Monday, February 9, 2009

Who's Going to the PAC-10 Tournament?

Who is going to the PAC-10 tourney? We'd like to know so we can perhaps set up some group activities. Write to with your plans! (Or, leave a comment below!) If you haven't planned your trip to the tournament yet, here is the complete schedule with a link for ticket purchase. See our Travel Page for more ticket info and hotel links. In summary:
  • Thursday 3/12: the 7-8-9-10-seed play-in games are at 6 and 8:15pm.
  • Friday 3/13 (yikes!) is "iron-butt day" with four games in two sessions. The Cardinal will play at 1:15pm (#2 seed) or at 5pm (#1 seed).
  • Saturday 3/14 the semi-final games are at 6 and 8:30pm.
  • Sunday 3/15 is the championship at 6pm.
With a Sunday game at 6pm, it's probably not feasible to fly home that night. The last flight out of LAX to SJC leaves at 8:40, so forget that. (You could catch a 10:55 flight to SFO, yawn.) The schedule gives you most of Saturday and Sunday at liberty in Los Angeles. What kind of fun things will you do to pass this time? When, and in what kind of venue, would you like to get together with other FBC members? For example, Saturday or Sunday Brunch? (If so, does anyone know a good brunch spot in L.A.?) Or, where would be a good place to gather post-game Sunday to (we hope) celebrate? Remember, you can leave comments on this posting for everyone to read.


  1. I'd love to plan something for Saturday or Sunday. Probably Sunday am is the best option for me, but I'll be flexible with whatever others suggest. Santa Monica is a good,central area to explore for restaurants--let me know if Lauren and I can help.

  2. I will be going to the Pac-10 Tournament but probably will not rent a car. Would love to get together with other FBC'ers for meals, etc.
    Diana Cordova

  3. I'm up for just about anything Saturday or Sunday. Eating is always good. One of my favorite places is Canter's on Fairfax. Open 24 hours. Great deli and pastries. There will be 3 of us with a car. Can carry two more people.

  4. clint@clint.org2/21/2009 12:56 PM

    Hi, Elizabeth Arndorfer and I are going to drive down, and probably stay at the Raddison USC, but does anyone have any other information on nearby places to stay? We would be pleased to join any and everyone for any planned dinner or other events.
    Cheers, Clint Smith

  5. Hi Clint,

    We are staying at the Comfort Inn (on W. 7th) which is about a mile and a half from the Galen Center. I haven't stayed there before, but it's relatively close, affordable and a decent chain. We're paying $80.99/night for 2 queen beds. It has wireless internet and the usual amenities.