FEBRUARY 7, 2014 — EVANSTON, ILL. — It is going to look a bit different at Ryan Field in the fall. The Northwestern University “Wildcat” Marching Band and the student seating section are moving to the southeast side of the stadium as reported by Alex Putterman in The Daily Northwestern.
“The new location [for the band] is in the bottom of section 111 on the east side of the field,” says Daniel J. Farris, Director of the Wildcat Band. “This is essentially an inverted mirror of where we were before, changing from the northwest side to the southeast side. ”
About 5,000 students will join the band on that side of the field in sections 111 – 114. This is roughly the same number as in the previous sections.
“Better seats, more TV time, no camera cart blocking the goal line, ability to actually see the video board,” read a Facebook post from Gram Bowsher, president of the Wildside, Northwestern’s student spirit organization.