Social Media Day, Ticket Special to Spice Up Opener

Follow @IlliniFootball on Twitter for a chance to win prizes!
Follow @IlliniFootball on Twitter for a chance to win prizes!

Aug 21, 2013

Buy Family 4-Pack | Promotions Website | Illini on Social Media | Buy Tickets

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- There's plenty on tap for Illinois football's Aug. 31 season-opening game against Southern Illinois at Memorial Stadium, including an incredible ticket special and Social Media Day festivities.

The hugely popular Family 4-Pack ticket special announced last week sold over 1,000 tickets in the first two days and over 2,100 in the first week. The special includes four tickets, four hot dogs and four drinks for just $49 ($12.25 per person), with additional tickets for groups of five or more available at the same rate.

As part of Social Media Day for the season-opener, all Illini fans that `Like' the official Fighting Illini Football Facebook page and follow the @IlliniFootball Twitter account by halftime will be entered to win a personalized Illinois jersey. If you're already a fan or follower, then you're already entered to win! In addition, Facebook fans and Twitter followers will be eligible to win a pair of tickets to the Sept. 14 Chicago Homecoming game against Washington at Soldier Field. The winners will be announced at Memorial Stadium and on our social media pages at the end of the third quarter.

We'll also be holding a "tweet your seat" promotion where 100 lucky fans will win an #Illini T-shirt, plus we will be posting fan tweets on the new Memorial Stadium video and ribbon boards during the game. Fans are encouraged to Tweet or Instagram photos of themselves tailgating, cheering at the game or watching at home in their Illini gear using the hashtag #Illini. Selected photos will be retweeted and shared by the official Fighting Illini social media accounts.

For more football game day information, visit the Illinois Gameday Central website at For additional details on other Fighting Illini promotions, visit the promotions website or contact Jennifer Larson at or 217-333-8221.

Family 4-Pack Ticket Graphic - 2013 SIU