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.
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.Watch video
Where to tailgate
Redbird Tent ZoneYou won’t find a better place to tailgate before the game than the Redbird Tent Zone. At the Redbird Tent Zone, you can reserve tents, catering, and group ticket packages making it the perfect place to hold your pregame event.
Public Tailgate LotsIf you want to tailgate and haven’t reserved a spot or aren’t a donor, then the public tailgate lots are the place for you. Here you’ll be able to park and tailgate before the game for $10, so just show up and join in the fun at the public tailgate lots.
RV LotsThose of you with an oversized vehicle will want to tailgate in the south end of the G-82 lot and the S-102 overflow lot. Here you’ll find lots of other large tailgate rigs, so even if you aren’t bringing your own RV stop by to check out the tricked out tailgate vehicles.