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We can’t wait to welcome you back to Ryan Field!

The safety and well-being of our student-athletes, coaches, staff and fans remain our top priority. Northwestern will follow local and state mandates and the advice of medical experts to ensure the safest possible experience for all attendees. While some uncertainty remains, our goal for the upcoming season is to prioritize our season ticket holders. Games at Ryan Field may be held with limited spectators, socially distanced pods of seats, and other restrictions.


The Wildcat Fund recognizes that parking is a very important component of the gameday experience.

As a result, the Wildcat Fund offers members different opportunities for preferred parking locations. Lot assignments are allocated based on parking tiers and Purple Points. In order to qualify for parking, donors must make their gifts to the Wildcat Excellence Fund or Seating – Athletics. Parking is available only to season ticket holders and must be requested when purchasing season tickets.

The deadline for making a Wildcat Excellence Fund or Seating – Athletics contribution to count toward your parking assignment is July 1. Due to State of Illinois and City of Evanston COVID-19 guidelines, the number of available parking spaces in each lot may vary which could impact Tiers/Purple Point cutoffs. Additionally, the option to tailgate before games will be subject to state and local restrictions.

Football parking will be assigned based on Tier. For donors at $12,500 and above, we will provide a reserved, numbered parking space in the West Lot adjacent to Ryan Field.

Tier 1 - $6,000 +

Tier 2 - $2,500 - $5,999

Tier 3 - $600 - $2,499

Donors will be ranked by their Purple Points within Tier. Individuals in Tier 1 will have their first choice of parking lot. Once all Tier 1 donors have received parking, Tier 2 will have the opportunity to select the lot of their choice. Finally, donors in Tier 3 will have the opportunity to select their parking location.

If you are interested in purchasing multiple parking passes, please refer to the guidelines below:

Contribution Amount Number of Season Tickets Maximum Number of Parking Passes
$6,000 + or 6 or more Two (2)
$600 +or 1 or more One (1)

Football Tickets

For more information on 2021 football tickets, please contact a Client Services team member at 888-GO-PURPLE (888-467-8775).

To learn more about premium season ticket options such as the Stadium Club, Wintrust Wildcat Den and Box seats, please call Matthew Smith at 847-467-5289.