Illinois State alumni and fans who want to be a part of the 2011 Cancun Challenge still have an opportunity. While the Redbird men’s basketball team faces Rutgers and either Illinois or Richmond in a second game, fans can enjoy the luxury of the Moon Palace Resort & Spa in Cancun, Mexico.

The all-tournament pass costs $250 and provides general admission entry to all eight men’s basketball games played in Cancun. Individual session passes are also available for $80 per day for the Mayan Division, and $90 per day for the Riviera Division.

Triple Crown Sports packages include tickets with priority seating for all games. To purchase single tournament passes or for complete fan travel packages, contact Melissa at (970) 672-0567 or

Suzi Davis Travel is offering two packages, the fan package and the land-only package. For $1,399 per person, based on double occupancy, fans receive air travel from Chicago O’Hare Airport. The flight with American Airlines is scheduled for 8:20 a.m. on November 20, with a 12:05 p.m. arrival in Cancun. The return flight leaves at 1:20 p.m., on November 24, arriving at Chicago O’Hare at 5:15 p.m. Flight times are subject to change.

In addition, guests receive admission and preferred seating to all men’s basketball games; transportation to and from the Cancun airport to the resort; admission to the tournament banquet; accommodations at the luxurious Moon Palace Resort; unlimited food and beverages, including alcohol; all taxes, tips, and gratuities; access to nonmotorized water sports; free use of other Palace Resorts in Cancun area; and up to $750 in resort credits good for spa, tours, and golf. The package does not include trip insurance, excess baggage charges, laundry, etc.

For more information on land-only packages and the breakdown on the pricing, please visit the Suzi Davis Travel website at To make reservations for either option, call Suzi Davis Travel at (309) 834-3739 or (866) 592-0455, or purchase online.

For those unable to attend, both Redbird games will be available live on CBS College Sports Network.