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NIU giving away football tickets today at dorm open house

DeKALB - The first 500 people to attend an open house for a new Northern Illinois University resident hall Wednesday will receive a free ticket to the NIU-Toledo football game that night.

They also will receive a $5 food voucher to use at the New Residence Hall complex or a Huskie Stadium concession stand, according to an NIU news release. Those who donate cash or a can of food will receive a voucher for a $10 ticket for a reserved seat at the west end of the stadium for Wednesday's game.

“Alumni and community members will be able to see the new community center as well as tour the pods where the rooms are located,” Connie Storey, complex coordinator of New Residence Hall, said in the news release. “Community advisers and student volunteers will be giving the tours of the hall and sharing their input.”

The dorms, which opened this fall, feature "clusters" that house 12 students with single bedrooms, six shared bathrooms and a common area with a kitchenette and washer and dryer. The building also has wireless Internet access throughout, a food court and a workout room.

The New Residence Hall open house will be from 4 to 7 p.m. New Hall West is at 1175 N. Lincoln Drive, while New Hall East is at 501 N. Annie Glidden Road, both in DeKalb.

The Huskies take on Toledo at 8 p.m.

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