Friday, September 27, 2013

Early Offering of UCLA Game Tix

Are you planning to go to the games in L.A. this season? Stanford plays at USC on Friday, Feb. 21st, and at UCLA on Sunday the 23rd.

UCLA is sending out this link to former purchasers, offering an early shot at reserved seats before the official sale of single-game tickets begins on Oct. 1st.

Select the game and click "Find Tickets". The ensuing "Interactive Seat Map" will require you to enter an offer code; the code is EARLYBRUIN. Section 101 is behind the visitor bench and is already half-sold.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Plan for the Tournament in Puerto Vallarta (update 10/9)

The Cardinal plays in the "Hardwood Tournament of Hope" (official press release) from Tuesday November 26th through Thursday November 28th (Thanksgiving day). Not actually a tournament but more a round-robin series, the event is a benefit for a metabolic condition, Urea Cycle Disorder. Games will be played in the rather magnificent Puerto Vallarta Convention Center.

General tournament info is scarce at this point. The official tournament schedule is up. It matches the dates and times we already had for Stanford games in our schedule page. We have verified that Stanford will only play on the listed dates, the 26th, 27th and 28th.

The organizing body, PlanBC3, has announced tour packages for the tournament; click here for the details. In summary, you can buy a hotel package in a large beach resort that looks rather splendid (it is also the team hotel). The package includes resort lodging, ground transportation, game tickets and "unlimited food and beverages" including alcohol.

If you make your own hotel choice from 150 different ones (click for list), game tickets are $300.

There are no nonstop flights to PVR from SJC. Alaska has one nonstop from SFO. All other flights change planes somewhere, usually LAX.