Tickets for Eclipse Day at Saluki Stadium

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is in the path of totality for not one, but two total solar eclipses. The first total solar eclipse over the U.S. since 1979 will reach its point of greatest duration on Aug. 21, 2017, just a few miles south of Carbondale. The next solar eclipse will happen on April 8, 2024. The center lines of totality for both of these eclipses intersect over Carbondale’s Cedar Lake. The view from SIU, which is hosting a wide variety of events leading up to, and on the day of the 2017 eclipse, will be spectacular. NASA Eclipse 2017, the Adler Planetarium of Chicago and the Louisiana Space Consortium could have selected any spot along the path of totality to provide programming and conduct scientific experiments, but they all chose to partner with SIU Carbondale.

Order by phone (877-SALUKIS) or online

(Tickets are priced on a cost-recovery basis. In other words, all proceeds from ticket sales will be used to cover the university’s costs in staging events and accommodating visitors to campus. Any remaining funds will be devoted to the 2024 total solar eclipse.)

NASA Eclipse Logo

Saluki Stadium – Eclipse Day

Programming on the field is being developed in cooperation with the Adler Planetarium of Chicago.

Tickets (10,000 available): $25/person
NASA logoAdditional fee if ordering by phone (877-SALUKIS): $3/ticket
Additional fee if ordering online: $2.50/ticket
Ticket delivery via mail: Domestic, $2/order; International, $10/order
(Tickets may be printed at home.)

Buy Tickets Online

(Note: Abe Martin Field is available to SIU students at no cost; student ID required.)

adlerlogoSchool Groups

SIU is making 4,000 discounted tickets available for school groups at the cost of $5 per ticket. To allow a variety of schools to bring students to this once-in-a-lifetime event, ticket requests must be submitted by April 1, 2017.

SIU Arena (Crossroads Astronomy, Science and Technology Expo) – Aug. 20-21, 2017

Free admission

Crossroads Art and Craft Fair, food vendor area, surrounding outdoor viewing areas – Aug. 20-21, 2017

Free admission

VIP Suite Packages at Saluki Stadium on Eclipse Day

Call (618)453-5481 for more information.

(Suites offer an unobstructed view of all activities on the field)
20-person suite (four available): $10,000
16-person suite (six available): $8,000
12-person suite (one available): $6,000

Package includes:

  • Eclipse tickets
  • Parking pass for tennis courts near the stadium (three cars per suite)
  • Roof access for eclipse viewing
  • Catering package
  • Kickoff event invitation
  • Lanyard and bar-coded credential
  • Gift package with posters and glasses

Stadium Club Package on Eclipse Day

Available by phone (877-SALUKIS) or online.


Handling fee of $5/ticket; mailed free or print at home

Package includes:

  • Eclipse tickets
  • Parking pass for Lot 56 (near the SIU Arena)
  • Field access for eclipse viewing
  • Unlimited food and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Alcoholic beverages available for purchase
  • Lanyard and bar-coded credential
  • Climate-controlled environment

Parking – Eclipse Day

Available to Eclipse Day at Saluki Stadium ticket purchasers.

University Farms (located on west side of campus; shuttle service provided to Saluki Stadium/SIU Arena): $20/vehicle

Paved campus lot: $35/vehicle

Ticket delivery via mail: Domestic, $2/order; International, $10/order
(Tickets may not be printed at home)
(Note: Print-at-home is not an option for those purchasing a ticket and parking pass. The entire order will be mailed.)