Aug. 17, 2012
DeKALB, Ill. -- Thanks to a promotional opportunity with Northern Illinois University radio partner 670 The Score in Chicago, Northern Illinois and the University of Iowa will offer fans a chance to attend Soldier Field Showdown III for just $30 per ticket through the new Score Four ticket pack. The Huskies and Hawkeyes kick off the 2012 college football season on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 2:30 p.m. at the landmark Chicago stadium.
Through the Score Four Pack, sets of four tickets to certain sections in the upper level of Soldier Field are on sale now for just $120. Score Four Pack tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster by calling 1-800-745-3000 or online at www.Ticketmaster.com.
Northern Illinois Associate Vice-President and Director of Athletics Jeff Compher said the opportunity to provide more fans with a chance to attend a great college football game in Chicago on Labor Day Weekend was important to both schools, and the involvement of 670 AM The Score was the final piece of the puzzle.
"We are very pleased that our great partners at The Score have come on board to help NIU and Iowa offer The Score Four Pack to Soldier Field Showdown III," Compher said. "The Score's status as the No. 1 sports station in Chicago and their willingness to promote this tremendous college football game in Chicago, ensures that sports fans across their 37-state coverage area will know about this game, and about the Score Four Pack."
In addition to the Score Four Pack, tickets throughout the stadium remain on sale through Ticketmaster. Lower level and midfield seats are $70 each, while a small number of club seats remain for $80 each. Upper level seats outside of the four-pack area are $60 each.
Northern Illinois takes the nation's longest Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) winning streak into the 2012 season-opener after winning its final nine games of the 2012 season, including the Mid-American Conference Championship and the GoDaddy.com Bowl. The Huskies are the winningest NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision team in the state of Illinois over the last 10 years.
Iowa posted a 7-6 record a year ago, including an appearance in the 2011 Insight Bowl versus Oklahoma. The Hawkeyes return 11 starters, and feature new coordinators on both sides of the ball in 2012.
Soldier Field Showdown III will mark the eighth meeting all-time between NIU and Iowa, most recently in the first Soldier Field Showdown, on Sept. 1, 2007, a 16-3 Iowa victory.