Welcome back sports fans to a brand-new semester here at Elmhurst University. Fall sports are in full swing after a shortened 2020 season and an even shorter spring season earlier this year. This guide will tell you everything you need to know about how you can attend future games and other sporting events. In this edition we will cover where to get tickets, where to park, and much more.
With EU opening back up, fans are allowed back at full capacity. Students can buy tickets at the gate for most events including football, basketball, lacrosse, soccer, and volleyball. Tickets are $6 for adults and students can get in for free with a current Jaypass. Seating is normally limited and operates on a first-come-first serve basis, so get there early for a guaranteed seat. EU also offers discounted tickets to seniors, and kids under nine-years-old also get in for free.
Parking tips and regulations
Elmhurst has several parking lots on campus open to parking for sporting events, so you won’t have to worry about circling around trying to find a spot. The main lots include Alexander parking lot, R.A. Faganel Hall lot, Goebel Hall lot, and the Lester Brune tennis courts which are located on 1st Street. Parking is free in all locations during sporting events.
Upcoming events for each fall sport
The Bluejays are headed back to the gridiron after a shortened spring season and you can catch them at beautiful Langhorst Field, the football field in the front of the school on Alexander Blvd. The Bluejays kick off their 2021 season with an away game against University of Wisconsin—River Falls on Sept. 4, at 1 p.m. Come out to the Bluejays’ home opener against Carthage College on Sept. 18, at 1 p.m. and be a part of the celebration. The next home game will be Sept. 25, at 2 p.m. when they take on Washington University in St. Louis.
The 2021 soccer season is right around the corner and the action takes place at Langhorst Field. The season is looking promising for both the men’s and women’s teams, and will be exciting to take in every game. The men’s team kicks off their season with their home opener on Sept. 1, at 5 p.m. at Langhorst Field. The women’s team will follow the men’s match shortly after, starting at 7:30 p.m.
Come out and support the Bluejays cross country team as they compete in the Elmhurst Earlybird Invitational. Both the men’s and women’s teams will be competing in their first event of the season. The invitational is at Eldridge Park on Sept. 3, at 5:45 p.m. Eldridge Park is located at 363 Commonwealth Lane in Elmhurst.
After a promising 2021 spring season, the women’s volleyball team is back, ready to pick up where they left off. The Bluejays will compete in the Central/Grinnell tournament in Grinnell, Iowa, before kicking off the regular season at University of Wisconsin—Whitewater on Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. Come support the Bluejays in their home opener on Sept. 15, against Illinois Wesleyan University at 7 p.m. at R.A. Faganel Hall.