The 2020 game between the NIU Huskies and BYU Cougars has been relocated from SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview, Illinois, to NIU’s stadium due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the school announced Wednesday.
The game, slated for Saturday, Oct. 24, was moved because of safety restrictions enacted by the state of Illinois around the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our team and staff were looking forward to the opportunity to play the 2020 Huskie Chi-Town Showdown versus BYU at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview this October,” said NIU Associate Vice-President and Director of Athletics Sean T. Frazier. “COVID-19 has obviously brought about many changes for all of us, and we continue to adapt and make the best decisions possible for NIU, our student-athletes and fans. Thanks to the leadership of the City of Bridgeview and SeatGeek Stadium, who have continued to be great partners in this process. We hope to continue our relationship and will look for an opportunity to bring a game to SeatGeek Stadium in the future.”
The relocation offers NIU its sixth home date for the 2020 campaign.