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Address: 1501 Central St, Evanston, IL 60201
Phone Number: (847) 491-2287
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Best value in Chicago area sports

The 89th season at Ryan Field has concluded with an exciting year of Wildcat football. If you have young kids, next year get a family package for a game or even better get a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Paul K
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English first
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45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The 89th season at Ryan Field has concluded with an exciting year of Wildcat football. If you have young kids, next year get a family package for a game or even better get a season family ticket plan. It is the best value in Chicago sports. Be sure to take them to Wildcat Alley. The stadium is dated, and doesn't... More 

Thank Paul K
Aurora, Illinois
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229 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The great thing about this stadium is you can see your team closer than any other Big 10 stadium that I have ever been to, and that is a plus. It is easy to get to, from public transportation and the city of Evanston is beautiful. We liked the independent food vendors that offer a variety of tasty offerings from... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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850 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 883 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Could definitely use some enhancements. A few more jumbotrons would be helpful to see what's going on during game play. Was our final Family Weekend at Northwestern, next time we enter stadium will be for graduation. Always seems to be empty seats.

Thank PlanetR
Chicago, Illinois
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1,171 reviews
453 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 853 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I remember when my father, a Northwestern graduate, took me to my first Northwestern football game in 1959, when the Wildcats beat Oklahoma, and again in 1961, when Northwestern briefly was ranked No. 1 in the country. I remember taking a date to a game when I was a high school student. I remember watching state high school championship games... More 

Thank Taylor B
Cedar Rapids
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31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Attended the Iowa-Northwestern game. Despite having visitors' seats, the curvature of the seating made it comfortable. Event staff were friendly and helpful and even thanked people as they left. Food and beverage prices were quite reasonable for a big time athletic event. As an older facility, there is a quaintness to it. The only downside to our visit was the... More 

Thank Arvid
Zumbrota, Minnesota
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84 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

It's an old stadium, narrow corridors, crowded getting around except for ramps, no TVs anywhere, small scoreboard that didn't have stats. Stats were sparsely put on a narrow lit strip of signage mainly used for ads. Sit close to field, that was nice. Just ok.

Thank tim m
Oswego, Illinois
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

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 

Thank UniversityMom1
Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
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60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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.

Thank JerCurtis S
Highland Park, Illinois
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50 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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.

Thank JBN1958
Moraga, United States
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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.

Thank John T

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