The Illinois State Athletics Department and Alumni Association are teaming up to host the annual Redbird Rally at The Over/Under Bar and Grill in downtown St. Louis, three hours before the Redbirds’ first game of the 2013 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament, March 7-10, at the Scottrade Center.

The Over/Under will also serve as the pre and postgame headquarters for Redbird fans during Arch Madness. Located at 911 Washington Avenue in St. Louis, about two blocks from the Embassy Suites St. Louis, this year’s ISU hotel, The Over/Under is the official gathering spot for Redbird fans at the Valley Tournament. Fans are encouraged to meet and socialize there before and after all Illinois State games.

“The Over/Under will be a great central location for Redbird fans to meet up with one another during the MVC Tournament all weekend long,” ISU Director of Marketing LB Nagle said. “We are looking forward to this partnership as another way to serve our fans. The change in team hotel location provided us with an opportunity to move the Redbird Rally event to an off-site location, in order to serve Redbird fans of all types who may or may not be staying at the Embassy Suites.”

The Over/Under is known for its 37 large LCD TVs, outdoor patio and full service menu. There is no cost to attend the Redbird Rally, and food may be purchased from the menu. Special Redbird food and drink specials will also be available for fans during the event. Fans of all ages are welcome to attend.

For up-to-date information about the Redbird Rally and other pre and postgame social events, visit the Redbird Athletics table located in the Embassy Suites lobby, during the duration of the tournament, or check For more information about The Over/Under, visit

Tickets to 2013 Arch Madness 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.