NIU / Chicago Blackhawks Game Day Experience 


Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
Sunday, March 6


We invite you to take advantage of this special Northern Illinois University ticket offer as the Chicago Blackhawks welcome NIU alumni, family, and friends to their game on Sunday, March 6 against the defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning.

This special offer includes tours, a buffet dinner, pregame skating and an exclusive NIU-themed Blackhawks hat. The pregame experience begins at 3:30 p.m. with puck drop at 6 p.m.

Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination or Negative Test Required

All guests age 5 and over must provide proof of full vaccination or negative COVID test within 72 hours to enter the United Center.
Step-by-Step Entry Process
Guests will provide their proof of vaccination or negative test within 72 hours, then continue through the security checkpoint before the mobile ticket is scanned.

This NIU / Blackhawks Game Day Experience includes:

• A ticket to the Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning game.
• Tours of the Blackhawks locker room* and training facilities at Fifth Third Arena (practice home of the Blackhawks).
• Pregame buffet at Fifth Third Arena featuring entrees, sides, desserts, soft drinks, water and cash bar.
• An open skate at Fifth Third Arena (skate rental included).
• An exclusive NIU-themed Chicago Blackhawks hat.

*Per Blackhawks current COVID-19 protocols proof of vaccination is required to enter the Blackhawks Locker Room. No exceptions. Information is subject to change based on current NHL, state and local public health and safety guidelines.

Questions? Please contact Ben Ostler with the Blackhawks at 312-455-7096 or

This event has sold out in previous years so purchase your tickets today!

Event Infomation

Date: Sunday, March 6

Pregame: 3:30 p.m.

Puck drop: 6 p.m.


3:30PM - 10:00PM Sun 6 Mar 2022, Central timezone


Fifth Third Arena
1801 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60612

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We deeply respect and greatly appreciate our donors, alumni, community and friends. As we move forward – together – the NIU Foundation and NIU Alumni Association are committed to following the above guidance and making every effort to reduce any threat to everyone’s safety, health and well-being.

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