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Address: 1501 Central St, Evanston, IL 60208-3630
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+1 847-491-2287
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Ryan Field offers a fan-friendly old-style Big Ten college football experience. Yes, there is a modern video scoreboard and many improvements. It's an old stadium that is easy... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2016
David M

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

If you're a fan of the visiting team, you're in for a treat. Tickets are affordable; and you'll be welcome in the eyes of the home team's fans and students, even if you wear your team's colors and/or your team wins. You can even walk back to your car or into town (downtown Evanston with many fine restaurants is only... More 

Thank Stephen S
Chicago, Illinois
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2,841 reviews
1,128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,865 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Northwestern's football and basketball programs have become more competitive and their facilities have become more in tune with the 21st century. When I was a high school student in the 1950s, my father, a Northwestern graduate, gave me tickets to attend a Michigan/Northwestern football game. In those days, crowds were small. It was as if a fan would ask: "What... More 

Thank Taylor B
Cranford, New Jersey
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We saw a Northwestern play Penn State there. You could see evrything from where we sat and anyplace else in the stadium.

Thank abarry39
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Ryan Field offers a fan-friendly old-style Big Ten college football experience. Yes, there is a modern video scoreboard and many improvements. It's an old stadium that is easy to navigate. The fans are friendly. On game days there is a children's area called Wildcat Alley where you can hang out before kickoff. You feel comfortable bringing your children to see... More 

Thank David M
Dane County, Wisconsin
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87 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

If you have mobility issues Ryan Field can be tricky to navigate. You must be pro-active to get help with everything from elevator access (to higher seating sections) to getting on "free" shuttle buses returning from stadium to parking lots. An able friend must go to a service window get your ticket stamped " elevator privileges" every week. If you... More 

Thank Midwestern_Woman
Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I'm not a die hard fan of the Northwestern Wildcats, but do cheer them on when they play against other teams; teams other than "Illinois Fighting Illini", and plus I love college football. As for the stadium it's great! The seats, and everything seems so up close. I've never had a crappy seat, or any seat that seems so far... More 

Thank T G
San Francisco Bay Area
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119 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Take public transportation from the City or Burbs. The train / subway gets you close enough. Then, you can walk over. Otherwise, take a taxi, Uber, Lift, etc. This stadium is imbedded into a very traditional suburban neighborhood.

Thank Acommon1
Noblesville, Indiana
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Wow - where do I start? I know - the clear bag policy. First - it doesn't speed gate entry. It inconveniences ONLY the female fan. I got the stupidest questions about my wallet and a windbreaker jacket. Really?? Get over yourselves, Northwestern stadium personnel. Second - Our seats were three rows down from the top of the stadium. As... More 

Thank Rosalie S
Lincoln, Nebraska
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Quaint. But more like a large high school stadium than big-time college football. Understaffed and unprepared for more than a few thousand extra visitors.

Thank Esquire18589
Chicago, Illinois
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1,407 reviews
852 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 413 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Had a great time watching Northwestern beat Duke. Great site lines. You can only bring in clear bags - purses can not be larger than 4" x 6". Prices were reasonable for pop and hot dogs. A short walk from the Purple CTA Line.

Thank Diane K

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