Illinois Dads Weekend

Fri, Nov 1st 2019 at 12:00 PM CDT · By Illini Dads Association
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Fri, Nov 1st 2019 at 12:00 PM CDT
Sun, Nov 3rd 2019 at 6:00 PM CDT
Champaign-Urbana, IL
1402 S 1st St
Champaign IL, 61820
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"All Times Subject To Change"

Join your student(s) for a beautiful Fall weekend in Champaign-Urbana for what is always a fantastic weekend full of fun events, including our inaugural IlliniDads 5K on Sunday morning. We have something for everyone, and everyone in your family is invited.

All profits from ticket sales support Illini Dads Association projects, including scholarships and grants for U of I students. Thank you for your support!

The Illini Dads Association does not process refunds. All sales are final. If you are looking to sell your ticket you can do so by selling them via the Dads Weekend Ticket Exchange Facebook page.

The events for the weekend are as follows:

Friday, November 1

  • Illinois Men's Basketball Game vs. Lewis University (7pm)
  • Illinois Men's Hockey vs. Maryville IL (7pm)

Saturday, November 2

  • Pre-Game BBQ (2 hours before kickoff)
  • Illinois vs. Rutgers Football Game (kickoff tbd)
  • No Comment A Cappella Present: A Tribute to Dad (7pm doors open)
  • Illinois Women's Volleyball vs. Michigan State (7pm)

Sunday, November 3

  • IlliniDads 5K Fun Run (7 am registration/8:30 am run)
  • Sunday Brunch (10 am - noon)

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Illini Men’s Hockey vs. Maryville University - Friday 7pm

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Get to the UI Ice Arena and watch the 2019 11th ranked Illini breakaway to another victory as they march to D1 status!

  • UI Ice Arena

  • Dads Weekend Price: $10
  • Time: 7 pm



The Illini Dads Association and No Comment A Cappella present: A Tribute to Dad - Saturday 7:30pm

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No Comment A Acapella

End your Saturday with an evening concert featuring the award winning Illini student a cappella group No Comment. As always there will be a surprise guest act to make this a special Dads Weekend concert extravaganza.

  • Follinger Hall
  • $10 per ticket
  • General Admission seating
  • Show starts at 7:30 p.m., doors open at 7:00 p.m.



Illinois vs. Michigan St. Women's Volleyball - Saturday 7pm

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Cheer on the top-20 ranked and last year’s NCAA Final 4 Illini Women’s volleyball team as they battle Big Ten foe Michigan State     

  • Huff Hall (4th & Gregory)
  • Dads Weekend Price: $10
  • Time: 7 pm



Illini Men’s Basketball Game vs. Lewis University - Friday 7pm

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Enjoy a night at the State Farm Center cheering on the Fighting Illini to kickoff Dads Weekend!

  • State Farm Center

  • Discounted Ticket Price: $15 per ticket
  • Time: 7:00 pm



Illini Dads Sunday Brunch - Sunday 10am-12pm

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Finally, nothing says you had a great weekend like a relaxed, delicious brunch with your family and friends.

  • Illini Union, 1401 West Green Street, Urbana
  • $20 per person
  • 10:00 am - 12 pm



Pre-Game BBQ - Saturday 2 hours before kickoff

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Nothing says college football like the smell of fresh BBQ! Get your tickets today to the Dads Weekend Pre-Game BBQ inside the Large Gym at the ARC (Activities and Recreation Center next door to Memorial Stadium), before heading to the Illini Men’s Football game.

This is an annual tradition that SELLS OUT every year! Everyone needs a ticket to enter BBQ. The menu for this event will be a traditional BBQ meal, whatever the start time may be.

Even if your student purchased season tickets, you will still need to purchase an additional ticket in order to sit together in the designated Dads Association Section.

Food will no longer be served after the opening Kick-Off of the game.



Inaugural IlliniDads 5K Fun Run - Sunday 8:30am

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Start your Sunday morning with a beautiful run through the oasis of natural beauty at the University of Illinois Arboretum. This inaugural event is sure to sellout, so reserve your spot now.

  • University of Illinois Arboretum (South Lincoln & Florida Avenues)
  • Price: $35 per participant, includes a commemorative t-shirt
  • Registration starts at 7:00 am
  • Run Start Time: 8:30 am

NOTE:  Register before Thursday, October 24 to guarantee a FREE shirt.  Registrations after October 24 will NOT receive a shirt.



Illini Football Game vs. Rutgers - Saturday TBD

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Cheer on the Fighting Illini football team as they compete on Dads Weekend! You will also get to see the crowing of the new King Dad on the Memorial Stadium field.

  • Memorial Stadium
  • Football Ticket in Dads Section: $45 per ticket
  • Time TBD



Combo BBQ and Football Ticket

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Get a discounted 2 for 1 experience!

First, join us for BBQ, then cheer on the men’s Fighting Illini football team as they compete on Dads Weekend! You will also get to see the crowing of the new King Dad on the Memorial Stadium field!



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