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Address: 1501 Central St, Evanston, IL 60201
Phone Number: (847) 491-2287
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Chicago's Big Ten Stadium

Fun place to watch college football. Often called the Wrigley Field of college football, this stadium offers good sightlines and is easy to get around. Concessions can be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 13, 2015
Highland Park, Illinois
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Oswego, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 NEW

My daughter is a freshman at Northwestern University. Football games are a big part of our family's entertainment as we also have a son at the University of Minnesota who is in the marching band. This is our second time at Ryan Field and I have to say that it really needs a facelift. Once you are seated in the... More 

Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

I have gone to many college stadiums, this is one of my favorites. The amenities are not great, but the crowd is orderly and the team is fun to watch.

Highland Park, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Fun place to watch college football. Often called the Wrigley Field of college football, this stadium offers good sightlines and is easy to get around. Concessions can be crowded during big games, and parking nearby is limited unless you're a donor, but otherwise the old stadium holds up well.

Moraga, United States
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Smaller stadium by Big 10 standards. Good view from most seats and extremely helpful fans. Plenty of restrooms and large. Food and beverages were fair.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We are from Nebraska and we wanted to take a trip to Chicago for one of the games. Evanston is just a hop, skip, and a jump from Chicago so this ended up being the perfect game for us to see! You really can't get a bad seat in this stadium! My only complaint is that we had to take... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

We attended the Northwestern vs. Stanford and the game did not disappoint. The overall stadium experience was outstanding and the environment during the game as pleasant. The fan's were respectful and the crowd was very enthusiastic throughout the game.

Charlottesville, Virginia
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

This is one of the smallest and probably most historic stadiums of a Division I university. We enjoy seeing a game every year or two. From the upper reaches of the stadium, facing Lake Michigan, you can see the Chicago Skyline.

Metro Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Nice old stadium of the Northwestern University Wildcats football team. Security check entering the stadium. We sat in section 131, which was near the 30-yard line, amidst a sea of purple (NU's team color). Bought nachos and a polish dog. Not much food or merchandise concessionaires; facilities can be improved. Oh yes, NU beat Western Illinois 24-7.

New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is my 100th TripAdvisor review so I want it to be a special one. NU is my beloved alma mater. I met my wife there and my first daughter is named after the dorm where I met my wife. Outside of my family, NU Football is the most important thing in my life. Go Cats! The stadium is small... More 

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Arden Hills, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Visited two falls ago for Gopher Game oct 2013 and was not impressed. Concessions were weak. Parking non existent. No tailgate atmosphere. Fan base apathetic. The field looked nice and the long, natural grass caters to the home team. Stadium needs video boards, sound system and amenties to compete in BIG.


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