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About the Southern Illinois Football
Southern Illinois Football Tickets
Without question, the Southern Illinois Salukis are one of the great overlooked programs in college football. As an FCS program, it’s usually easy to find cheap Southern Illinois football tickets. But that doesn’t do justice to SIU’s proud history. The Salukis have defeated FBS programs on multiple occasions and once spent 99 consecutive weeks ranked in the FCS top-25. They even have an FCS national championship on their resume and have sent more than two dozen players to the NFL. In short, the Salukis are not your average FCS program, which is why last-minute Southern Illinois football tickets have long been a hot commodity for a dedicated fanbase.
The 1983 season is easily the greatest in Southern Illinois football history. At that point, the Salukis were more than two decades removed from their last conference title. But Southern Illinois raced to a 10-0 record, climbing to the no. 1 spot in the FCS polls. Unfortunately, the Salukis lost their regular-season finale to Wichita State, spoiling their perfect season. But Southern Illinois bounced back in the playoffs, beating Indiana State and Nevada to reach the national championship game, where the Salukis dominated Western Carolina 43-7 to claim the program’s first national title.
The Saluki Way
Somehow, it would take 20 years after that national championship for the Salukis to return to the FCS playoffs and win another conference title. However, starting in 2003, Southern Illinois reached the playoffs in seven straight seasons, winning five conference championships during that stretch. The Salukis reached the FCS semifinals in 2007, their best finish since 1983, doing so behind quarterback Nick Hill. In 2016, Hill returned to Southern Illinois as the head coach of the Salukis. Despite inheriting a struggling program, Hill led the Salukis back to the FCS playoffs in his fifth season at the helm, getting Southern Illinois back on track and once again making the Salukis a force inside the Missouri Valley Conference and a mid-major for fans to take seriously.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where Does Southern Illinois Football Play?
Since 2010, the Salukis have played their home games at the aptly named Saluki Stadium, which is located on the SIU campus in Carbondale, Illinois. The stadium features spacious areas for fans, expanded concession areas, a large video scoreboard, and world-class artificial turf. For football games, Saluki Stadium has a capacity of 15,000 fans.
When do Southern Illinois Football tickets go on sale?
Cheap Southern Illinois tickets to games played at Saluki Stadium are available months in advance, as are Southern Illinois tickets for away games. In other words, there’s no rush to check Southern Illinois’s schedule. Just grab tickets whenever you’ve got the itch.
Is it better to buy Southern Illinois Football tickets in advance?
With Southern Illinois tickets being available so far ahead of time, it’s easy to buy tickets whenever you want – but there’s little need to plan ahead. You can often get cheap last-minute tickets to Southern Illinois games by waiting to make your purchase until the very last minute. As game day gets closer and sellers drop their prices, fans reap the benefits.
What’s the best way to buy cheap Southern Illinois Football tickets?
The best way to buy cheap Southern Illinois tickets is always going to be from a secure online platform that connects fans and resellers. These ticket marketplaces often have some of the cheapest ticket prices and are the easiest way to shop for Southern Illinois tickets. Can you buy Southern Illinois tickets at the stadium? Sure – but you’ll likely be paying a higher price than you need to!
Why should I choose Gametime over other ticket marketplaces?
Ticket marketplaces are the best place to find sports tickets. And when it comes to cheap Southern Illinois tickets, Gametime is a no-brainer. Seats bought through us are affordable because we charge some of the lowest service fees anywhere. On top of that, we show you the view from the seats you’re shopping for thanks to our panoramic seat view photos. You’ll never have to buy seats blind with Gametime – you’ll know what your view at Saluki Stadium will be before you buy those cheap Southern Illinois tickets. So the next time you’re in the market for cheap Southern Illinois tickets, turn to Gametime.
How much are Southern Illinois Football tickets?
Southern Illinois ticket prices will differ depending on a number of factors. Generally speaking, the average ticket price for Southern Illinois tickets is around $57 a ticket. But you can be looking at a few hundred dollars more, depending on the opponent, stage of play, and demand.