Rocket fans: Hitch a ride to MAC Tournament

March 11, 2014 | Events
By Staff

See you at the Mid-American Tournament! Rocket fans can sign up for a bus trip to watch the men’s basketball team play this weekend at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

thumb-rocket-color-logoThe men’s basketball team will play an opponent to be determined in the MAC semifinals Friday, March 14, at approximately 9 p.m.

The women’s team will take on Western Michigan Wednesday, March 12, at 2:30 p.m.

The UT Alumni Association will host pre-game events before all men’s and women’s tournament games. Parties will begin two hours prior to tipoff at Harry Buffalo, 2120 E. 4th St., Cleveland, just across the street from the arena.

A member of the Toledo coaching staff and the UT band and cheerleaders will be at the pre-game event. The all-you-can-eat menu will include a house salad with dinner rolls, crab cakes, fried ravioli, chicken tenders, vegetable eggrolls, penne pasta with marinara, pizza, pork sliders, and soft drinks. A cash bar will be available.

Admission to the party is $10 per person. Advance reservations are required for the men’s game; walk-ins will be accepted based on availability.

In addition, the UT Alumni Association is offering bus trips to the men’s tournament games; the UT Women’s Basketball Fan Club is offering bus trips for those contests.

Friday’s bus trip package includes a game ticket, bus ride, tolls, bus driver tip and the pre-game event for $75 per person. If you already have a ticket to the game, you can ride the bus and go to the party for $41.

Check-in for the Friday game will begin at 5 p.m.

If the Rockets advance to the championship game, the trip will be $85 with a ticket or $51 for the bus and party. Check-in will start at 1:30 p.m.

If the men’s team doesn’t advance to the championship game, fans will receive a refund for Saturday.

Reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Register online here or call the UT Office of Alumni Relations at 419.530.2586 or 800.235.6766.

The University of Toledo Women’s Basketball Fan Club intends to run bus trips to the MAC Tournament in Cleveland.

Pricing for the bus trip is as follows for fan club members (add $10 for non-members) provided Toledo continues to advance:

• Wednesday, March 12, 2:30 p.m. — $34;

• Thursday, March 13, 2:30 p.m. — $34;

• Friday, March 14, 2:30 p.m. — $34;

• Saturday, March 15, 1 p.m. — $38.

Tickets for the games are $10 if purchased from the UT Ticket Office; for children and seniors 55 and older, tickets are $5.

For more information, call Bev Helmlinger, between 1 and 9 p.m. at 419.381.0855 or email

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