Not for the reason that 2014-15 season has Gonzaga performed its first- and second -round video games so near dwelling.
In 2015, the Bulldogs traveled to Seattle and beat North Dakota State and Iowa at Key Area.
Now, the Zags will stow away their baggage and hit the sky for a short flight to Portland to face Georgia State on Thursday at 1:25 p.m. on the Moda Heart, dwelling of the Portland Path Blazers.
Bulldog followers will flock eagerly in droves to the Rose Metropolis, however at what price?
In the event you didn’t learn the tea leaves over the past month, you might be simply now budgeting the price of a visit to see the No. 1 total seed in particular person.
However first, a fast test on the official ticketing associate of the NCAA, Ticketmaster, exhibits a couple of hundred tickets left. That doesn’t embody the third-party websites that even have tickets obtainable.
On Ticketmaster, tickets are starting from $50 to $700, which will get you seven rows off the hardwood.
In the event you want to see all first- and second -round video games, you’ll have to buy three tickets, two for Thursday (two classes) and one for the only Saturday session.
Now, how do you get to Portland?
The modes of journey obtainable are planes, trains and cars.
Beginning within the sky, when you favor the comfort of flight, spherical journey on Alaska was $422 as of Sunday night time. There isn’t any flexibility with the ticket, so when you guide, you’re caught. It is also a nonstop flight, reducing down the journey time to only over an hour.
If airplanes make you uncomfortable, there’s all the time Amtrak offering a scenic route through railway.
For the worth of $158 the round-trip seat could be yours. The trek takes simply over seven hours, permitting for loads of time to soak within the Pacific Northwest’s magnificence.
In the event you’re anxious concerning the tracks being out someplace on the road, hop aboard the Greyhound categorical.
For one straightforward fee of $125, the Greyhound expertise is locked in.
Now, if there are worries about having to be neighborly to a stranger for seven hours, you possibly can all the time drive your self.
That journey is 700 miles there and again and takes 5 and half hours every manner.
In response to the Federal Freeway Administration, the common gas financial system for a automobile/truck/SUV is 21.1 miles a gallon.
Doing the mathematics, that may take 33-plus gallons of gasoline.
With the gasoline costs at their highest-ever level and with Washington and Oregon costs being $4.73, that multiplies out to $156.09 on gasoline.
However while you get there, you’ll want a spot with a pillow to relaxation up for the lengthy days.
In the event you’re counting your pennies, a keep on the Rodeway Inn begins at $70. It has a mattress, free breakfast, free parking and is minutes away from the Moda Heart.
There is also the Hyatt Regency for $164 an evening and that gives every part Rodeway does, simply in three-star bundle.
There are many locations to remain across the Moda Heart space, so pickiness is allowed.
The value for Uber in Portland is a minimal $7.99 fare and a few greenback per-minute and mile.
Costs fluctuate up and down relying on the demand.
Consider a minimal $15 a meal and the meals price range provides up fast.
Decide quickly, or the procrastination can be mirrored in your pocketbook.