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If anyone has interest in this it is likely time to start planning. The field includes: Baylor, Minnesota, Arkansas, Syracuse, Cal, Gonzaga, Dayton, and Chaminade.
The Baylor link below just has an inquiry form, not costs, but it looks like the other form specifies that a 3 game package would be $297 less per person that the all tourney package. So you are looking at $33 per game ticket (but not exactly b/c the full package also includes the Coaches Tip Off Banquet, so that is an additional perk). Extra tix could potentially be resold if it is not a pass type deal.
Looks like those are reserved seats too, and booster 3 game packages are the GA seats.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by bono93313 18 months ago
I love Baylor basketball. I "think" I love Hawaii (never been there).
The big question:
If I'm in Hawaii, do I want to take a chunk of the vacation to watch Baylor basketball?
2 hours a day to get off the beach?
I thought of that as well, and I will want to watch Minnesota so that makes 5 or 6 games. however, there are 12 games so that leaves 6 games I likely wont attend. my hope is to play a couple rounds of golf and/or outdoor activities during those times. plus there is the coaches dinner, 5 nights there to eat, go out at night, etc.
I think with just 3 games for Baylor fans there will be sufficient time to do other things. It would be a 6 day, 5 night trip, so that leaves completely open days. and game days are 3-4 hours max for basketball. say you arrive the 23rd and leave the 28th, that leaves plenty of time to do other things with games only on the 25th, 26th, and 27th. that seems like the way to plan it. then you leave on a saturday (can go early and get all day due to time change) and come back on thanksgiving. due to time change one might miss most of thanksgiving day though. but a saturday arrival leaves saturday and sunday as open days, with 1 game per day mon, tues, and wed.
I think the biggest issue would be cost if one has a family. could be a great vacation if feasible for a family that wants to go to Hawaii.
it is a fantastic field, so the basketball would be worth watching and up close as well.
This post has been edited 3 times, most recently by bono93313 18 months ago
this is the direct link to the all tourney package. this is the best summary by far of the packages offered.
promo video below
Celebrate Basketball in Paradise and travel to Maui to watch your team participate in the 30th edition of the premier early-season men's college basketball tournament, the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational hosted by Chaminade.
November 25-27, 2013 - Lahaina, Maui
Not off the beach, but more likely off the golf course...makes a conflict a little more likely.
That said, sitting in a cozy gym wearing a Hawaiian shirt which matches the Baylor coaching staff, trying to elbow Ashley out of the way to get some of his camera time...sounds pretty sweet.
USAA members were able to get 40%off hotels through tomorrow. I checked on the first day of the sale for a potential trip to Maui for June and for 5 nights it was $1000 cheaper than the rate at Marriott.com. Apparently the USAA travel agent has been raising the prices as the sale has been going on, so I don't know if it's a good deal anymore. Check out the slickdeals thread. Might be able to save some money in Maui on hotels if you are a USAA member.
http://www.baylorbearfoundation.com - join and list me as your referral - Mark_Carroll@baylor.edu
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