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Pittsburg State University Alumni & Constituent Relations Initiatives for Gorilla Fan Bus to Agent Barry Live United Bowl

  • Chartered Bus
    • Price range $65-$85 (depending on number of registrants)
    • We must have a minimum of 40 people taking the bus for it to work. If this has not happened by Noon on Monday, November 27, the bus will be cancelled. We will let you know if the trip has “made” or not by 5:00 pm on November 27. We will notify you via the email address you provide us when registering as someone interested in the bus trip. If we have enough interested alumni to take the trip, we will then provide you with a link to pay online.
    • Bus will leave at 12:00 pm (tentatively) on Friday, December 1, from the Wilkinson Alumni Center located at 401 East Ford, Pittsburg. Please park vehicles in the parking lot south of the Alumni Center.
    • Everyone is allowed one overnight bag excluding purse/small carry-on. Bags can be stored on the bus during the game.
    • Bus will leave Texarkana after the football game on Saturday, December 2, around 3:30 pm. The bus will arrive back in Pittsburg around 11:00 pm.
  • Hotel
    • If you want to ride the bus, we recommend you book a hotel as soon as possible as well. The bus will not be able to take individuals all over Texarkana, so we recommend booking in the hotel below.
    • A block of rooms have been reserved for bus riders at Courtyard by Marriott in Texarkana, Texas, with a special rate of $74/night (not including tax). The hotel will provide two breakfast tickets per room. The hotel must be booked separately from the bus. Please reference Pitt State Alumni Group when booking room for special rate. Make reservations by calling 903-334-7400. Hotel room blocks are only held through November 27. If you decide to cancel your room, you must do so at least 48 hours in advance of check-in to avoid charges.
    • Participants must check out of hotel on Saturday morning before leaving for the football game. Luggage will be stored on the bus during game.
  • Tickets for Agent Barry Live United Bowl
    • Tickets must be purchased separately by attendees prior to game day. Tickets vary from $4-$10. Purchase tickets online or visit liveunitedbowl.com.
  • Itinerary – all times are tentative and subject to change
    • Friday, December 1st
      • 11:45 am: Arrive at Wilkinson Alumni Center
      • 12:00 pm: Depart Wilkinson Alumni Center for Texarkana
      • 2:45 pm: Stop for late lunch
      • 3:45 pm: Depart lunch
      • 6:30 pm: Arrive at Courtyard by Marriott in Texarkana, TX
      • 7:30 pm: Depart for Pep Rally at Texas Convention Center
      • 8:00 pm: Pep Rally begins
      • 9:30 pm: Return to hotel
    • Saturday, December 2nd
      • 8:30 am: First bus departs for Hopkins Icehouse Pre-Game Tailgate. You may purchase breakfast, mingle with fellow Gorillas and pick up Pitt State beads, pom poms, etc. At approx. 10:30 am bus will take you from Hopkins Icehouse to the stadium.
      • 10:00 am: Bus departs from hotel to Arkansas High School Stadium with those who didn’t attend pre-game at Hopkins Icehouse to Arkansas High School Stadium
      • 10:30 am: Bus returns to hotel for anyone else to depart for Arkansas High School Stadium/pick-up Hopkins Icehouse guests on the way.
      • 11:00 am: Arrive at Arkansas High School Stadium.
      • 12:00 pm: Kick-off
      • 3:00 pm: Game concludes
      • 3:30 pm: Departure
      • 7:00 pm: Dinner
      • 8:15 pm: Depart from dinner
      • 11:00 pm: Arrive at Wilkinson Alumni Center
  • Pep Rally
    • Hosted by Agent Barry Live United Bowl at 8:00 pm on Friday, December 1, at the Texas Convention Center. The even will include cheering on your Gorillas, music, dancing, and a cash bar. Bus riders are encouraged to attend, but it is no required.

  • Pre-Game Tailgate
    • Hopkins Icehouse – 301 Wood Street, Texarkana, AR 71854 – will host a tailgate party and brunch open to all Pittsburg State fans beginning at 8:30 am and ending at 11:00 am to ensure plenty of time to get to the stadium and cheer on the Gorillas!
    • Limited brunch menu will be available. Attendees are responsible for payment of food and beverages.
    • Stop by and pick up your official Pitt State fan gear and socialize with fellow alumni and friends!

Rough estimate of cost per person: $169/person excluding meals, refreshments, etc.

Reserve your spot on the bus online today!

For questions or more information, please call 620-235-4758 or email alumni@pittstate.edu.


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