Are you ready for some football? Join us in celebrating Ball State this coming season!

Last year saw game-changing breakthroughs for our Cardinals, claiming victory in the MAC Championship and Arizona Bowl, to name a few. To keep up the momentum, we are excited to announce that your team is going all out to ensure a unique and fantastic fan experience on campus that provides pre-game excitement, entertainment, and camaraderie to our alumni, fans, students, and friends.

The new, homegrown CharlieTown tailgating experience allows fans from far and wide to leave the gear at home and focus on getting hype. Starting two hours before each game, come out to experience live music, entertainment, food trucks, and more.

The following home games will have a CharlieTown celebration:

  • Thursday, September 2: Ball State v. Western Illinois (Home Opener) – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 25: Ball State v. Toledo (Family Weekend) – Time TBA
  • Saturday, October 2: Ball State v. Army – Time TBA
  • Saturday, October 23: Ball State v. Miami – OH (Homecoming) – 3:30 p.m. (Time subject to change)

Also, don’t miss the Alumni Association’s pre-game tailgate, located directly southwest of Beaver Stadium near Jeffrey Field, from 1:30–3:30 p.m. on September 11 to prime our Cardinals when they travel to Penn State. Tickets will cost $40 per adult and $25 for children 12 and under; game tickets are $35. Make your reservations here!