Victor E. Pub offers fans food and beverages with a view of the action


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Victor E. Pub Feb.1, 2020, during NIU’s game against Miami University-Ohio at the Convocation Center.

By Quentin Wilson

DeKALB — Students are now given a new option to watch, get comfortable and enjoy home games here at NIU.

On January 11th, the Convocation Center hosted the opening of the Victor E. Pub located on the west end, on the track above the basketball court.

“We are always looking for new areas to attract our fans and a new way to provide,” Associate Athletic Director Donna Turner said.

The Pub will feature a full service bar allowing fans to purchase mixed drinks, as well as non-alcoholic drinks. The pub will also feature $2 drink specials, a unique drink for each game and occasional food specials.

Guests will be able to enjoy a new perspective of the game, with brand new furniture in the area including: comfortable seating, high top tables and a phone charging station.

According to Turner, the pub was added to compliment the atmosphere of the arena. The pub is accessible to everyone, and they have the option to stay or to take their food back to their seats.

Victor E. Pub will open one hour before sporting events taking place inside the Convocation Center’s main gym until the events’ conclusion. 

The Pub’s next opening will be 5 p.m Friday when the men’s basketball team will face-off against the Kent State University Golden Flashes. 

“Come by [and] check it out,” Turner said. “It’s a great area to gather with your friends.”