Illini Football Game Watching


Washington-area Fighting Illini fans will be gathering for select football games this fall to cheer on our team! Bring your friends and make sure to wear your best ORANGE and BLUE!

The Illinois Alumni Club of Greater Washington DC (Club) hosts game watches at BlackFinn which is conveniently located just a few blocks away from the Farragut North (Red line), Farragut West (Silver, Orange and Blue lines) and McPherson Square (Silver, Orange and Blue lines) Metro stations in the heart of the District!  They've got great drink specials on game days and we had a great time there for our game watches last season! BlackFinn is located at 1620 I Street NW, and there is also nearby parking available. 

Ameripub Perks Program: You can also earn some money for the scholarships the Club awards each year to local high school seniors who will be attending the University of Illinois by signing up for the free Ameripub Perks Program.  You will receive a free appetizer when you sign up and each time you spend money at BlackFinn, you will earn Perks Points that you can use during future visits to BlackFinn.  In addition to these great individual benefits, BlackFinn will donate 10% of your purchase to our scholarship fund if you select the Club as your School/Organization!  Sign up following these simple instructions.  You can sign up prior to the game watch or you can sign up during the game watch, just be sure to sign up and select the Club prior to paying your bill so that your purchase counts!  

We hope to see you there! Go Illini! 

2017 Football Game Watches:  

Saturday, September 9: Illinois v. Western Kentucky - 8:00 PM kick off
Friday, September 29: Illinois v. Nebraska - 8:00 PM kick off (Joint Game Watch with University of Nebraska)
Saturday, October 14: Illinois v. Rutgers - Noon kick off (SPECIAL LOCATION: Juice William's House, 
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Saturday, October 28: Illinois v. Wisconsin - Noon kick off
Saturday, November 11: Illinois v. Indiana - Noon kick off