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Convocation Center

Video Room & Nelson Club | General Overview & Summary


A new video room within the Convocation Center will be used for all NIU athletic programs to prepare our Huskie student-athletes athletically and academically. This video room will house the best film equipment possible.

The Nelson Club is the premium area for NIU men’s basketball and other Convocation Center events. The room is dedicated after David and Linda Nelson for their generous support. We strive to provide a first-class experience for our donors and season ticket members and this renovation will allow us to enhance the gameday and event atmosphere.

A new perimeter addition that allow patrons to move from one side of the building to the other without entering the seating bowl and will create a more visible entrance at the south side of the building. Expansion of the team store and improvements to the north side entrance, which include a canopy structure and an expanded, paved plaza area.


Convocation Center

  • Enriched experience and fan access
  • Increased revenue opportunities
  • Improved restrooms and concessions

Nelson Club

  • Premium gameday experience
  • Enhanced amenities

Video Room

  • State-of-the-art film breakdown
  • Advancement of study hours
  • Competitive recruiting

Project(s) Cost

Convocation Center: $11,000,000

Nelson Club: $200,000

Video Room: $50,000

Total Cost: $11,300,000

Video Room

Back Wall

Left Wall

Right Wall

Nelson Club

Floorplan & Rendering

Leave a lasting impact by funding the Convocation Center capital project today!

For more information on this project, please contact: or (815) 753-1923