NIU Night With the Chicago Cubs Pregame Reception

Wednesday, August 24

NIU Night with the Chicago Cubs

Join the NIU Alumni Association on the terrace at Brickhouse Tavern, Wed. Aug. 24 from 5-7 p.m. for a pregame reception before NIU night at the Chicago Cubs.

Network with fellow alumni while enjoying drinks on the terrace overlooking Gallagher Way. Attendees will enjoy a buffet of heavy hors d'oeuvres and the first round of drinks with each paid registration.


After the reception, watch the Cubs take on their archrivals, the St. Louis Cardinals, with NIU President Lisa Freeman throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at 6:45 p.m. The game will begin at 7:05 p.m.

NIU Cubs game day hatA special ticket package has been arranged for all students, alumni and fans of NIU. The package includes a ticket to the Cubs-Cardinals game at Wrigley Field and a special-edition Cubs and Northern Illinois University hat. To purchase tickets please visit Northern Illinois University Night presented by New Era - Cardinals at Cubs.

Questions? Please contact Dana King, ’05, director of NIU Foundation and Alumni events at or 815-753-5421.

Event Details

Adults: $25 online registration
$30 at the door

Kids (17 and under): $15 online registration
$20 at the door



5:00PM - 11:00PM Wed 24 Aug 2022, Central timezone


Brickhouse Tavern
3647 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60613

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