Pre-game concert to be held before NIU’s game versus Toledo

By Sean Ostruszka

DeKalb | Fans at NIU’s next football game against Toledo on Tuesday night will get to see a special opening act.

NIU announced Wednesday that long-time Chicago favorites “Marty Casey & The Lovehammers” will perform a pre-game concert. The game itself will be televised on ESPN2 at 6:30 p.m. and be called by John Saunders, Doug Flutie and Craig James.

The pre-game concert will take place in a tent on the East Side of Huskie Stadium at 4 p.m. and is presented by NIU Athletics, Fatty’s Pub and Grill and NSRadio.

Tickets for admission into the tent are $5 for general admission, while a $10 VIP ticket includes food and beverages, along with the concert. Tickets can be purchased at the NIU Convocation Center and at Fatty’s Pub and Grill in DeKalb.

Tickets for the game are on sale at the NIU Athletics Ticket Office in the Convocation Center, on-line at, over the phone at 312-559-1212 and through all Ticketmaster outlets.