Nearly 120 years after its inception, the Big Ten remains a national leader in intercollegiate athletics on and off the field. The Cities of the Big Ten host hundreds of athletic events throughout the year and are proud to extend the ultimate in hospitality to the enthusiastic followers of our teams. Utilize this website to plan your next visit.
Before and after your Big Ten experience, discover Champaign County—a micro-urban oasis in the heart of the Midwest. Sports fans delight in our outdoor activities, learn in our plentiful museums and unwind in our local dining and bar scene. Your Illinois adventure awaits in Champaign County.
Located in the lush rolling hills of south-central Indiana, Bloomington is full of charm and culture, a city that’s progressive but not pretentious, hip but also welcoming. From the peaceful forests to the vibrant downtown, Bloomington is filled with contradictions that blend together to make an exceptional community. No matter what your interests are, there are endless opportunities to discover them on a local level.
Explore all that Iowa City, Coralville, and North Liberty offers. Home to the University of Iowa Hawkeyes, visitors will look forward to coming and returning to our great area that offers big-city amenities wrapped up with small-town charm. Whether you’re here for the big game or to enjoy our arts and culture, there is something for everyone!
Home to the University of Maryland Terrapins, College Park is only a few miles away from our nation’s Capital and the historic City of Baltimore. Within a short drive along I-95 or quick train ride you can visit the birthplace of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Fort McHenry or enjoy a night on the town at National Harbor. Or visit conference rivals, the Hopkins Blue Jays! Maryland is your ultimate sports destination – Here To Play!
Ann Arbor, consistently ranked among top college towns, is home to the University of Michigan Wolverines. A place with deep traditions, we invite you to explore the diverse and vibrant community that surrounds the campus. During your visit, walk one of the Greatest Main Streets in America; dine at our acclaimed restaurants; and experience our inspired arts and cultural attractions.
In East Lansing we say, Welcome to Spartan Country! No matter what season you visit our scenic 5,200-acre campus, you’re certain to get both picturesque surroundings and first-rate BIG TEN sports action. Unique shops, restaurants and pubs line the streets of our charming city, and close-by lodging makes the whole experience walkable and a true pleasure.
If there’s a sport, there’s a spot for it in Minneapolis. At the core of this city beats the heart of a sports fan. Professional teams? We’ve got five. Major collegiate feel? How about the University of Minnesota. Amateur sports complexes? We have the Minneapolis Convention Center and the world’s largest amateur sports and meeting facility.
On behalf of the City of Lincoln and the Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau, we would like to welcome all who are visiting. Whether it’s world class athletics, unique Midwestern dining or a love for the arts you seek, Lincoln has it all. Please visit us at www.lincoln.org.
Bordering Chicago along Lake Michigan, Northwestern University, located in Evanston, Illinois, enjoys the beauty of Lake Michigan along with the cosmopolitan offerings of hundreds of unique retailers and restaurants that call this urban community home. A quick train ride on Chicago’s famed elevated train take you past Wrigley Field to Downtown Chicago in under 30 minutes.
Columbus is one of the fastest growing cities in the Midwest, home to one of the country's largest universities, the nation's foremost research organization, 15 Fortune 1000 companies, with a lively arts and entertainment scene, great shopping and professional sports that make fun never hard to come by in Ohio's capital city.
Be pampered in style or “rough it” in State College, nestled in the heart of PA and home to Penn State University. Hosting world-class theatre and arts, shopping and restaurants, fishing and hiking and, of course, Nittany Lion football – you’re sure to find it all in Happy Valley!
Founded in 1869 and often referred to as the “cradle of astronauts” and the “cradle of quarterbacks” Purdue University is a major research institution known for discoveries in science, technology, engineering, math and beyond. We are a fun-loving , friendly bunch and hope your experience with us will reveal what makes our campus community so proud to be called the "Boilermakers.
The mission of Rutgers Athletics is to reflect, reinforce, and enhance the educational mission of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey by creating an environment of excellence where student-athletes will develop the life skills, academic skills, and athletic skills that will enable them to earn degrees, become leaders, and win championships.
Home to the University of Wisconsin, Madison was voted “best college sports town” by USA Today. From fans who like to “Jump Around” at Camp Randall to the “Grateful Red” at the Kohl Center — Madison is the perfect place to experience game day and beyond.