CHARLESTON – Eastern Illinois is under the direction of new head coach Adam Cushing with the program utilizing the phrase #RunWithUs. With the season kickoff just a few months away, season ticket renewals and sales for an exciting 2019 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. New this year is a Young Alumni Ticket rate available to recent EIU alumni that have finished their degrees in the past three years. Those fans can purchase up to two season tickets for $55 each.
The home opener will be Saturday, Sept. 14 as the Panthers will face Illinois State in the Mid-America Classic. Kickoff is at 2 p.m.
Tennessee Tech comes to O'Brien Field on Saturday, Sept. 28 as the game will be this year's Family Weekend contest. The Panthers and Golden Eagles will play at 4 p.m.
EIU will host Community Day on Oct. 12 when the Panthers host Jacksonville State for a special 12 p.m. (Noon) start time.
The Panthers homecoming opponent this year is Eastern Kentucky with a 2 p.m. kickoff against the Colonels on Saturday, Oct. 26.
This year's EIU Senior Day game will be on Saturday, Nov. 16 as the Panthers host Southeast Missouri at 12 p.m.
EIU will play seven road games with non-conference games at Chattanooga, Indiana and Indiana State. The Panthers trip to Bloomington to face the Hoosiers will be on Sept. 7. Road OVC contests will take the Panthers to Murray State, UT Martin, Tennessee State and Austin Peay. Tickets for road games can be purchased through the EIU Ticket Office by calling 217-581-2106.
Ticket Pricing is $75 per person for a season ticket, $65 per person for faculty/staff season ticket, $55 per person for young alumni, $35 per person for youth/high school season ticket and #$25 per person for the Panther Pack Kids Club (kindergarten through sixth)grade.
Single game tickets will be on sale starting August 1. Group ticket discounts are available and should be made by calling 217-581-2106.