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Ryan Field
Ranked #11 of 31 things to do in Evanston
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

they need to start dumping some money in the facility. the atmosphere is great. not alot of student support

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

We were in town visiting Northwestern on a college tour. We stayed for the Penn State - Northwestern game the following day. In full disclosure, I'm a Penn State alum who's used to sitting with 107,000 in Beaver Stadium in a raucous atmosphere. There's a ton of things to admire about Northwestern but Ryan Field is not one of them. Where do I start? The scoreboard is in the end zone on an angle, and inevitably gets blocked by TV cameras, so maybe 15% of the crowd can see it. There's that "big time" feel that's missing from being in the stadium, maybe because the team is just OK. The 3 sections of Penn Staters who were there were louder than everyone else in the stadium. Ryan Field should be a huge home field advantage for NW, but it isn't. There's a lot that needs to be done to bring it up to the standards of other Big 10 schools. Northwestern should be competitive in the Big 10 West and renovations to Ryan Field would go a long way towards achieving that goal. There's a dearth of parking. We parked on the lawn of a fraternity house for $25. Well worth it !

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

The former Dyke Stadium, now Ryan Field, is desperately in need of renovation or, better yet, replacement. I gather renovation is planned. Restrooms were disgusting porto-potties. Meanwhile Northwestern is building an expensive indoor football training facility??? Go figure.

Thank Charles S
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

It has been improved but there are still more renovations to make. Good viewing lines, but metal bench seats are not that comfortable. Nice college atmosphere, at least when Northwestern wins.

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Small field. Fun game. Parking is difficult but you can park in the neighborhood nearby and walk to the field. Enthusiastic fan base with locals, alums, students. Good marching band. Lots of fun and worth the experience.

Thank suzyd43
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