Beef O'Brady's Bowl Travel Update

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Beef O'Brady's Bowl Travel Update

Big Green and Alumni members can now reserve rooms at the team hotel for the 2011 Beef `O` Brady’s St. Petersburg Bowl. The St. Petersburg Vinoy Renaissance Resort and Golf Club has released a block of rooms and members can now call to make reservations.

You must call 888-303-4430 and mention the code “Beef `O` Brady Fan Block” to reserve your room and receive the special rate of $159.00.

The hotel has availability ranging from Friday, December 16th through Tuesday, December 21st.  Fan’s can vary their stays to fit their travel plans, and will still receive the special rate.

 St. Petersburg Vinoy Renaissance Resort and Golf Club
501 5th Avenue North East
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Hotel Website


Flights still available for under $400 round trip from Huntington or Charleston.

Local Alumni Gathering

The Marshall University Alumni Associaton will be hosting a gathering for local Marshall alumni in the St. Petersburg, FL and surrounding areas, Sunday December 18, 2011. Check your email for updates on the time and location of this event. Visit

Tailgate Planned

The Big Green has finalized the plan’s for the 2011 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl “Big Green and Alumni Tailgate”. The tailgate will be located in Tropicana Field at the Everglades BBQ Smokehouse that includes music, TVs, and a party deck over the field.

Athletic Director Mike Hamrick was down in St. Petersburg yesterday and had an opportunity to tour the facility.

“ The Everglades BBQ Smokehouse is an amazing venue overlooking Tropicana Field. This will be one of those tailgates Marshall fans talk about for years to come,” said Hamrick.
***The First 500 tailgaters through the door will receive a free commemorative gift from the Big Green and Alumni Association***.
   RSVP to Travis Epling   or call 304-696=3385         

To enter Everglades BBQ Smokehouse you will need to enter Tropicana Field at Gate 1.
Tailgate Hours
5:30 -7:30 pm
Adults: $40
Under 21 yrs: $25
**Includes food and 2 hours unlimited drinks, including draft beer & house wine

Story supplied by MU Alumni Association

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