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Ryan Field

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Old stadium with great tailgate action!

Ryan Field is one of those cold, old concrete stadiums that can never be fully renovated. It is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois
Good, but Not Great...

Going in I've read all sorts of positive and negative things about Ryan Field. I will try my best... read more

Reviewed November 5, 2018
Keaton M
Middlebury, Indiana
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ryan Field is one of those cold, old concrete stadiums that can never be fully renovated. It is easy to park nearby and quick to enter at any gate. The tailgates in the East and West Lots are among the best I have ever seen...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 515acej
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

Be warned. They funnel thousands of people into that small tunnel on the south west side in a attempt to kill fans. They think someone being crushed to death is funny. Just a horrid situation there. Malicious attempt to kill people in that tunnel!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Michael S
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Going in I've read all sorts of positive and negative things about Ryan Field. I will try my best to write the most honest review I can from my own experience this past weekend. 1) Take an Uber/taxi to stadium. Parking is free, but the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Keaton M
Reviewed October 28, 2018

I saw NU play in early October and had never been to Ryan Field before. The stadium itself is not super-impressive but it grew on me; it's small enough that it's really easy to get in and out of it, and you can be from...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

We went during Family Weekend at Northwestern. The school provides shuttles from campus and downtown. The stadium is a great place to see a game. Although the food lines were busy at halftime, they moved quick. The shuttles back were quick and efficient.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Q8730YMsharonm
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Easy stadium to move around in. It needs another big screen. Food was ok and prices were reasonable. Parking was a mess.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dennis G
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Apparently many Big Ten Conference fans only attend games when and where they can get the latest stadium amenities, the biggest crowds, and a long list of food and beverage items at concession stands. That misses the point of going to a stadium to watch...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank joe-chicago-23
Reviewed October 8, 2018

I was here for the Michigan v. Northwestern game with my sister, and we were both surprised at how "intimate" the place was. We had great views of the field, and getting in and out was extremely quick and easy. It was really great hanging...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ArmyCaptain
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Was there for Michigan at Northwestern game. As a Michigan Alumnus I have traveled to all the original Big Ten Stadiums and State College as well. I have been going to games for Michigan in Evanston for over 25 years. In all that time, no...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank michiganmanone
Reviewed October 2, 2018

It is tiny. I dont think two men can walk shoulder to shoulder into the stadium - the ramps are that small. The bathroom situation is a mess (long lines for men) The concessions are also backed up. The jumbotron in the stadium was more...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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July 7, 2018|
Response from BubbeSuzie | Reviewed this property |
Yes, seat cushions can be brought into the stadium. I had my cushion under me, while sitting in my Wheel Chair. Other people brought cushions into the stadium. At the entrance to the stands, there will be people who will... More
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Stuart M
October Holiday - Sport in Chicago (7 Replies)
I'm heading to Chicago for the first time on 19th October for 7 days. I haven't got to many firm plans, I guess a lot will depend on weather. I want to do all the normally touristy things; skydeck, 360, river cruise, cloud gate, navy pier etc etc I'm a big sports fan so definitely want to go see the Bears on the 22nd (vs Panthers). I'm looking to stay just off magnificent Mile. What's the easiest way to get to Soldier Field? It looks like 16th St on green line will be a the closest. Any...More
September 25, 2017|
Response fromBooyakasha1201|
The Bears have 8 home games a year so tickets are very expensive. They won on Sunday so I am guessing tickets will not get cheaper and selection will go down. Buy now via stub hub. NWU is fun, college game stadium is not huge like some of the other Big 10 schools. You should be able to get decent bulls tickets. B.