A very wet surface (luckily Huskie Stadium does have Fieldturf) and 35 mph wind gusts according to AccuWeather. A complete mud bowl outside the stadium. I am glad that we have a good running game.
As for those who are choosing to tailgate, good luck:
DEKALB, Ill. - Heavy rains in DeKalb on Friday will affect parking in several lots adjacent to Huskie Stadium at Saturday's Northern Illinois-Akron game, NIU officials announced Friday. Kickoff is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday and parking lots open five hours before the game.
On the west side of Huskie Stadium, the "Pride" lot (nearest to Stadium Drive West) is closed and only cars (no RVs) will be allowed in the VIP and Victory lots. RVs will be parked along Stadium Drive West with tailgating allowed only in the west grass, not on the street. Parking in the VIP and Victory lots is at the discretion of the driver. Individuals who hold passes for those areas may park in any paved lot without charge.
To see the complete parking map click here.
In addition, the grass area of the Cardinal and Black parking lot (north of Ralph McKinzie baseball field) is closed to all vehicles. Parking will be allowed on either side of Stadium Drive North and tailgating will be permitted on the grass only. The paved section of the Cardinal and Black Lot is available.
On the east side of the stadium, the Huskie and Red Riot lots are closed to vehicles. Cars will be parked first on the gravel parking area next to Mary M. Bell Softball Field and then on Stadium Drive East. Lot K (entrance off of Lincoln Highway) may also be utilized.
Fans are encouraged to allow extra time to park on Saturday, and that tailgating will not be permitted on any street. Northern Illinois Athletics regrets any inconvenience the changes in parking, caused by rain which began Thursday night and continued into Friday afternoon, may cause.Fans are also reminded of the Huskie Stadium security guidelines and tailgating policies released earlier this week. To read more about these, click here.