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Big Ten Football Championship, Dec. 1, 2018

November 26, 2018 Leave a comment
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Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana.
AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2018, all rights reserved.

Big Ten Press Release
Courtesy Indiana Sports Corp.

ROSEMONT, Illinois. – Northwestern and Ohio State will meet in the 2018 Big Ten Football Championship Game presented by Discover on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The 8th annual Big Ten Football Championship Game is scheduled to kick off at 8 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast nationally on FOX and Compass Media Networks. The winner will earn the Amos Alonzo Stagg Championship Trophy and a chance to play in one of the six bowls that comprise the College Football Playoff, including the Rose Bowl Game.

Ohio State will make its fourth championship game appearance following berths in 2013, 2014 and 2017. The Buckeyes will be seeking their third victory in the contest and second in as many years, having defeated Wisconsin in 2014 and 2017. Northwestern will be making its first championship game appearance, with the Wildcats looking for their first Big Ten Championship since 2000. The Wildcats and Buckeyes last met on Oct. 29, 2016, with Ohio State claiming a 24-20 victory in Columbus.

The Buckeyes defeated Michigan 62-39 on Nov. 24 to end the regular season at 11-1 overall and 8-1 in conference play to claim a share of the East Division title. Ohio State and Michigan finished tied atop the East Division standings at 8-1 in conference play, however Ohio State earned the championship game berth due to its head-to-head win over Michigan.

The Wildcats defeated Illinois 24-16 on Nov. 24 to improve to 8-4 overall on the season, including 8-1 in conference play. Northwestern earned the outright West Division title.

Tickets for the Big Ten Football Championship Game remain available and can be purchased through Ticketmaster atwww.ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000. In addition, a ticket block is being held for Ohio State and will be sold through the university ticket office. The Northwestern allotment has been sold out. Those interested in VIP Packages or suites should contact Indiana Sports Corp by emailing selmore@indianasportscorp.org or by calling (317) 237-5036.

Fans attending the 2018 Big Ten Football Championship Game in Indianapolis on Dec. 1 will be asked to enter with clear bags and should be prepared to arrive early. More information can be found on bigten.org/fcg.

Every Big Ten Football Championship Game ticket will allow complimentary admission to the Big Ten Fan Fest presented by Dr Pepper, to be held at the Indiana Convention Center on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. For more information on the Big Ten Football Championship Game, visit bigten.org/fcg.

Meijer Tail Greater Party on Georgia Street, Dec. 6-7

December 4, 2013 Leave a comment
Georgia Street in downtown Indianapolis

Georgia Street in downtown Indianapolis.
AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2013, all rights reserved.

By John Dedman
Indiana Sports Corporation
http://indianasportscorp.org/

The Meijer Tail Greater Party on Georgia Street will provide a vibrant downtown celebration for fans, visitors and central Indiana residents leading up to the 2013 Big Ten Football Championship Game. The event runs from 3-9 p.m. on Friday, December 6, and Noon-8 p.m. on Saturday, December 7, 2013.

Free to attend, the Meijer Tail Greater Party on Georgia Street includes a Major League Eating contest featuring the World Famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail, food trucks, a beverage garden, college football action at the TV Lounge, a live band and DJ, the Meijer Mobile Playground, merchandise, a photo opportunity with a life-size Stagg Championship Trophy, and much more to offer the ultimate tailgating experience.

St. Elmo Steak House will host the world’s first shrimp cocktail-eating championship on Saturday, December 7 at 3 p.m., involving six to eight of the sport’s top competitive eaters. Renowned world competitive eating champion Joey Chestnut, who is expected to set a world record, highlights the field to compete for the title of World Shrimp Cocktail-Eating Champion. Prior to the main event, there will be two undercard rounds featuring the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) vs. the Indianapolis Fire Department (IFD), and an Ohio State-Michigan State fan face-off.

Indianapolis-based Soul Street Band will play Friday night from 6-9 p.m., and Ryan Hickey, also known as DJ Helicon, will perform on Saturday from 4-8 p.m. Hickey, co-founder of ORANJE, also performed at the 2012 Super Bowl Village.

The Big Ten Conference and Indiana Sports Corp have assigned downtown restaurants, designated by the Leaders and Legends Divisions, so fans can eat, drink and interact with their fellow fans. Leaders Division fans have the options of Buffalo Wild Wings, Champions, Champps, Harry & Izzy’s, Ram Restaurant & Brewery, and Scotty’s Brewhouse, while Legends Division fans will enjoy Hard Rock Café, High Velocity, Indianapolis Colts Grille, O’Reilly’s Irish Bar and Restaurant, Slippery Noodle Inn, and Weber Grill.

Please visit www.IndianaSportsCorp.org or www.BigTen.org for further event details.

The third annual Big Ten Football Championship Game will be played on Saturday, December 7 between Michigan State and Ohio State at Lucas Oil Stadium, with kick-off set for 8:17 p.m. ET. Tickets are sold out, but those interested in purchasing a suite should contact Stephanie Arnold of Indiana Sports Corp at (317) 237-5036. Other fan events and programs include Big Ten Fan Fest presented by Dr Pepper, Big Ten RV Nation, and SaturDAY of Service presented by St.Vincent Health.