`Redbird Rally' Set for 11:30 a.m. Friday at Pi Pizzeria

March 5, 2014

NORMAL, Ill. - The Illinois State men's basketball team will tip off Missouri Valley Conference Tournament play Friday at 2:35 p.m. against Missouri State, and before the game, ISU fans are encouraged to stop by Pi Pizzeria for the `Redbird Rally,' between 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Located directly across the street from Embassy Suites St. Louis - this year's ISU hotel - Pi Pizzeria is the official gathering spot for Redbird fans at the Valley Tournament. If Illinois State advances to Saturday's 1:35 p.m. semifinal game, a pre-game social will take place at Pi Pizzeria, running from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., followed by a post-game gathering 30 minutes after the game's conclusion.

Another pre-game social will take place Sunday, if the Redbirds make it to the 1:05 p.m. championship game. Sunday's event at Pi Pizzeria will run from 11 a.m. - noon.

Known for its award-winning deep dish and thin crust pizza, Pi Pizzeria is also located steps from the MetroLink, which can conveniently transport Redbird fans to and from the Scottrade Center. Fans of all ages are welcome to attend the `Redbird Rally' and the various pre and post-game get-togethers. The events at Pi Pizzeria are free to attend with food available for purchase from the menu.

For up-to-date information about the `Redbird Rally' and other pre and post-game social events, visit the Redbird Athletics table located in the Embassy Suites lobby during the duration of the tournament, or check GoRedbirds.com\postseason. Official Illinois State apparel will also be available for purchase from the Weibring Golf Club in the Embassy Suites Fourth Floor Atrium throughout the tournament.

All-session tickets to 2014 Arch Madness are on sale now through the Redbird Arena Ticket Office by either calling (309) 438-8000, by clicking here, or by visiting the Illinois State Athletics Ticket Office. Rooms are also still available at Embassy Suites by phoning (800) 397-1282.



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