Tickets for Eclipse Day at Saluki Stadium

SIU Carbondale, in collaboration with Adler Planetarium, NASA EDGE, and others, will host a guided eclipse experience on April 8, 2024, at Saluki Stadium. Our team will guide you through every stage of the eclipse, from first contact to totality, with live cultural performances, solar telescope feeds from various locations, and expert commentary displayed on the stadium’s big screen. Gates open at 11am for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness 4 minutes and 9 seconds of totality.

Join SIU for Eclipse Day at Saluki Stadium!

Click “Get Your Tickets and Parking!” to purchase general admission or VIP Stadium Club packages for Eclipse Day at Saluki Stadium as well as on campus parking for the day.

Ticket Office Hours

SIU Banterra Center Ticket Office

Friday, April 5 9am – 4:30pm
Saturday, April 6 TBA
Sunday, April 7 TBA
Monday, April 8 TBA

SIU Banterra Center Ticket Office

Monday, April 8 TBA

At Saluki Stadium, experience an unforgettable event featuring highlights such as an Airforce Jet Flyover at high noon and an opening ceremony showcasing over 200 singers, dancers, gymnasts, and musicians. Enjoy live music from the Marching Salukis, The Eclipse Day Jam Band, and the SIU Solar Singers, along with live Jumbo-Tron Telescope Video of the Total Solar Eclipse from Mazatlan to Maine throughout the day. Engage in live discussions with top solar scientists, witness high-altitude balloon launches, and catch special appearances from Celebrity Salukis. Be among the first to witness the world premiere unveiling of live “Solar” Art creation and enjoy “edutaining” solar-stadium activities and crowd sing-alongs. Plus, receive free SIU Solar Glasses and more for all attendees.

Don’t miss this once-in-400-year crossroad event, offering four minutes and nine seconds of unprecedented total solar eclipse!

Saluki Stadium General Access – Eclipse Day

  • Admission to Saluki Stadium for the Eclipse Day at Saluki Stadium live show.
  • Access to the field adjacent to Saluki Stadium where your telescope or larger photography equipment may be setup.
  • Solar eclipse glasses and viewers.
  • Live eclipse video with expert commentary on the big screen scoreboard from dedicated telescope feeds across North America.
  • Experts to help prepare you for what to expect and walk through the Eclipse as it is happening.
  • On field edutainment and interviews.
  • Hi-altitude balloon launches from the field and live streams from altitude.
  • Eclipse preview show.
  • Gates open at 11:00 am, programming begins at 12:00pm.


  • $25/ticket with seating first come, first serve for all seats. There are chair, bleacher and berm options for seating.
  • $5 tickets available for K-12 students/teachers by calling 877-SALUKIS (877-725-8547) no limit on number of tickets purchased
  • FREE entrance for SIU students to student section. Tickets will be available at Saluki Stadium the day of the Eclipse and are first come, first serve.
  • Parking passes are required  to park on campus for the Eclipse and are available with ticket purchase.
  • Parking passes are also available to purchase without a ticket purchase to Eclipse Day at Saluki Stadium.

Saluki Stadium Club Specialty Package – Eclipse Day

  • Ticketed access to the Saluki Stadium Club, an indoor climate controlled area on the west side of the stadium that features unobstructed views of the field activities and dedicated monitors throughout.
  • Dedicated stadium club eclipse guides
  • VIP Lanyard and credentials.
  • Eclipse viewing glasses.
  • Access to reserved VIP area on the stadium field.
  • Food and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Alcoholic beverages available for purchase.
  • Includes all features available to general access ticket holders.
  • NOTE: Stadium Club check-in location will be communicated prior to arrival.


  • $200 per ticket.  One ticket required per person.
  • Parking passes are required to be purchased to park on campus for the Eclipse and are available with ticket purchase.

Saluki Suites VIP Specialty Package – Eclipse Day

  • 12, 16, or 20 person climate controlled box suites on the west side of the stadium offering unobstructed  birds eye views of field activities and dedicated in suite monitors.
  • Lanyard and credentials
  • Eclipse tickets
  • Gift package with Eclipse posters, glasses and giveaways
  • Parking pass for tennis courts near the stadium (three cars per suite)
  • Exclusive guided roof access throughout the event for excellent eclipse viewing during all phases of the eclipse and totality. Solar telescopes will be setup and staffed on the roof throughout the event. 
  • Catering package
  • Includes all additional features listed in stadium club and general access packages including reserved main field access and adjacent field access for telescope setup throughout the entirety of the event.
  • Kickoff event invitation for VIP reception previous evening


No ticket refunds will be issued.