EIU Tailgate Weekend in Season Opener at San Diego State


Published on July 24 2013 2:32 pm
Last Updated on July 24 2013 2:32 pm
Written by Millie Lange

CHARLESTON, Ill. – Eastern Illinois Athletics and the Eastern Illinois Alumni Association are teaming together for a tailgate weekend when the EIU football team opens the season Labor Day Weekend at San Diego State.  The Panthers will face the Aztecs at 5 p.m. (Pacific) at Qualcomm Stadium Saturday, August 31.

The weekend kicks off with a complimentary Friday Night reception at the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina (located at 333 West Harbor Drive).  The reception begins at 5 p.m. running until 6:30 p.m. with complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.  The San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina is located just blocks from the San Diego Gaslamp District.

On Saturday afternoon the EIU Alumni Association will host a tailgate at Qualcomm Stadium from 2:30-4:30 p.m.  Tailgate has two options, the first for $35 which includes food and non-alcoholic beverages; the second for $42 which includes food and beer/wine.  Game tickets for the 5 p.m. kick off are $17.  Tailgate packages can be purchased through the EIU Alumni Association by calling 217-581-6616 or 1-800-ALUM EIU (1-800-258-6348).  Fans can purchase game tickets only by calling the EIU Ticket Office at 217-581-2106.  Registration for the event is available online at http://www.eiu.edu/alumni/event_register.php?event=29

For EIU Alumni and fans interested in playing golf on Saturday morning in San Diego, EIU alumnus John Phipps can help with tee times at Riverwalk Golf Club.  Contact John at jphipps@rdgolf.com

A limited number of rooms are currently being held until July 30 at the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina.  You can reference the EIU Fan Block by calling the hotel directly at 619-234-1500.

The Panthers home opener will be on Saturday, Sept. 14 against Illinois State in the Mid-America Classic.  Season tickets for EIU football are now on sale.  Call 217-581-2106 or online at www.eiupanthertickets.com   Single game tickets will be available on Monday, August 5.