Central Michigan Football to Play Rival Western Michigan at Ford Field in 2020
DETROIT – The Central Michigan football program announced Wednesday that it will play host to rival Western Michigan at Ford Field in Detroit on Saturday, Oct. 17.
The announcement highlighted the Mid-American Conference’s 2020 football schedule release.
“We are excited to bring a marquee game to Detroit, a critical area for the future of our university,” said CMU president Bob Davies in a statement. “This is an outstanding opportunity for us to enhance our engagement with and outreach to students, alumni and businesses in southeast Michigan.”
“Ford Field has been the location of many great experiences for CMU Football, and this is an opportunity to create another iconic experience for our program and our university,” added CMU associate vice president/director of athletics Michael Alford. “CMU’s continued success means out-of-the-box thinking. Bringing this game — and the events surrounding it — to Detroit allows our athletics program to help engage thousands of people who are passionate about CMU.”
The contest will mark the 11th time the Chippewas have played at Ford Field.
“This is going to be a fantastic opportunity for our student-athletes to play in an awesome venue and for our fans to enjoy the great city of Detroit,” CMU coach Jim McElwain said. “I know the passion and intensity both universities have for the rivalry will produce a fantastic environment on game day.”
Tickets for the Ford Field game range from $10-$40. The game is included is season ticket holder packages. CMU student tickets will be available in the fall and limited to one per student. The first 2,000 students are complimentary. After the first 2,000 tickets have been issued, tickets can then be purchased for $10.
The Chippewas will host five games at Kelly/Shorts Stadium including homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 24 against Miami (Ohio).
Game start times and broadcast information for all games will released at a later date.
2020 CMU Football Schedule
Saturday, Sept. 5 vs. San Jose State (Kelly/Shorts Stadium)
Saturday, Sept. 12 at Nebraska
Saturday, Sept. 19 at Northwestern
Saturday, Sept. 26 vs. Bryant (Kelly/Shorts Stadium)
Saturday, Oct. 3 at Eastern Michigan
Saturday, Oct. 10 at Northern Illinois
Saturday, Oct. 17 vs. Western Michigan (Ford Field)
Saturday, Oct. 24 vs. Miami (Ohio) (Kelly/Shorts Stadium) – Homecoming
Wednesday, Nov. 4 vs. Ohio (Kelly/Shorts Stadium)
Wednesday, Nov. 11 at Toledo
Wednesday, Nov. 18 vs. Ball State (Kelly/Shorts Stadium)
Tuesday, Nov 24 at Kent State