Northwestern Sells out 2 Final Games, Announce ’11, ’12 Schedule

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As important as it is for Northwestern to win games this college football season, it’s maybe even more important they sell tickets this season. Attendance at Ryan Field has been a big issue in recent years, and the University’s athletic department sought to remedy that with the new “Northwestern: Chicago’s Big Ten Team” ad campaign in August.

And the campaign is working. Through the first three home games, Ryan Field attendance was up 51.1% over the first three in 2009. The heartbreaking 35-27 loss to #7 and undefeated Michigan State drew 41,000+, the largest crowd of the year. What’s more impressive, is that they’ve drawn better despite the weather often working against them.

And yesterday it was announced that they have sold out the last two games: versus Iowa Nov. 13 and Illinois at Wrigley Field Nov. 20th

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