The Eastern Michigan University Eagles football team is one of the biggest programs in the State of Michigan. The Eagles compete in the Mid-American Conference against some of the Midwest’s most talented programs. EMU has been playing football for over 120 years, first fielding a team in 1891. During that span the Eagles have notched many great achievements including over 470 wins, 10 conference titles, and 2 bowl game appearances. Eastern Michigan has also finished the season with an undefeated record five times, including a 1943 campaign in which the Eagles were not scored upon. Many great college players wore the Eagles green and white including, Charlie Batch, Al Clark, T.J. Lang, Kevin Walter, and Jason Jones. The Eagles have a growing fan base and many great traditions, old and new. In recent years EMU has had some of its best success against its in-state rivals, and looks to build on that success and turn it into a MAC championship. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Eastern Michigan Eagles football tickets.
Eastern Michigan Eagles Football at Rynearson Stadium Address: 184 Westview Street Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197
The Eastern Michigan University Eagles football team plays their home games at Rynearson Stadium in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Rynearson Stadium has been home to the Eagles since 1969 and can seat over 30,000 fans. The Stadium is named for Elton J. Rynearson who coached the Eagles for 26 seasons, winning over 110 games in his tenure as head coach. Game days at Rynearson are energetic and family friendly. Students, faculty, alumni, and fans wear as much green as possible and make sure to share plenty of noise with the visiting team on offense. The Eastern Michigan Eagles home bench is on the Rynearson Stadium sideline with sections 101-109. Rynearson Stadium parking information is covered in our Eagles event guide.
Eastern Michigan vs. Central Michigan
The Eagles and Chippewas have met on the gridiron over 85 times and have passed the Michigan MAC Trophy back and forth almost every year. The two schools combined to win the trophy 8 of the first 9 seasons making this matchup the most competitive in the trophy series and it has been one of the best in the MAC West Division. Although the Chippewas lead the overall series, the Eagles have had good success in the past decade and look to turn the tide in the rivalry.
Eastern Michigan vs. Western Michigan
One of the quietly intense rivalries in the MAC, every time Eastern plays Western there is quite a lot on the line. The winner of this game gets valuable headway into bringing the Michigan MAC Trophy back to their campus for a year as well as having MAC West Division implications and major state bragging rights. Many of the players and fans from both schools know each other and want to win this game on a deeply personal level.
Eastern Michigan Eagles Event Guide
How can I buy cheap Eastern Michigan Eagles tickets?
TicketCity offers a big selection of Eastern Michigan Eagles football tickets which include some of the lowest priced seats on the market. Eastern Michigan tickets fluctuate based on demand and opponent. Marquee MAC opponents like Ohio, Northern Illinois, and Ball State 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 Eastern Michigan tickets near face value.
Where can I find the 2016-2017 Eastern Michigan Eagles football schedule?
The Eagles 2016-2017 football schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by the MAC. Eastern Michigan plays in the MAC West Division, which means games against Ball State, Central Michigan, Northern Illinois, Toledo, and Western Michigan. Game times are announced by the MAC as soon as the TV schedule is set. Eastern Michigan’s home opener is typically one of the most popular games. They also compete with Central Michigan and Western Michigan for the Michigan MAC Trophy. If you are looking for Eagles news or scores, then visit our partners at CBS Sports. They are also a good source for the official Eastern Michigan Eagles team roster.
Can I buy Eastern Michigan Eagles football season tickets?
Eastern Michigan Eagles 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 Eastern Michigan football season tickets. Let us know if you want a particular section at Rynearson Stadium.
What is the best Eastern Michigan rivalry game during the season?
It is not often in college football that there is a trophy that is contested between 3 schools. The Michigan MAC Trophy is one of those rare awards and because of the competition for the trophy, it makes it hard to pick a single best rivalry for the Eagles. Whenever the Eagles line up against the Western Michigan Broncos, or the Central Michigan Chippewas, there is going to be lots of tension and high stakes. If you are looking for one Eagles game to attend you cannot go wrong with either of those games.
What is the best game day tradition at an Eagles home game?
About 3 ½ hours before game time, EMU students, faculty, and staff meet outside of The Towers residence halls and are joined by the Eagles cheer and dance teams. Together they walk from the Towers to Rynearson Stadium in what is known as the Rally to Rynearson. Although this is a new tradition, it is one of the most unique and unifying fan festivities in the country and is filled with bundles of Eagles pride.