Purchase Valley Basketball Tournament Tickets Now at Reduced Rates
Kristi Cirone
Kristi Cirone

Dec. 15, 2008

NORMAL, Ill. - There is still time remaining to purchase all-session tickets at a reduced rate for both the 2009 State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments through the Illinois State Athletic Ticket Office or online at GoRedbirds.com.

The Illinois State Athletics Department has set up a Valley Tournament Central page for both the State Farm Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments. Click here for information on each tournament, as well as to purchase tickets, reserve hotel rooms and find out what's going at each tournament.

Both events will offer special, discounted rates for any all-session tickets purchased before Jan. 1, 2009. All-session tickets for the men's tournament, which will take place March 5-8, 2009, at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, are currently available for $95, but the price will increase to $110 after Jan. 1, 2009. In addition, for purchasing the men's tournament tickets in advance, each patron will receive a gift certificate for $10 towards the purchase of merchandise at the event.

For $30, fans can purchase all-session tickets to the women's basketball tournament, which is scheduled for March 12-15, 2009, at Family Arena in St. Charles, Mo. However, after Jan. 1, 2009, the all-session tickets will be $50 each.

Fans are encouraged to take advantage of the cost savings of these special offers by purchasing their all-session tickets to either tournament before Jan. 1, 2009. After that time, the cost of all-session tickets for each tournament will be the non-discounted price.

A fan block of hotel rooms for each tournament has been reserved for Redbird basketball fans.

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At the State Farm MVC Women's Basketball Tournament, a fan block of rooms has been reserved at the Sheraton Lakeside Hotel (800.822.3535 or sheratonwestport.com) in St. Charles, Mo., for Illinois State fans, with room availability limited. In the event that all rooms in the fan block are reserved, fans may still reserve rooms in the MVC fan block at the team's official hotel, the DoubleTree (800.222.8733 or doubletreewestport.com) at the Westport Plaza in St. Charles, Mo.

For the State Farm MVC Men's Basketball Tournament, the Millennium Hotel (800.325.7353 or millenniumhotels.com), the official Illinois State team hotel, offers both north and south tower room options. The price of a room at the Millennium Hotel during the tournament is $109 for rooms in both the north and south towers.

Pregame events and activities for both tournaments are currently being planned by the Illinois State Athletics Department. Details and information on those activities will be available as each tournament draws closer.

To purchase tickets to the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments, please visit GoRedbirds.com, or call the Illinois State Athletic Ticket Office at 309.438.8000.

For more information on Illinois State Athletics, please visit GoRedbirds.com.