The Office of Alumni Relations has made accommodations and transportation plans for SCSU alumni who would like to attend the Division II Elite 8.
Hotel Block of Rooms:
We have a block of 15 rooms (trying to get more) at a group rate of $99/night at the
Tropicana, 421 NW Riverside Dr, Evansville, IN 47708, starting on Tuesday, March 25.
When you call for your reservations, you must let them know it is for the Southern
Connecticut State University block of rooms. Telephone number is (812) 433-4000.
The hotel is 1.29 miles' driving distance from the Ford Center, and a shorter direct walk (it appears so on the map). A casino and five restaurants are attached to the hotel, so you will be able to have some fun during down times.
We have planned a pre-game breakfast for alumni, parents, coaches, etc., for Wednesday
and have our tentative plans in place for Thursday and Saturday as well. Please email Michelle Johnston or call (203) 392-6501 before Monday if you are planning to join us for the pre-game
meals, so we may give a number to the catering staff. The breakfast will be complimentary.
Wednesday, March 26
8:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Pre-Game Buffet Breakfast
Las Vegas Room (2nd floor of Tropicana)
Thursday, March 27 (tentative)
Pre-Game Pizza Party
Las Vegas Room
Saturday, March 29 (tentative)
Room and Time TBD
Alumni, please let Michelle Johnston know if you are attending the games, as we are trying to obtain tickets for you and need an accurate count (this is not certain, but we are trying). For more information about the championship, please go to the NCAA website and click on Division II.
Please direct your parents to this webpage if they plan to attend as we may not have reached every parent via email.
- There is a free shuttle to/from the airport to the Tropicana Hotel for those who will be staying there. To arrange a shuttle pickup, please call the hotel and let them know your flight number, airline and time of arrival or departure. Telephone number is (812) 433-4000.
- All attending the games must purchase tickets. See the NCAA website.
- Joe Hines and Chris Lynn will have wrist bands to give to SCSU attendees (parents, students, alumni) which will upgrade your ticket to seats behind the team bench! We will coordinate with Chris and Joe to get those distributed, either in the lobby of the Ford Center and/or at the breakfast at the Tropicana.