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. 


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:



2018 CommUniversity Member Participants 


Tent #   Participating Chamber Member


1              Heartland Bank & Trust

2              Community Cancer Center

3              Pantagraph

4              ISU Credit Union

5              Connect Transit

6              The Door Doctor

7              Paul Davis Restoration

8              Young America Realty

9              Tricoci University of Beauty

10           Talecris Plasma Resources

11           Little Jewels Learning Center

12           Luxe Boutique & Luze Street Boutique Fashion Truck

13           Farmer's Insurance Agency – Lindsey Butcher

14           Land of Lincoln Credit Union

15           AAA Chicago

16           Dermatology and Mohs Surgery Center

17           Grossinger Motors Arena / Central Illinois Flying Aces

18           Marriott Hotel and Conference Cneter

19           Advocate BroMenn

20           B&B Amusements

21           Sherwin Williams

22           Henricksen

23           State Farm Insurance Agent Axel Jimenez

24           CEFCU

25           Bloomington Normal Community Bank

26           The Snyder Companies

27           CIRBN/CM Promotions

28           Thrivent Financial

29           Beer Nuts

30           First Farmers State Bank

31           Re/Max Rising

32           Commerce Bank

33           Growmark

34           Mid-Illini Credit Union

35           Courtyard by Marriott/Comfort Suites

36           Busey Bank

37           KONE

38           ISU School of Communication – WGLT, TV10, The Vidette, WZND

39           Clemens & Associates

40           Illinois National Bank




2018 Photo Album