(From the University of Illinois Sports Information Office)
June 11, 2021
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – The State of Illinois moved into Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois plan on Friday, allowing the University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate to announce 100% capacity for the 2021-22 sports season. Fighting Illini football will open at full capacity for college football's first kickoff of the 2021 season on Aug. 28 vs. Nebraska at 12 p.m. CT on FOX. Single-game tickets will go on sale at 12 p.m. CT today.
"We are excited to be the first college football kickoff at 100% capacity in nearly 20 months," said head coach Bret Bielema. "The combination of being the first college football game of the season and being at full capacity will allow our fans to show the country that Memorial Stadium is an electric environment. I know our players can't wait to see Grange Grove lined with the Illini famILLy during our team's walk into the stadium and hear more than 60,000 fans going crazy in Memorial Stadium against Nebraska."
Illinois has 21 "super seniors" on its 2021 roster who will be using the extra year of eligibility granted by the NCAA due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Illini have more returning scholarship "super seniors" than any Power-5 team in the nation and five more than any other program in the Big Ten. The Illini return 86% of its defensive starts from a year ago and 81% of its offensive starts.
Illinois opens Big Ten play with two conference home games for the first time since 1991 when the Illini start the season in week zero against Nebraska before Maryland makes its first ever visit to Memorial Stadium on Sept. 17.
Single-game tickets start as low as $20 for non-conference games or $35 for Big Ten competition excluding Wisconsin. Illinois' homecoming matchup vs. the Badgers will be $65.
I FUND MEMBERS: Fighting Illini I FUND donors enjoyed an exclusive pre-sale June 9-10. Any fans wishing to become an I FUND donor to take advantage of future ticket pre-sales, best seating locations, special donor events, and more can make a gift at JOINTHEIFUND.com.
FRIDAY FENZY PACKAGE: Illinois will play Big Ten foe Maryland on Friday, Sept. 17 and to celebrate the prime time game, fans can purchase a four pack of tickets for $99, a savings of more than $40 off the single-game price. | Get Friday Frenzy
"FAMILLY" FOUR PACK ON SALE: Fighting Illini fans are now able to take advantage of a four-pack option for the Charlotte game. Fans can purchase four tickets for $49 to the Oct. 2 game. It Includes four tickets in the Orange, Blue and Horseshoe sections and additional tickets are just $22.25 per ticket. | Get 4 Pack
GROUP TICKETS: Groups of 20 or more can take advantage of special group ticket prices for any of Illinois' seven home games this fall. Group tickets are the best way to enjoy Illinois Football for company outings, employee rewards, community organizations, religious groups, various clubs/teams, and more. Group ticket benefits include savings off the single game ticket price, your group name on the video board, parking passes, and the ability to reserve a group tailgating spot.*
To purchase group tickets, contact the Illinois Ticket Office at 217-300-8491. For more information visit FightingIllini.com. *Benefits subject to availability and number of tickets purchased.
SEASON TICKETS: A number of season ticket options are currently on sale in the Illinois ticket office. Tickets for all seven home games for reserved seats are $349 in the Prime area, $269 on the Sideline, $180 in the Orange Zone and $144 in the Horseshoe and Blue Zone. The final option is the I FUND 4 Pack for $399 and includes four tickets, an I FUND membership, and a season parking pass. Tickets can be purchased on FightingIllini.com.
PREMIUM SEATING: Colonnades Club, 77 Club and Memorial Stadium Suites are also available and begin at $999 for first-time buyers. Visit FightingIllini.com/premiumseating for more info.
FIGHTING ILLINI VOLLEYBALL: Illinois volleyball season tickets holders will now be able to renew for the 2021 season, and new season tickets are now available in the general admission sections of Huff Hall. Season ticket holders will receive renewal communication in the next few days. Renewal deadline is set for July 9. Following the conclusion of the renewal period, fans will have the ability to upgrade seats if available.
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