February 23, 2012 - New Orleans and fans countdown to Final Four
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New Orleans and sports fans start countdown to Final Four Madness
With less than a month until March Madness, sports fans plan their pilgrimage to the Big Easy.
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February 23, 2012 - As college basketball fans start readying their bracket picks, many die-hard fans are already making travel plans to visit New Orleans to watch the 2012 Final Four Tournament live and in-person. Sports Traveler (www.sportstraveler.net), the Internet’s leading provider of sports trips, reports increased demand for travel programs to the 2012 NCAA Men’s College Basketball Championship with sharp increases from not only corporations and groups, but also individual travelers with families. The Chicago-based company is offering packages including hotel lodging in New Orleans, game tickets, and hospitality events.
“There is nothing like attending a Final Four, but in New Orleans, the trip becomes an experience filled with a Mardi Gras atmosphere and non-stop entertainment options”, said Anbritt Stengele, President of Sports Traveler. “The basketball is almost a bonus,” she added.
Now seven years since Hurricane Katrina devastated the city, New Orleans has been experiencing a resurgence in hosting major sporting events. The city most recently hosted the 2012 BCS National Championship game in January and will also be site of the 2013 Super Bowl.
The city of New Orleans and the NCAA have also added several free events for fans with families to attend including the Big Dance, a three-day concert series set to take place during Final Four Weekend. The event organizers are also bringing back Bracket Town, an interactive festival for kids and kids at heart.
“This city stands alone as a fantastic American city to visit and the organizers have planned inclusive events that will keep fans engaged throughout the weekend. It’s easy to see why fans want to make a sports pilgrimage to New Orleans for this tournament,” Stengele added.
The 2012 NCAA Final Four Tournament takes place March 31st through April 2nd, 2012 in New Orleans at the Louisiana Superdome. Sports Traveler is offering several packages with lodging located near to or on the famed Bourbon Street, in the heart of the most popular area for tourists to visit New Orleans. Fans will enjoy four night’s accommodations and game tickets to both games on Saturday, March 31st and the Championship Game on Monday, April 2nd. Access to exclusive hospitality parties and events can also be included in most of the companies weekend programs.
The Final Four is just one of many sports travel packages available from Sports Traveler. To make reservations visit http://www.sportstraveler.net/collegebasketball or contact a sales representative at 1-888-654-7755.
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Sports Traveler (http://www.sportstraveler.net) offers the Internet's largest selection of sports travel package including event tickets, hotel rooms and VIP packages to sold-out sporting events worldwide. The company provides an extensive selection of sports travel options to major sporting events including The Masters Golf Tournament, the Kentucky Derby, the BCS National Championship, the Super Bowl, and many others. They provide a variety of options for individual travelers, corporate groups, and VIP clientele at every budget and interest level.