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Address: 1501 Central St, Evanston, IL 60208-3630
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+1 847-491-2287
09:00 - 17:00
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Ryan Field offers a fan-friendly old-style Big Ten college football experience. Yes, there is a modern video scoreboard and many improvements. It's an old stadium that is easy... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Northwestern's football and basketball programs have become more competitive and their facilities have become more in tune with the 21st century. When I was a high school student in the 1950s, my father, a Northwestern graduate, gave me tickets to attend a Michigan/Northwestern football game. In those days, crowds were small. It was as if a fan would ask: "What... More 

Thank Taylor B
Cranford, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We saw a Northwestern play Penn State there. You could see evrything from where we sat and anyplace else in the stadium.

Thank abarry39
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Ryan Field offers a fan-friendly old-style Big Ten college football experience. Yes, there is a modern video scoreboard and many improvements. It's an old stadium that is easy to navigate. The fans are friendly. On game days there is a children's area called Wildcat Alley where you can hang out before kickoff. You feel comfortable bringing your children to see... More 

Thank David M
Dane County, Wisconsin
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87 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

If you have mobility issues Ryan Field can be tricky to navigate. You must be pro-active to get help with everything from elevator access (to higher seating sections) to getting on "free" shuttle buses returning from stadium to parking lots. An able friend must go to a service window get your ticket stamped " elevator privileges" every week. If you... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I'm not a die hard fan of the Northwestern Wildcats, but do cheer them on when they play against other teams; teams other than "Illinois Fighting Illini", and plus I love college football. As for the stadium it's great! The seats, and everything seems so up close. I've never had a crappy seat, or any seat that seems so far... More 

Thank T G
San Francisco Bay Area
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Take public transportation from the City or Burbs. The train / subway gets you close enough. Then, you can walk over. Otherwise, take a taxi, Uber, Lift, etc. This stadium is imbedded into a very traditional suburban neighborhood.

Thank Acommon1
Noblesville, Indiana
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Wow - where do I start? I know - the clear bag policy. First - it doesn't speed gate entry. It inconveniences ONLY the female fan. I got the stupidest questions about my wallet and a windbreaker jacket. Really?? Get over yourselves, Northwestern stadium personnel. Second - Our seats were three rows down from the top of the stadium. As... More 

Thank Rosalie S
Lincoln, Nebraska
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Quaint. But more like a large high school stadium than big-time college football. Understaffed and unprepared for more than a few thousand extra visitors.

Thank Esquire18589
Chicago, Illinois
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1,408 reviews
858 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 396 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Had a great time watching Northwestern beat Duke. Great site lines. You can only bring in clear bags - purses can not be larger than 4" x 6". Prices were reasonable for pop and hot dogs. A short walk from the Purple CTA Line.

Thank Diane K
Chicago's North Shore, Illinois
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Great local fun afternoon. You certainly will run into someone you know. Grateful to have a facility lie this so local

Thank diner574

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