Illini Football promotional schedule announced for 2022


CHAMPAGNE, Ill. — Fighting Illini Athletics has announced the promotional schedule for the 2022 Fighting Illini Football season. Illinois kicks off the 2022 football season at home on Saturday, August 27 against the Wyoming Cowboys at 3 p.m. CT.

Saturday, Aug. 27 vs. Wyoming (3 p.m. CT | BTN) | GET TICKETS

Wyoming FamILLy 4-Pack – The Aug. 27 home opener against Wyoming (3 p.m. CT kickoff) is one of the first games on the college football schedule, it will also be the first time the Illini defend their new turf in front of the orange and blue faithful at the Stade du Memorial.

While single-game tickets for non-conference home games start at just $25, the “4 Pack” offers four tickets at a discounted price of $59, with the option to add additional tickets for just 14, $75 per ticket.

Great seating options are available with the FamILLy 4 pack, including Orange Zone and Horseshoe.

Additional course for teachers – As part of the College Football Playoff Foundation’s national platform to promote and reward educators, Illinois football will honor their favorite and most influential teachers and local and regional educators will be honored at in-game activities. Teachers will also be offered free tickets to the game. Contact [email protected] or call (217) 300-8491 to learn more.

Saturday, Sept. 10 vs. Virginia (3 p.m. CT | ESPNU) | GET TICKETS

University I Weekend Past award-winning student-athletes from all sports are invited back to campus for a big reunion.

Title IX 5e Anniversary – To commemorate the 50th anniversary of landmark Title IX legislation that provided equal opportunity for women in athletics, the University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics honors past honorees who helped shape women’s athletics in Illinois.

band day – High school groups from all over the state will come and perform with the Marching Illini.

Celebrate food and agriculture In partnership with the College of ACES, the game will celebrate the many partnerships and contributions the agriculture industry has made to the university and the central Illinois community.

Thursday, Sept. 22 vs. Chattanooga (7:30 p.m. CT | FS1) | GET TICKETS

Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame Weekend – The Illinois Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2022 will be honored this weekend with on-court recognition during the game and in-hall induction on Friday, Sept. 23 at 6 p.m. inside the State Farm Center. Admission is free and open to all fans.

Pre-game light show and third quarter break – Download the Fighting Illini app to take part in the pre-match light show with your phone before kick-off! Then again at the end of the 3rd Quarter, sponsored by Coca-Cola. Open the app, click on the top left of your screen and scroll down to the “Illini Lights” tab, hold your phone and enjoy the show!

Saturday, October 8 against Iowa | GET TICKETS

Hello there Orange Out! Wear Orange! Visit Game Day Spiritthe official Fighting Illini fan store to get your orange clothes!

Saturday, Oct. 15 vs. Minnesota (11 a.m. CT) GET TICKETS

Homecoming / With Illinois Celebration – The Illini football game is the last activity of a week-long celebration of the return of Illinois alumni to campus. Illinois Homecoming Week celebrates the 111th year of Illinois traditions. Theme “We are FamSICKy” week includes events to celebrate current students, community members, and UIUC’s more than 400,000 living alumni.

  • Sunday, Oct. 9: 5K Run/Dye the Fountain/Pancake Breakfast
  • Monday, Oct. 10: Dinner on the Quad/Pep Rally
    • Special Guests: Illinois Football Team
    • Bringing players together with inflatables and interactive games

  • Wednesday, October 12 (Honoring the Arts)
    • Greeks support throwback barbecue in Washington Park

  • Friday, October 14:
    • Homecoming Parade, 6 p.m.
    • With the closing celebration of the Illinois campaign
      • When: 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Sky Show starts at 8:00 p.m.
      • Where: Grange Grove, Memorial Stadium
      • Join the university, alumni, donors, and Champaign-Urbana communities in celebrating the closing of With Illinois, the university’s most successful fundraising campaign to date! As part of the kick-off to Homecoming Weekend, the doors to Grange Grove will open at 6:00 p.m. for free food, games, music and other entertainment. Then at 8:00 p.m., experience an exclamation mark on the evening – and the campaign – with a sky show and a performance by the Marching Illini. Includes FREE food trucks and fan activities. FREE for the general public to attend/watch.

  • Saturday October 15
    • Barn Grove Tailgating – lots open at 7:00 a.m.
    • Recognition of the court back in the field
    • Celebration of downtown Champagne, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday, November 5 against Michigan State | GET TICKETS

dads day – Continuing Illinois’ proud tradition of the Dads Association that began in 1920, this game will honor the dads of all Fighting Illini and crown King Dad at halftime. Father’s Day weekend will also include a Friday night Fighting Illini men’s basketball game at the State Farm Center.

Saturday November 12 against Purdue | GET TICKETS

seniors day Come pay tribute to the seniors of Fighting Illini and their families during their final game at Memorial Stadium.

Military Appreciation Day – This game will honor and recognize these brave servicemen who protect our freedom, while paying homage to the strong bond and history between the University and the military community. Be in your seat early for a special military flyover.

All active military personnel are entitled to two free tickets to the game. Contact [email protected] or call (217) 300-8491 to learn more.