Hello There, Guest! (LoginRegister)

Post Reply 
Touchdown Village
Author Message
Bookmark and Share
JoeNovak Offline
Special Teams
*

Posts: 743
Joined: Jan 2016
Reputation: 2
I Root For: NIU
Location:
Post: #1
Touchdown Village
Brilliant idea. Was there tonight and the place was packed. Cheap beer, pizza, TVs, and canopy to hide under when it rained. I always thought that since the students always go to the bars after the tailgate that NIU needed to bring the bar to them in the stadium and that’s exactly what they did. Nothing like having dozens of Natty Lites and Naturdays. Some good arm wrestling competitions Between students and older guys. Should make that some sort of tradition.
08-31-2019 11:28 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply

DiehardHuskie Offline
Heisman
*

Posts: 9,498
Joined: Jan 2004
Reputation: 15
I Root For: The Hard Way
Location: Oswego, IL
Post: #2
RE: Touchdown Village
Wasn't there but it looked great. It was packed and overflowing into the corner of the end zone.
08-31-2019 11:31 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
ChicagoHuskie Offline
1st String
*

Posts: 1,220
Joined: Oct 2008
Reputation: 6
I Root For: NIU Huskies
Location:
Post: #3
RE: Touchdown Village
My hope is they can expand the footprint of Touchdown village- it was packed, but seemed compressed in a relatively tight area. My guess is regulations prohibit spreading this area out across the entire width of field with more depth
09-01-2019 10:23 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Big Red Offline
2nd String
*

Posts: 337
Joined: Sep 2008
Reputation: 6
I Root For: NIU
Location:
Post: #4
RE: Touchdown Village
(09-01-2019 10:23 AM)ChicagoHuskie Wrote:  My hope is they can expand the footprint of Touchdown village- it was packed, but seemed compressed in a relatively tight area. My guess is regulations prohibit spreading this area out across the entire width of field with more depth

Agreed. They need to improve on that fence. Build a more permanent structure as the white plastic picket fence looks amateurish. But the idea is cool. My big concern is when we're playing some feeble MAC foe, will the majority of the student section be in TV? That place holds a good number of people, hope that doesn't negatively impact an already sad picture of the student section.

Btw, a question? Who is allowed in TV? I presume you have to be 21 so that does eliminate a big portion of students who would probably love to go in there. Do they also allow regular folks and alumni?
09-01-2019 10:36 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
HuskieJohn Offline
Hall of Famer
*

Posts: 23,589
Joined: Dec 2010
Reputation: 64
I Root For: NIU
Location:
Post: #5
RE: Touchdown Village
Hopefully they have more pizza next time. Ran out in the 2nd quarter.

The sit down tables would be better replaced with a few stand up table tops to fit more people in the containers.

Overall great atmosphere in the area.
09-01-2019 10:39 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Stay Cool Offline
The Masked Moderator
*

Posts: 7,666
Joined: Feb 2015
Reputation: 174
I Root For: NIU, tOSU, UC
Location: Dekalb, IL
Post: #6
RE: Touchdown Village
(09-01-2019 10:36 AM)Big Red Wrote:  
(09-01-2019 10:23 AM)ChicagoHuskie Wrote:  My hope is they can expand the footprint of Touchdown village- it was packed, but seemed compressed in a relatively tight area. My guess is regulations prohibit spreading this area out across the entire width of field with more depth

Agreed. They need to improve on that fence. Build a more permanent structure as the white plastic picket fence looks amateurish. But the idea is cool. My big concern is when we're playing some feeble MAC foe, will the majority of the student section be in TV? That place holds a good number of people, hope that doesn't negatively impact an already sad picture of the student section.

Btw, a question? Who is allowed in TV? I presume you have to be 21 so that does eliminate a big portion of students who would probably love to go in there. Do they also allow regular folks and alumni?
21 and up only, I believe. And they welcome students of legal age as well as alumni, the lady and I went to check it out in the 2nd half and it was really cool

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
09-01-2019 11:12 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply

HuskieJohn Offline
Hall of Famer
*

Posts: 23,589
Joined: Dec 2010
Reputation: 64
I Root For: NIU
Location:
Post: #7
RE: Touchdown Village
I had my 9yr old in it so anyone was allowed. Just needed a bracelet to buy beer.
(This post was last modified: 09-01-2019 11:44 AM by HuskieJohn.)
09-01-2019 11:43 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
JoeNovak Offline
Special Teams
*

Posts: 743
Joined: Jan 2016
Reputation: 2
I Root For: NIU
Location:
Post: #8
RE: Touchdown Village
Anyone is allowed. Just need a wrist band to buy beer. For anyone skeptical about getting students into the stands.....at least they are going into the stadium at TV. They seemed really into the game too. All the beer vendors were floored with how many cases of beer they went through. Pretty sure every one of us would wish we had this when we were students. As for food you have access to the east side concession as well.
09-01-2019 11:55 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
HuskieAlumnus03 Offline
Special Teams
*

Posts: 925
Joined: Apr 2014
Reputation: 2
I Root For: NIU
Location:
Post: #9
RE: Touchdown Village
Loved the touchdown village stayed there all night instead of my actual seat! How have we not done this sooner. Honestly the whole game experience was amazing. It was my first home game since 2015 homecoming.
09-01-2019 12:04 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
HuskiePride12 Offline
Heisman
*

Posts: 5,528
Joined: Sep 2008
Reputation: 8
I Root For: NIU, WHITE SOX
Location:
Post: #10
RE: Touchdown Village
(09-01-2019 10:36 AM)Big Red Wrote:  
(09-01-2019 10:23 AM)ChicagoHuskie Wrote:  My hope is they can expand the footprint of Touchdown village- it was packed, but seemed compressed in a relatively tight area. My guess is regulations prohibit spreading this area out across the entire width of field with more depth

Agreed. They need to improve on that fence. Build a more permanent structure as the white plastic picket fence looks amateurish. But the idea is cool. My big concern is when we're playing some feeble MAC foe, will the majority of the student section be in TV? That place holds a good number of people, hope that doesn't negatively impact an already sad picture of the student section.

Btw, a question? Who is allowed in TV? I presume you have to be 21 so that does eliminate a big portion of students who would probably love to go in there. Do they also allow regular folks and alumni?

If they can get a more “permanent” tent type with some red/black like the yordon has for the seats, it will look much more professional and allow for even better coverage for weather like yesterday. I’m sure they will eventually,but need to see how the response was for a couple games. Great idea though
09-01-2019 01:01 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
McG Offline
Water Engineer
*

Posts: 1
Joined: Jan 2019
Reputation: 0
I Root For: NIU
Location:
Post: #11
RE: Touchdown Village
Touchdown Village was packed and a great idea. Now that they have a game of it under their belt I’m sure they will be better stocked with pizza and beer.
09-01-2019 01:54 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply

NIURedBlack Offline
Heisman
*

Posts: 5,665
Joined: Dec 2003
Reputation: 17
I Root For: NIU Huskies
Location: Chicago
Post: #12
RE: Touchdown Village
Sounds great, anything to keep the students /alum/locals engaged with the program is great imo. Hopefully this idea sticks and becomes a tradition!
09-01-2019 02:36 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
dogdangit Offline
Bench Warmer
*

Posts: 151
Joined: Sep 2016
Reputation: 0
I Root For: NIU
Location:
Post: #13
RE: Touchdown Village
Had a blast at the TV and don't really plan on going back to the grandstands the rest of the season.
09-01-2019 04:11 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
HuskieJohn Offline
Hall of Famer
*

Posts: 23,589
Joined: Dec 2010
Reputation: 64
I Root For: NIU
Location:
Post: #14
RE: Touchdown Village
Need to put the container boxes up in the East stands!
09-01-2019 04:56 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Trekker41 Offline
Water Engineer
*

Posts: 67
Joined: May 2013
Reputation: 0
I Root For: NIU
Location:
Post: #15
Touchdown Village
Sitting on the 40 yard line on the West side, I could hear the cheering in the TD Village. The crowd and cheering looked amazing!

Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
09-01-2019 08:12 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Dtownboys Offline
1st String
*

Posts: 1,030
Joined: Jul 2016
Reputation: 1
I Root For: NIU
Location:
Post: #16
RE: Touchdown Village
This concept would be great if they ever do build a bowl in the south end zone Could be a standing area with vendors. Maybe some seating but would look better as a permanent structure.
09-01-2019 10:00 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply

JoeNovak Offline
Special Teams
*

Posts: 743
Joined: Jan 2016
Reputation: 2
I Root For: NIU
Location:
Post: #17
RE: Touchdown Village
(09-01-2019 10:00 PM)Dtownboys Wrote:  This concept would be great if they ever do build a bowl in the south end zone Could be a standing area with vendors. Maybe some seating but would look better as a permanent structure.

Was thinking the same thing today. Add the bowl but with a smaller amount of bleachers, but with a huge concourse that resembled the idea of Touchdown village with bars/concessions and covered front the elements.
09-01-2019 10:05 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
pantone1935 Offline
1st String
*

Posts: 1,732
Joined: Dec 2003
Reputation: 7
I Root For: huskies
Location: hernando
Post: #18
RE: Touchdown Village
(09-01-2019 10:00 PM)Dtownboys Wrote:  This concept would be great if they ever do build a bowl in the south end zone Could be a standing area with vendors. Maybe some seating but would look better as a permanent structure.

Like this https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/image...dwe4rfds4M

GO HUSKIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
09-02-2019 08:31 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
JoeNovak Offline
Special Teams
*

Posts: 743
Joined: Jan 2016
Reputation: 2
I Root For: NIU
Location:
Post: #19
RE: Touchdown Village
(09-02-2019 08:31 AM)pantone1935 Wrote:  
(09-01-2019 10:00 PM)Dtownboys Wrote:  This concept would be great if they ever do build a bowl in the south end zone Could be a standing area with vendors. Maybe some seating but would look better as a permanent structure.

Like this https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/image...dwe4rfds4M

GO HUSKIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes, but on a smaller scale
09-02-2019 09:43 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Stay Cool Offline
The Masked Moderator
*

Posts: 7,666
Joined: Feb 2015
Reputation: 174
I Root For: NIU, tOSU, UC
Location: Dekalb, IL
Post: #20
RE: Touchdown Village
(09-02-2019 09:43 AM)JoeNovak Wrote:  
(09-02-2019 08:31 AM)pantone1935 Wrote:  
(09-01-2019 10:00 PM)Dtownboys Wrote:  This concept would be great if they ever do build a bowl in the south end zone Could be a standing area with vendors. Maybe some seating but would look better as a permanent structure.

Like this https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/image...dwe4rfds4M

GO HUSKIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes, but on a smaller scale
Right, we aren't an NFL franchise with money to throw around like they do

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
09-02-2019 10:03 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 




User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)


Copyright © 2002-2019 Collegiate Sports Nation Bulletin Board System (CSNbbs), All Rights Reserved.
CSNbbs is an independent fan site and is in no way affiliated to the NCAA or any of the schools and conferences it represents.
This site monetizes links. FTC Disclosure.
We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit http://www.networkadvertising.org.
Powered By MyBB, © 2002-2019 MyBB Group.