Redbird fans and alumni heading down to St. Louis for the 2014 Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) men’s and women’s basketball championships don’t need to wait to reserve their seats. All-session tickets for both tournaments are on sale NOW at and by calling the Illinois State Athletics Ticket Office at (309) 438-8000.

Head coach Dan Muller and the men’s team will attempt to make a run for an NCAA tournament berth during the 2014 MVC tournament that will be held from March 6–9 at the Scottrade Center. Fans who order now can get discounted all-session tickets for only $135.

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The Embassy Suites in downtown St. Louis will be the official Redbird team hotel. Make your reservations by calling toll-free (314) 269-5900 and reference the Illinois State fan block for the MVC men’s tournament.

Fans are also invited to the Redbird Rally at the official Redbird Fan Headquarters at Pi Pizzeria. Pi Pizzeria has award-winning deep dish and thin crust pizza with 24 American beers on draft and is conveniently located across the street from Embassy Suites – St. Louis Downtown, the Illinois State Team & Fan Hotel.

What: Redbird Rally, cosponsored by Illinois State Alumni Association
Where: The official Redbird Headquarters: Pi Pizzeria, 610 Washington Ave. St. Louis, MO 63101 (314) 588-7600
When: The fun starts three hours before the Redbirds’ first MVC tournament game. This is also the official gathering spot pre and postgame for all Redbird MVC tournament games.
Cost: All events are free and open to the public.

Head coach Barb Smith will lead the women’s basketball team March 13–16 at the Family Arena in St. Charles, Missouri, with all-sessions tickets on sale for $35 per ticket. The Redbirds will stay at the Sheraton Lakeside Chalet in St. Louis County; reservations can be made by calling toll-free (888) 627-7066. Mention the Illinois State fan block.