Atmosphere

Redbirds fans love to tailgate making a trip to Normal for an Illinois State game a great experience. All around campus, you’ll see Redbirds fans tailgating and having fun with friends and family. Whether you like to grill or just like to throw back some drinks with friends, you’ll enjoy tailgating at Illinois State.

You’ll find a lot of camaraderie among fans here in Normal as everyone comes out to tailgate and have a good time before the game. As long as you bring something to share, you’ll make friends quickly, so don’t hesitate to strike up a conversation with tailgate neighbors.

Those of you who are bringing the kids to the game will want to stop by Reggie’s Fun Zone in Horton Field House before the game. Reggie’s Fun Zone features all kinds of kids activities including inflatables, crafts, and much more, so stop by and check it out.

Tailgating is a big part of the gameday experience at Illinois State, so arrive here early and make the most out of your trip to Normal, Illinois.

Traditions

Reggie’s Fun Zone

If you’re taking the kids to the game, stop by Reggie’s Fun Zone before the game. Reggie’s Fun Zone is located in Horton Field House and opens two hours before kickoff. Here kids will enjoy inflatables, games, crafts, and even get to meet Reggie Redbird himself.

Will Robinson and Doug Collins Statue

Before heading into Hancock Stadium, stop by Redbird Arena to see the statue of Will Robinson and Doug Collins. The statue is located outside the north entrance and honors the two ISU basketball legends making it a must-see for Redbirds fans.

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