Eastern Illinois football is coming off a 7-5 season that witnessed the Panthers making the FCS playoffs for the 16thtime in school history. Season ticket renewals and sales for an exciting 2016 season are now underway. Fans can renew or purchase new season ticket packages by calling 217-581-2106 or online at www.eiupanthertickets.com The Panthers will host five home games at O’Brien Field this season.
Season ticket packages are $75 per person which is a reserved seat at O’Brien Field. EIU faculty & staff receive a discounted season ticket rate of $65 per person. Youth & High School season tickets are $35 per person. Children ages K-to-6th grade can join the Panther Pack Kid’s Club for $25 which includes tickets to games along with other incentives.
The home opener will be Thursday, Sept. 1 as the Panthers will host in-state rival Western Illinois under the lights at 6 p.m.
Austin Peay comes to O’Brien Field for Family Weekend on Saturday, Sept. 24 with a 1 p.m. start time.
EIU will induct the members of the 2016 EIU Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 8 as the Panthers host Tennessee State. The game will kick at 6 p.m. and will be followed by a fireworks show.
The Panthers homecoming opponent this year is Murray State with a 1 p.m. kickoff against the Racers on Saturday, Oct. 22.
This year’s EIU Senior Day game will be on Saturday, Nov. 5 as the Panthers host UT Martin at 1 p.m.
EIU will play six road games with non-conference games at FBS member Miami of Ohio and Illinois State. Road OVC contests will take the Panthers to Southeast Missouri, Tennessee Tech, Jacksonville State and Eastern Kentucky. Tickets for road games can be purchased through the EIU Ticket Office by calling 217-581-2106.
Single game tickets will be on sale starting August 1. Group ticket discounts are available and should be made by calling 217-581-2106.