MAC Championship Football Tickets
NCAA Division: Division I FBS
Conference Champion: Northern Illinois University
Most Conference Title Wins: Marshall University
Location: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
Full-Member Schools Participating: East Division - University of Akron, Bowling Green State University, State University of New York at Buffalo, Kent State University, Miami University, Ohio University; West Division - Ball State University, Central Michigan University, Eastern Michigan University, Northern Illinois University, University of Toledo, Western Michigan University
MAC Championship Football TicketsFounded in 1946, the Mid-American Conference (MAC) began when the schools that are now known as Ohio University, Butler University, the University of Cincinnati, Wayne State University and Case Western Reserve University partnered to compete in intercollegiate sports. Many schools have come and gone in the conference since then, but hard-fought, high-quality football remains. The MAC conference is centered in the Midwest region of the US and includes mid-sized state and private schools from states like Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. The conference divided into east/west divisions in 1997 and began its championship game as a matchup between the winner of each division. The annual game occurs on the first Saturday of each December, timed with the other NCAA conference championship games. The games tend to result in high-scoring battles between equally matched teams, such as the 2018 contest between the Buffalo Bulls and Northern Illinois Huskies that ended in a 30 to 29 Huskies victory. The 2016 game between the Ohio Bobcats and Western Michigan Broncos resulted in a final score separated by a single touchdown with the Broncos victorious, 29 to 23. The conference has never hosted a shutout championship match, a testament to team quality. Grab your MAC championship tickets today at StubHub.
Where can I get MAC Championship tickets?Grab your Mid-American Conference Championship football tickets at StubHub, and catch some of the toughest Division I play available.
Have any MAC players made All-American?In recent years, a few of its players have made All-American. In 2017, Northern Illinois’ Sutton Smith received the accolade. In 2016, Western Michigan’s Corey Davis made the All-American team.
What is the MAC conference schedule?Each school plays a regular season of college football typically kicking off the final week in August. Dates of play vary, so some schools play their first regular-season matchup on the final Thursday in August while others play it on the first weekend of September. Typical seasons include 10 regular games. The season culminates with the MAC Championship game on the first Saturday in December. The winner goes on to a bowl game.
How is the tailgating scene at MAC Championship games?The championship game takes place at a neutral location in Detroit, Michigan. All tailgaters must follow Detroit and Michigan laws regarding open containers, public consumption of alcohol and other related laws. While you can bring picnic foods, unless you host your tailgate at a city park, there are not designated areas for this. This is unlike the regular-season games on campuses, which occur in an area designed for tailgates. The surrounding cafes and restaurants do offer numerous alternatives to tailgating.
Who is the reigning 2018 MAC champion?The Northern Illinois Huskies defeated the Buffalo Bulls 30 to 29 to win the conference title in 2018. The win was the fourth MAC title for Northern Illinois, putting it just one win behind the winningest MAC team – Marshall University. The Central Michigan Chippewas threaten to tie their record, having already amassed three championship wins. This could be the year that Marshall’s record gets tied or the Chippewas tie Northern Illinois. Don’t miss a minute of the action. Support your team or your favorite conference by buying tickets to the championship game today at StubHub.
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