The Missouri Valley Conference has assigned Embassy Suites St. Louis-Downtown to serve as the official home of the Redbirds during the 2013 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament, March 7-10, in St. Louis.

A limited number of discounted rooms are available for fans who stay at the Embassy while cheering on Illinois State.

For just $189 a night, fans can choose either a room with one king bed or two queen beds. The special rate includes complimentary, signature cooked-to-order breakfast and an evening manager’s reception. Embassy Suites St. Louis-Downtown is located at 610 North 7th Street in St. Louis, only one mile from Scottrade Center, which is the home of the Valley Tournament.

Rates are for single or double occupancy, all reservations are subject to a two-night minimum stay and reservations may be made until February 13, 2013, or until the block sells out. To make a reservation online, please visit the Embassy Suites website. Or to make a reservation by phone, please call (314) 269-5900 and ask for the Illinois State Fan Block.

Due to the limited number of rooms available at Embassy Suites, Redbird fans are encouraged to contact these additional hotels that have rooms available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Those hotels include the Courtyard St. Louis-Downtown (314) 241-9111,  and the Millennium Hotel St. Louis (314) 241-9500 by calling the hotels directly. Room rates vary.

Tickets to the 2013 Valley Tournament are on sale now through the Redbird Arena ticket office by either calling (309) 438-8000, or by visiting Tickets range from $23-$32 per session, with all-session seating available from $115-$155. Student tickets are $10 per session.