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Ryan Field

1501 Central St, Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 491-2287
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Ranked #7 of 9 Attractions in Evanston
Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Theaters & Stadiums
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Lafayette, Colorado
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We enjoyed watching the game but there is scaffolding at the end of the field (for photographers) that covers up half of the scoreboard.

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Carrollton, Missouri
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great field! There really isn't a bad seat in the house! Pick any one according to your budget and you're still going to be close enough for the action. Food was great and there was a lot of variety. We talked to some of the fans and they were friendly and inviting (minus the ones who were suffering from consumption... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We recently went out to Chicago to watch the Nebraska-Northwestern game. We're trying to visit one big 10 stadium every year, and this one was decent. It wasn't the biggest or nicest field, but it was fun. I'm sure the amount of Nebraska fans that were there, or the fact that Nebraska won didn't hurt either

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Fremont, CA
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312 reviews 312 reviews
104 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Pluses: easy to get to from Chicago, friendly fans, enough women's bathrooms, new video board Minuses: Its outdated, hard metal benches, old facilities, unintelligible PA system, TV tower blocking the new video board, little shade. Bottom line: Wouldn't come here except our team was playing Northwestern

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White Plains, New York
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93 reviews 93 reviews
34 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Bleacher seating, very little shady areas to escape the onslaught of summer sun and metal support beams that are rusting out makes Ryan itself a disappointing place that doesn't reflect the Northwestern image of a world-class university. I am told the basketball arena is even worse. Hey NU, if you are claiming that sports help create a healthy atmosphere among... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Was here for the Ohio State/Northwestern game In October 2013. I had tickets in Section 111 about 10-15 rows from the field and the visibility was great. Venue is on smaller side and reminded me of a large high school stadium. Stadium is somewhat dated and the 'guts' of it (concessions, walking ramps, etc) looked rundown. We took the L... More

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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104 reviews 104 reviews
30 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Went to two Northwestern games last fall after moving to the area. Like the fact that the stadium is very "old-school", oval with bleacher seats, real grass, reasonably priced concessions, get close to the action. Described it to my kids as more like a larger high school field and a big stadium. (Our previous experience was Univ. of Pittsburgh games... More

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Brighton, Michigan
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87 reviews 87 reviews
42 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

We have been to all the Big 10 schools to watch a game. This is one of my favorite places to visit. The campus is beautiful. The fans are respectful. The area is very nice and safe. Downtown Chicago is 40 minutes away. Lots of great restaurants and bars to choose from. Highly recommend a visit to NW!

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Chicago, Illinois
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91 reviews 91 reviews
41 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Although it has fewer than 10,000 students, the Big Ten's only private university has been fielding some competitive football teams in the last few years. As season ticket holders since the late '70's we have seen positive changes in the last fifteen years. Now the stands are usually full! College football games "feel different" than going to a professional football... More

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Evanston, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Just saw my first Northwestern game at Ryan Field and it was a great experience. The home crowd was so into the game.

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