About Us

Gameday Spirit Fanstore traces its history back to GERY & Al’s Sporting Goods, which originally opened on the University of Illinois campus in 1986. In 1998, the transition from a sporting goods store to a true fan store began with a change in name to Gameday Sports and a move to the heart of the University of Illinois campustown area where we still remain on the corner of 6th & Green in Champaign.

This transition reached its current state in 2014 with our official re-branding as Gameday Spirit Fanstore, the opening of our brand new store at the same campustown location and the opening of our second retail store just around the corner from the University of Illinois athletic complex.


In April of 2021, Gameday Spirit acquired Bloomington, IN based T.I.S Inc. and expanded our footprint to 6 new stores across 5 new college campuses. We are now proud to serve the students, alumni and fans of Indiana University, Ball State University, Ohio University, Kent State University and West Virginia University.


Interested in becoming part of our team? We’d love to hear from you! For a job at one of our fan store locations, please send a current resume to jobs@gamedayspirit.com.


Interested in an internship? We have semester and year-long internships available in the following areas: Marketing, Internet Management, General Business, Photography and Social Media. Please send your resume to jobs@gamedayspirit.com for consideration.


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