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Weekend schedule for Big Ten Football Championship in Indianapolis

The Big Ten Football Championship is coming to town, so we’re sharing everything you need to know to plan your weekend and get in on the action.


Gainbridge Fieldhouse hosted NCAA Tournament games yesterday, too. | Photo via @djbandcamp

This Saturday, Dec. 2, the Iowa Hawkeyes and Michigan Wolverines will face off for the 2023 Big Ten Football Championship Game right here in Indianapolis at Lucas Oil Stadium.

The game kicks off at 8 p.m. — but before that, the city is getting the party started with several events.

  • Kickoff Concert | Friday | 5-9 p.m. | Monument Circle | Free | Rod Tuffcurls and the Bench Press will perform live + ticket prices are “donate what you can” to benefit Gleaners Food Bank.
  • Fan Fest | Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. + Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. | Indiana Convention Center | Free with game ticket | Enjoy games, entertainment with special guest appearances and mascots, performances by team bands, giveaways, and food and beverages.
  • Tailgate Town | Saturday | 10 a.m.-8 p.m. | Lot B of Convention Center across from Lucas Oil Stadium | Free | Get the ultimate tailgating experience with a Major League Eating Contest featuring Joey Chestnut at 3 p.m.