of students who died in World War I. Illinois football has held their home games since it was erected in 1923. One of the endzones and corners on the visitor's side will be reserved for students. Many fans can find affordable and entertaining seats in the "horseshoe" in the endzone opposite the student section. 100 and 200 level seating flank either side of the field. Use TicketSmarter's interactive seating chart to browse through all available seats quickly.
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Illinois Fighting Illini Football Upcoming Events
10/08/2022 - 11/12/2022