Saturday, September 8, 2018

Tailgating: 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Game Time:  6:30 p.m.


CommUniversity is THE networking and tailgating event of the fall, hosted by the McLean County Chamber of Commerce and Illinois State University Athletics.  CommUniversity participants have the opportunity to celebrate community, University, business and FOOTBALL, all rolled into one!

Participants can host their clients, friends or family for a pre-game tailgate OR use the opportunity to promote their business or organization to the hundreds of tailgaters that will attend.  CommUniversity takes place in the Redbird Tent Zone, just north of Hancock Stadium. 

This season, Redbirds take on Eastern Illinois University at 6:30pm.  Tailgating will begin at 3:00pm in the Redbird Tent Zone. 


Click here for a sign-up sheet

Please review all information below before signing up!


Below are the tailgating options;

Suite Tailgate:  $675*

20’ x 40’ Tent

Tables and Chairs

36 Game Tickets


Stadium Tailgate:  $475*

20’ x 20’ Tent

Tables and Chairs

20 Game Tickets


Playing Field Tailgate:  $375*

10’ x 10’ Tent

Tables and Chairs

8 Game Tickets


*Prices listed are early bird discount pricing.  All prices will increase by $25 after July 13, 2018. 

**Option to add removable sides to the tent to provide shade, keep the rain out, etc is available for an additional charge. 


Additional game tickets are available at a discount to Chamber Members.


For more information, please contact Traci Andracke at 309-829-1183


*New for 2018* - With the recent partnership between Illinois State University Redbird Athletics and Learfield’s Redbird Sports Properties, the following guidelines have been established for CommUniversity tent participants for 2018.  Redbird Sports Properties is the exclusive multimedia rights holder and manages all aspects of the rights of the relationship including corporate partnerships.  This includes events taking place on the property of Illinois State University and any activities related to Redbird Athletic Events. 

Each participant that is not an official partner of Redbird Athletics is allowed 1 company sign or banner per tent. That sign or banner shall be no larger than 10 feet wide(side to side) and 3 feet high (top to bottom). The sign or banner must be within the boundaries of the tent. No signage or banners are permitted outside the boundaries of the tent area. There are no sign or banner restrictions for official partners of Redbird Athletics.  Use of the Redbird logo is strictly prohibited without prior approval of Redbird Sports Properties. Contact Larry Hoepfner at 309-438-4048.


Hear from some of our members on why they like to participate in CommUniversity:

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