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.

Hoops in the Heartland event: Quad Cities

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

A special Redbird Rally has been planned following the first game on Thursday, March 9.

When: 6:45 p.m. (following the 4 p.m. game), Thursday, March 9
Where: Van’s Pizza, Pub & Grill (formerly Brix), 425 15th Street, Moline
Cost: Free to attend. Complimentary appetizers and drinks will be served.

Fans of all ages are welcome to attend. Register by March 8 for the Redbird Rally online or by contacting University Events at (309) 438-8790.

Arch Madness event: St. Louis

Cheer on the Missouri Valley Conference regular-season champs! The Illinois State men’s basketball team’s first game of the 2017 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament is Friday, March 3 at noon at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. The first-seeded Redbirds will play Evansville.

Information for the first rally is below.

When: 9 a.m., Friday, March 3
Where: Budweiser Brew House, 601 Clark Avenue #101, St. Louis
Cost: Free to attend with food and drinks 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.

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.

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