NIU Announces Stadium Upgrades To Huskie Stadium

(CBS) Good news, Huskie football fans: your stadium is getting a facelift.

Northern Illinois University announced today Huskie Stadium will soon be adding new scoreboards, a new audio system and ribbon boards on the east and west sides.

The additions are scheduled to be completed in time for NIU’s home opener against Eastern Illinois on Sept. 21.

“We are really excited about the scoreboards and audio system at Huskie Stadium,” NIU coach Rod Carey said in a statement. “We already have one of the best home crowds in the MAC and a 21-game winning streak on Brigham Field, so I’m happy we’re able to make these improvements to make game day even better for our fans.”

Additionally, the 2013 IHSA state football championships will now be held at NIU.

The Huskies have won back-to-back Mid-American Conference championship.

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