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Dec. 5, 2009
Travel, ticket and celebration package information has been announced for Northwest fans attending the 2009 NCAA Division II football national championship game Saturday, Dec. 12, in Florence, Ala. Kickoff between the Northwest Bearcats and the Grand Valley State University Lakers is at noon CST at Braly Municipal Stadium.
Travel package and ticket purchases may be made in person at the Student Services Center on the first floor of the Administration Building or by calling 660.562.1212.
All reservations and ticket purchases must be made by noon Wednesday, Dec. 9. All sales are final and must be paid with cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.
Games tickets are $20, and lost or stolen tickets will not be replaced.
This year's championship celebration package, sponsored by the Northwest Alumni Association, is free for all Bearcat fans.
Directions to postgame celebration: From the visitors' side of Braly Municipal Stadium, head south on Royal Avenue all the way to Veterans Drive. Take a left on Veterans Drive and go about 1.5 miles. Turn right on the driveway before the Marriott sign. The Marriott Conference Center is on the right, 800 Cox Creek Parkway South.
Option 1: Friday morning via chartered bus
Ride to the championship game in Florence with fellow Bearcats. It's a 12-hour bus ride, and fans get to leave all the details to Northwest. Buses will depart Maryville at 7 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11, from the paved parking lot west of the College Park Pavilion and will make
several rest stops and a meal stop. Fans will stay at the Hampton Inn in Florence. Saturday, the buses will arrive at Braly Municipal Stadium about 9 a.m. for the Bearcat tailgate party and will leave Florence following the postgame celebration at about 6 p.m. and will make a stop for an evening meal.
The package includes:
Option 2: Friday evening via chartered bus
Just like in Option 1, fans can leave the details to Northwest. This bus will leave Maryville at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, from the paved parking lot west of the College Park Pavilion. It's a 12-hour bus ride, and the bus will stop at Shoney's in Florence at 7 a.m. for breakfast and then arrive at Braly Municipal Stadium about 9 a.m. - just in time for the Bearcat tailgate party. The bus will leave Florence following the postgame celebration at about 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, and will make a stop for an evening meal.
The package includes:
Option 3: Air travel
Please contact Cotter Travel at 660.562.3000 for individual air travel options. Fans will need to purchase their game tickets.
Option 4: Lodging
The Shoals National Championship Committee has arranged lodging on a first-come, first-served basis for fans attending the National Championship event. Check availability at these properties:
Marriott Shoals Hotel and Spa (Bearcat Headquarters), Florence
Comfort Inn, Florence
Hampton Inn and Suites, Florence
Jameson Inn, Florence
Hampton Inn, Florence
Best Western/Fairwinds Inn, Muscle Shoals
Days Inn, Muscle Shoals
Super 8, Killen
Comfort Inn and Suites, Muscle Shoals
Holiday Inn, Sheffield
Cold Water Inn, Tuscumbia
For additional information on lodging and camping locations, contact the Florence/Lauderdale Tourism Bureau at 888.356.8687.
Northwest Missouri State University official travel assistance is offered only as a convenience to its patrons. Northwest and its employees assume no responsibility for and cannot be held liable for any personal injury, property damage or other loss, accident, delay, inconvenience or irregularity which may be occasioned either by reason of (1) any wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized acts or omissions on the part of any of the suppliers; (2) any wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized acts or omissions on the part of any employee of any of these suppliers; (3) any defect in or failure of any vehicle, equipment, or instrument owned, operated or otherwise used by any of these suppliers; or (4) any wrongful or negligent acts or omissions on the part of any other party not under the supervision and control, direct or otherwise, of Northwest Missouri State University.
Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
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Northwest Missouri State University
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