football helmets

Here's How to Watch North Central Football in the National Championship

Dec 16, 2021

Please see below for for updates on how you can enjoy the game or join fellow Cardinals at one of the many watch parties in downtown Naperville, throughout Chicagoland or around the county.

Downtown Naperville & Chicago Watch Part Locations
Friday, December 17 at 6:00pm CT Kickoff

The Lantern Bar and Grill
8 W Chicago Ave, #1
Naperville, IL 60540

Features Bar and Grill
14 Chicago Ave.
Naperville, IL 60540

Empire Burgers and Brew
48 W Chicago Ave.
Naperville, IL 60540

218 S. Washington St.
Naperville, IL 60540

Theory Chicago
9 W Hubbard (First Floor)
Chicago, IL 

Pre-Game Tailgate in Canton

If you are heading to Canton for the game, meet up with fellow Cardinal fans at Jerzee's Sports Grille within a 10 minute walk from the stadium. A reserved area for Cardinal fans will be available from 2:00pm on where you can enjoy a pre-game happy hour! 

Game Parking

There are several free parking options for the game. Fans can utilize the parking lot in Lot A on the southwest side of the stadium (note this parking lot will not open until 4:00pm ET and tailgating is discouraged), or Stadium Park Lot, which is located east of the stadium, on the east side Interstate 77 (this parking lot will be open much earlier than lot A and tailgating is permitted). 

Tune in to the Game 

Remember if you are watching from home or hosting your watch party, you may tune in through ESPN U with most TV providers (check with your provider for channel details) or through the ESPN app with cable log in. 

Stay Connected on Social Media

Make sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Tag us and use #NCAlumni #WeAreNC and #WeReign so you can show us how your are cheering on your Cardinals!