The Ball State University Cardinals football team is one of the most followed brands in the State of Indiana. The Cardinals have been playing football for almost a century, with their first season coming in 1924. Ball State became a permanent member of the FBS Division in 1983 and have been competing at college football’s highest level ever since. The Cardinals have been members of the Mid-American Conference since 1973 and compete against many of the top programs in the Midwest. Over the years BSU has won over 420 games and 10 conference titles, including 5 in the MAC. Many great players have worn Ball State’s Cardinal and White colors, including Blaine Bishop, Timmy Brown, Sean Baker, Nate Davis, Robert Brewster, and Brad Maynard. In recent years the Cardinals have seen a resurgence of success, playing in bowl games in 2007, 2008, 2012, and 2013. The success has brought new fire to the program, which looks to return to the top of the MAC standings in the near future. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Ball State Cardinals football tickets.
Ball State Cardinals Football at Scheumann Stadium Address: Tillotson Avenue Muncie, Indiana, 47306
The Ball State University Cardinals football team plays their home games at Scheumann Stadium in Muncie, Indiana. Schuemann Stadium has been home to the Cardinals since 1967 and can seat over 23,000 fans. The Stadium was originally named Ball State Stadium, but was renamed in honor of John and June Scheumann, two alumni and benefactors of the University, in 2005. Scheumann Stadium was renovated in 2007 and now features a horseshoe-shaped exterior, with the north end zone enclosed with lawn seating. The stadium also underwent a lighting renovation to allow the Cardinals to better broadcast night games. Scheumann Stadium is among the best facilities in the Mid-American Conference and one of the best places to watch a football game in the State of Indiana. Scheumann Stadium parking information is covered in our Cardinals event guide.
Ball State vs. Northern Illinois
The Cardinals and Huskies first met in 1941 in a game that resulted in a tie that would foreshadow the next 70 years of football. Ball State and Northern Illinois have met over 40 times in their history and the overall series is almost dead even, with the series lead separated by less than 5 games. Since 2008 the winner of this game is awarded the Bronze Stalk Trophy, which pays tribute to the importance of maize in Indiana and Illinois.
Ball State Cardinals Event Guide
How can I buy cheap Ball State Cardinals tickets?
TicketCity offers a big selection of Ball State Cardinals football tickets which include some of the lowest priced seats on the market. Ball State tickets fluctuate based on demand and opponent. Marquee MAC opponents like Northern Illinois, Bowling Green, and Miami (Ohio) can drive up home game prices. While cheap tickets are more plentiful for unranked, non-conference opponents. Those early season games may offer the best opportunity to purchase Ball State tickets near face value.
Where can I find the 2016-2017 Ball State Cardinals football schedule?
The Cardinals 2016-2017 football schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by the MAC. Ball State plays in the MAC’s West Division, which means games against Northern Illinois, Western Michigan, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, and Toledo. Game times are announced by the MAC as soon as the TV schedule is set. Ball State’s home opener is typically one of the most popular games. They also play Northern Illinois for the Bronze Stalk Trophy. If you are looking for Cardinals news or scores, then visit our partners at CBS Sports. They are also a good source for the official Ball State Cardinals team roster.
Can I buy Ball State Cardinals football season tickets?
Ball State Cardinals season tickets are available to buy until kickoff of their home opener. Check our listings above or call us if you would like to purchase Ball State football season tickets. Let us know if you want a particular section at Scheumann Stadium.
What is the best Ball State rivalry game during the season?
In recent years the rivalry with Northern Illinois has been elevated due to the rise in competitiveness from the Huskies and the development of the Bronze Stalk Trophy. The two Universities have been playing for over 70 years with the overall series basically knotted at even. The rivalry was reborn in 1997 when the Huskies rejoined the Mid-American Conference, making this matchup an annual occurrence. As the Cardinals once again challenge for the MAC West Division title, look for this game to grow even more in importance.
What is the best game day tradition at a Cardinals home game?
Approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes before kickoff at Schuemann Stadium, fans and students line the walkways of Tillotson Avenue to welcome the arrival of the Cardinals football team. The football team is preceded by the Cheerleaders, and the Pride of the Mid-America Ball State Marching Band. This festivity is loud and full of Cardinal Pride. It is a perfect way to take a break from the tailgating and is a must experience for Cardinals fans.