Welcome to the Official Nevada Athletics at NIU Tour! To ensure that all goes smoothly, please read the following information carefully, as it will provide valuable information about your trip. Please remember to visit the Hospitality Desk daily for any tour updates. Thank you for traveling with us, we look forward to seeing you in Chicago!


Distributed at the Hotel Nevada Fan Travel Hospitality Desk
• Name badge, lanyard and ticket holder
• Souvenir
• Tour itinerary and event details
• Game Day map
• Game Ticket
• Local information

Official Tour Credential

To help tour hosts identify you as part of the Nevada Fan Travel group, we ask that you wear your official tour credential (name badge) for all tour related events. Your credentials will be distributed with your travel documents on-site. Tour credentials are required for the welcome gathering, pregame tailgate and motorcoach transfer.

Hospitality Desk is located at the top of the staircase off the lobby.


Desk Hours:

Thursday, August 31: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Friday, September 1: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Tour Itinerary/Information
Thursday, August 30

*Three-Night Package Guests Only

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Hospitality Desk will be staffed at the top of the staircase off the lobby. Please stop by to pick up your souvenir, game ticket, tour credential, local information and meet your on-site staff.

3:00 pm

Check-in at the The Gwen in downtown Chicago. You have been pre-registered but you will be asked to provide a credit card for any incidentals during your stay.
Friday, September 1

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Hospitality Desk will be staffed at the top of the stairs off the lobby.

If purchased the Cubs game or architecture tour optional add-on you will receive your itinerary and ticket information when you check in at the hospitality desk. If you purchased the two-day package you will receive an email with details from a Nevada Fan Travel representative prior to the trip.

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Welcome event on the 1st Floor of the Hubbard Inn, 110 W Hubbard Street. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided. The event is a short 8 minute walk and SET staff will be available to assist with directions.
Saturday, September 2

10:45 am

Meet in the hotel lobby to begin boarding the motorcoach. Don’t forget your game ticket! 

Please note: Ryan Field will be enforcing a clear bag policy. Additional information can by found by clicking the stadium policies link in the email.

11:00 am

Motorcoach departs for Evanston. You will receive additional information upon check in regarding walking directions to the game and pregame.

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Pregame Tailgate will take place at the Ten Mile House located directly across from Ryan Field.

2:30 pm

KICK-OFF!   Nevada at Northwestern


Following the Game

Meet the motorcoach at the designated pickup location. The motorcoach will leave 30 minutes after conclusion of game.
Sunday, September 3

12:00 pm

Please check-out at the hotel’s front desk and pay any incidentals you may have incurred. Have a safe trip home!

Tour Hotel

The Gwen Hotel
521 N Rush StreetChicago, IL 60611
(312) 645-1500


Nevada Fan Travel Staff

Jessica Beckhart:
(217) 369-1206