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The Red & Black Fall Classic at Northern Illinois University’s Huskie Stadium showcases some of the best marching bands in the best venue in the Midwest. 2021 marks the 18th year the Phantom Regiment has produced a high school marching band show and the 11th event in partnership with the NIU Huskie Marching Band.


All seats are general admission, and gates open 30 minutes before the start time. Tickets are only available at the stadium on the day of the event.


  • Adults – $15*
  • Seniors & Students – $8*
  • Children 5 & under – FREE

(*Prices do NOT include NIU’s Capital Improvement Fee – Add $2 to each ticket)

ADA Wheelchair

(Accessible seating available on the field only)


The stadium does NOT allow outside food or beverage; bottles; alcohol; confetti; laser pointers; pets. The temperatures in the evening have been known to get chilly at this time of year, so be sure to come with the appropriate clothing. Blankets are OK.

Directions and Parking

Parking can be found in open weekend lots around campus or at the paid lot at the NIU Convocation Center Lot 2. ADA parkding can be founding lot 33 or on the West grass behind the vendor area.


Gates open at 4:00pm. The first band performs at 5:10pm. Click here to view the full schedule. Click Here to view the digital program.

Stadium Policies

***Masks are required for entry into Huskie Stadium.***

No large bags or purses are allowed in Huskie Stadium.


  • One clear plastic bag12″ x 12″ x 6″ clear plastic stadium bag
  • – OR –
  • One (1) gallon clear plastic storage bag
  • – OR – 
  • One clutch purse
  • 4.5″ x 6.5″ or smaller

Purchase an NFL and college stadium approved Phantom Regiment bag HERE


  • Backpack
  • Purse
  • Camera bag
  • Binoculars case
  • Fanny pack
  • Printed pattern plastic bag

No strollers are allowed.