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Hancock Stadium

Hancock Stadium

211 North Main Street, Normal IL 61761
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Hancock Stadium

Hancock Stadium is home to Illinois State's Redbird Football team.

For nearly four decades, Hancock Stadium has maintained its old-fashioned football tradition of keeping the fans on top of the game while moving forward with continuing enhancements for those who play, coach, or watch Redbird football.

Since 2000, the 15,000-seat facility has featured the Kaufman Football Building at its northeast corner—the spacious, versatile, well-equipped home for Redbird football players, coaches, and staff.

The fans are still close to the action, but improvements like artificial turf, the finest in scoreboards, and a state-of-the-art sound system provide the kind of atmosphere that makes playing and watching in Hancock Stadium a memorable experience.

Illinois' first college football facility with artificial turf (1969), Hancock Stadium is named for former Illinois State athletics director Dr. Howard Hancock, Redbird football coach from 1931-44, athletics director from 1931-63, and a revered pioneer in college athletics.

From their inception in the 1970s until the late 1990s, Hancock Stadium also played host to the Illinois High School Association's championship football games. The first football game at Hancock was played Sept. 28, 1963, as Illinois State played host to Indiana State.


Hancock Stadium is located on the northwest corner of College Avenue and Main Street.
Hancock Stadium Club
The Hancock Stadium Club, located at midfield of Hancock Stadium, consists of 5,500 square feet of space and features an outdoor terrace overlooking the field. The HSC has windows on the west and east side of the space, offering the best views of the town Normal and the Illinois State campus. The Hancock Stadium Club is the perfect place to host any event ranging from wedding receptions to professional meeting. Guests will be impressed by the spectacular views of this exceptional venue.


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