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Address: 1501 Central St, Evanston, IL 60201
Phone Number: (847) 491-2287
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Great Venue for College Footbal

Easy to get to using Metra,which has a train station two blocks away.No parking hassles or traffic. Great atmosphere. Saw Fighting Illini vs NU Wildcats. You are very close to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 30, 2014
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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.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 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 28 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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Chicago, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is by far the worst, most outdated and depressing stadium in the league. Insufficient restroom facilities and concessions, and just inefficient design. Only stadium in the league with "port a potties".

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Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Easy to get to using Metra,which has a train station two blocks away.No parking hassles or traffic. Great atmosphere. Saw Fighting Illini vs NU Wildcats. You are very close to the action which was great for a Big Ten game. The facility is not the most up to date but I liked the stadium. The stadium has enough modern, high... More 

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Lafayette, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 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
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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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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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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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