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Redbird basketball 2017 MVC Tournament rallies planned

fans cheering

Illinois State fans cheer for the Redbirds at a home game in 2017.

The 2017 Missouri Valley Conference Basketball Tournaments are fast approaching, and Illinois State is planning events for fans to attend and get ready for the action.

Arch Madness event: St. Louis

Redbird fans heading to St. Louis to watch the men’s basketball team play in Arch Madness March 2–5 can also stop by the Budweiser Brew House inside Ballpark Village (next to Busch Stadium) for the first Redbird Rally.

When: Three hours prior to the first Illinois State game
Where: Budweiser Brew House, 601 Clark Avenue #101, St. Louis
Cost: Free to attend with food and drink options available for purchase

Budweiser Brew House will also serve as the pregame and postgame headquarters for Redbird fans throughout Arch Madness. Located just north of Busch Stadium, Budweiser Brew House is the official gathering spot for Redbird fans at the Valley Tournament. Fans are encouraged to meet there and socialize before and after all Illinois State games.

Hoops in the Heartland event: Quad Cities

Take in more Redbird basketball the following weekend, March 9–12, as Illinois State’s women’s team heads to the Quad Cities for Hoops in the Heartland.

This Redbird Rally will feature a program that includes Illinois State University President Larry Dietz, Reggie Redbird, and performances by Illinois State’s band and cheerleading team.

When: To be determined when opening-round game times are announced. More information to follow.
Where: Van’s Pizza, Pub & Grill, 425 15th Street, Moline
Cost: Free to attend. Complimentary appetizers and drinks will be served.

Fans of all ages are welcome to attend both events!

This story will be updated as times and opponents are announced. Fans can also visit the Illinois State men’s MVC Tournament site or Illinois State women’s MVC Tournament site for more information.

Related Article: MVC Tournament Information Learn more about tickets and hotel information for MVC Tournaments


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