Big Ten Game Day


Welcome Big Ten fans to Champaign County!

Whether you’re here to cheer on your football team at the historic Memorial Stadium, battle Fighting Illini Basketball at the State Farm Center or heading to a wrestling  or volleyball match, gymnastics meet, baseball or soccer game, or one of the many Illini sports, we’re happy to have you here!

We are your one-stop information destination for game day. Know where to stay, where to eat and where to park so you can enjoy your time in Champaign County! For any additional information on our area, contact us at 1-800-369-6151 or send us an email.

Enjoy your Big Ten experience in Champaign County!


Plan Your Trip


Don't wait, get your tickets for your game right away. Tickets available online or by calling Sandra Kieser, Account Executive of Ticket Sales at 217-300-8289. Click here for information on 2014 Illini Football Tickets. See special promotions for Faith & Family Day, September 20 and Medical Professionals Day, October 4.

Game Day Tips

Be in the know on what's happening on Game Day. See what streets are closed, what you can bring in and much more. Football | Basketball


Know where the best places to park are before heading over to the game. Find your facilities here.


Champaign County has over 3,500 hotel rooms ready for you to relax before or after the game. Click here for a complete list of accommodations in the area. Need room blocks for your group? Contact us for assistance.

Public Transportation

Don’t want to deal with parking at the game? Rely on our public transportation to get you to the game. CUMTD has several options to get you close to the action.

Getting Here

Champaign County is conveniently located at the intersection of I-74, I-57 and I-72 so no matter where you’re coming from, it’s easy to get here. We’re also have Amtrak for a reliable ride or Willard Airport if you’re coming from farther away. 


Before and after the game, be sure to check out the many restaurants available in Champaign County. Whether you stay in Campustown, visit Downtown Champaign, or check out our other areas, we have something for everyone. Check out Triple D Galore Along I-74 for some unique diners, dives and drive-ins in Champaign County! 


Maybe by the end of the game, you’ll catch Orange & Blue spirit, or you happen to need an essential you forgot at home. Champaign County has over 250 shops in the area for you to check out.


While you’re here for game day, be sure to visit our local attractions! Champaign County is home to eleven museums, five forest preserves, countless parks, family-friendly activities and more! 


In addition to the game, many other great events are taking place for you to enjoy. Get a glimpse of what’s happening surrounding game day!

Discounts & Deals

Save money while you’re in Champaign County! Hotels, restaurants, shops, attractions and more are offering you great deals when you visit them!

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