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2014-2015 Schedule/Viewing Guide:

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2014-2015 Viewing Guide:

Saturday, December 6th 2014:  Bison Opener

  • Location:  Bucknell University (2:45 trip)
  • Parking Situation: Plentiful, free and fairly close to the facility
  • Entry Fee: Probable but reasonable
  • Team: Full sprint and field event team; limited distance squad
  • Seating: Limited
  • Coach Gittermann Concessions Rating/Recommendation: Standard fare for reasonable prices, good to eat there

Saturday, January 10th 2015:  Penn State Relays

  • Location: Penn State University (3:00 trip)
  • Parking: Glorious
  • Entry Fee: Probable, but reasonable
  • Team: Full team; extra relay events, limited individual events
  • Seating: Abundant and comfortable
  • Coach Gittermann Concessions Rating: Standard fare but with stadium prices, no good cups of coffee in the entire town so bring Thermos and pack a lunch

Saturday, January 17th:  Terrapin Invite

  • Location: Prince George Sports and Learning Complex (30 min trip)
  • Parking: Biggest parking lot ever, however, 1/4 mile walk from complex on usually icy path
  • Entry Fee: Definitively, and probably a couple more bucks than you should probably have to pay
  • Team: Full team, regular event schedule
  • Seating: Abundant and Comfortable
  • Coach Gittermann Concessions Rating: Standard fare with stadium prices; bring food as there are no restaurants close by

Friday, January 23rd:  NYC Team Challenge

  • Location: New York City Armory (3:30 min trip)
  • Parking: Worst case scenario
  • Entry Fee: Probable and perhaps reasonable
  • Team: Travel team
  • Seating: Available seats are not in good location; might sit beside or within teams; tight fit if over 5′ 11″
  • Coach Gittermann Concessions Rating: Skip in house concessions, deli on side of building is adequate as are the roach coaches parked on sidewalks; though I suggest the pulled pork sandwich from Dallas BBQ a block down on Broadway. You will also have to smuggle in any food into the building.

Friday, January 30th and Saturday, January 31st: Penn State National Meet

  • Location: Penn State University (3:00 trip)
  • Parking: Glorious
  • Entry Fee: Probable, but reasonable
  • Team: Qualification based; limited travel team
  • Seating: Abundant and comfortable
  • Coach Gittermann Concessions Rating: Standard fare but with stadium prices, no good cups of coffee in the entire town so bring Thermos and pack a lunch

Saturday, January 31st:  George Mason Patriot Games

  • Location: George Mason University (:55 trip)
  • Parking: Solid and next to facility
  • Entry Fee: Doubtful
  • Team: Those not running Penn State National Meet
  • Seating: Non-existent to limited; bring lawn chair and head to balcony
  • Coach Gittermann Concessions Rating: NO CONCESSIONS AND NOTHING WALKABLE!!! HOW IS THIS EVEN POSSIBLE IN THIS DAY AND AGE!! Pack lunch and bring extra for others.

Friday, February 6th and Saturday, February 7th: Sykes and Sabock Challenge Cup

  • Location: Penn State University (3:00 trip)
  • Parking: Glorious
  • Entry Fee: Probable, but reasonable
  • Team: Full team though 4 per event limit
  • Seating: Abundant and comfortable
  • Coach Gittermann Concessions Rating: Standard fare but with stadium prices, no good cups of coffee in the entire town so bring Thermos and pack a lunch

Friday, February 20th and Saturday, February 8th: America East Championships

  • Location: New York City Armory (3:30 min trip)
  • Parking: I’ll be honest, make a weekend out it. Take the train to Penn Station and stay in midtown and enjoy the sights and sounds. Then take the Red 1 Subway, preferably express, up to the 168th street stop. If you do choose to drive, your best option is a small, beat up 1987 Honda Civic hatchback.
  • Entry Fee: Probable and perhaps reasonable
  • Team: Travel team
  • Seating: Available seats are not in good location; might sit beside or within teams; tight fit if over 5′ 11″
  • Coach Gittermann Concessions Rating: Skip in house concessions, deli on side of building is adequate as are the roach coaches parked on sidewalks; though I suggest the pulled pork sandwich from Dallas BBQ a block down on Broadway. You will also have to smuggle in any food into the building. Coffee available at Starbucks on opposite site of block.

Saturday, March 7th and Sunday, March 8th: IC4A/ECAC Championships

  • Location: Boston University (7:30 trip)
  • Parking: Improved, garage available but expensive ($10.00). Some on street parking available early
  • Entry Fee: Probable and reasonable
  • Team: Qualifiers
  • Seating: Available and comfortable, but get there early for good seats
  • Coach Gittermann Concessions Rating: In house concessions are okay, though slightly expensive; lots of fast food restaurants within two blocks so bring hats, gloves, and a good coat and walk. Coffee available at Dunkin Donuts two blocks away.

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