Northwestern Wildcats Football Ticket Information

University Ticket Office | General Public | Season Tickets/Alumni | Students | Will Call, Recruits, Players Family | Ticket Policy/FAQ’s

University Ticket Office

Northwestern University
Athletic Ticket Office
1501 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60208
888-GO-PURPLE (467-8775)

August-April: Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
May-July: Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:00pm

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General Public

General public single game and season tickets are available for purchase online at, by telephone at 888-GO-PURPLE (467-8775) or in person at the Ryan Field Ticket Office. Individual game tickets for the 2011 football season are on sale Aug. 8, 2011 (nonconference games) and Aug. 22, 2011 (conference games).

If general public seating for football is sold out and student tickets remain, tickets will be released for public sale beginning 15 minutes before kickoff for football.

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Season Tickets/Alumni

Order Northwestern season tickets to ensure the best possible seats at Ryan Field as well as take advantage of all the benefits of being a Northwestern Football season ticket holder.

2011 Season Ticket Pricing

  • Sideline: $200/seatA 26% Savings
  • Corner: $150/seatA 32% Savings
  • End Zone: $116/seat� A 39% Savings
  • Young Alumni: $100/seatA 55% Savings
  • NOTE: Savings based off of individual single-game ticket prices.

2011 Family Pricing

Fans who purchase at least one regularly-priced adult season ticket in the ENDZONE or CORNER sections of Ryan Field (sections 113-124) have the opportunity to purchase discounted youth season tickets for only $80 each. Youth tickets are valid only for children in the eighth grade or younger.

For a list of season ticket holder benefits CLICK HERE.

Order your 2011 Season Tickets today by calling 888-GO-PURPLE (888-467-8775), click here to purchase online, or mail in 2011 Season Ticket Order Form.

Young Alumni Season Tickets

Northwestern Alumni (undergrad or graduate) that have graduated within the past five years have the opportunity to purchase season football tickets for only $100 per seat (limit four). Alumni that select this season ticket option receive all the normal season ticket holder benefits. For more information or to secure your seats for the upcoming season, call the Northwestern Athletic Ticket Office at 888-GO-PURPLE (467-8775). NOTE: There are no single-game discount tickets available for young alumni.


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Undergraduate Students

Full-Time Undergraduate Students must present their WildCARD at Gate T only for admission. The gate will open 90 minutes before kickoff. WildCARD admission is valid only for the student section (Sections 132 – 136). Seating is general admission within the student section. The student section is limited to full-time undergraduate students only. First-come, first-served, while seating lasts. Day of game admission only. No need to purchase season tickets ahead of time.

Graduate Student Season Tickets

Students that are currently enrolled in a graduate studies program at Northwestern have the opportunity to purchase season football tickets for only $100 per seat. Graduate students that select this season ticket option receive all the normal season ticket holder benefits. To order your graduate student season tickets, please follow the directions below:

  1. Register with the Athletic Ticket Office
  2. Once you have registered send an email to with your name, school and Wildcard I.D. #. You will receive an email once your information is verified with a log in to purchase student tickets.

If you have any questions or issues, contact the Northwestern Athletic Ticket Office at 888-GO-PURPLE (467-8775).

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Will Call, Recruits, Players Family

Everyone must have a Photo ID in order to pick up Will Call and Player Guest Tickets. The Athletic Ticket Office will not accept third party Will Call. Guests must present a photo ID to pick up tickets. Tickets must be under the name of the person who will pick them up. If there is a need to change the Will Call name, the guest must contact Will Call prior to game day via fax or email (847.491.7886 or

  • General will call windows are located near the Athletic Ticket Office next to Gate K.
  • NU player guest tickets are located at Gate Q.
  • NU player guest tickets are located at Gate N.
  • Visitor player guest tickets are located at Gate E.
  • Press will call is located at Gate N.
  • Ticketmaster will call is located near the Athletic Ticket Office next to Gate K.

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Ticket Policy/FAQ’s

NU Athletics reserves the right to enforce reserved seating if crowd control or safety issues dictate the necessity. The University reserves the right to relocate ticket holder(s) to an alternate seat location(s) at its discretion based upon conduct, apparel or other reasons.

Address Changes

If there is a change of address, it is the owner’s responsibility to notify, in writing, the Northwestern University Athletic Ticket Office. Address changes can be made via fax, email or by mailing in the new address. (847.491.7886-Fax,, Athletic Ticket Office 1501 Central Street Evanston, IL 60208) Northwestern University will not be responsible for mail not received or returned due to an incorrect address.

Payment for Tickets

The Northwestern University Athletic Ticket Office accepts payment through cash, check, money order and credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard and VISA only). Full payment must be received at the time of the order. Any check returned for insufficient funds places the ticket holder in jeopardy of losing their seats. In order to provide the best service possible to all of our customers, deadline dates listed on applications are absolute and final. Customers who miss the deadline dates are subject to loss of seating assignments and tickets. There will be a $30.00 charge for any returned check and your account will be reviewed for a possible loss of an active status for purchasing future tickets.

Mailing of Tickets

All tickets ordered, unless otherwise requested, will be mailed via first class mail. Season tickets are sent via 2 day UPS approximately 3 weeks prior to the first game. All orders that are placed ten (10) days or less prior to the game will be held at WILL CALL and can be picked up with a photo ID at the Athletic Ticket Office, located near Gate K at the south end of Ryan Field, starting three hours before game time (for football). Men’s Basketball tickets may be picked up at the Welsh-Ryan Arena Box Office starting 90 minutes prior to tip-off. Plan on arriving early to avoid delays. WILL CALL remains open throughout football games.

Lost Tickets

Contact your account executive or the ticket office for more information.

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