Atlantic 10 Conference
Basketball Championship Quick Reference Guide
Provided by the Rho Triton Alumni Association of Theta Delta Chi Fraternity
Special thanks to Dan Oshinskie- class of 86' and Bill Schwartz - class of 86', members of the A-10 Conference Championship Host Committee for preparing the reference guide.
WHERE TO STAY
OFFICIAL VCU ALUMNI AND FANS HEADQUARTERS HOTEL
New York Marriott Downtown
85 West Street at Albany Street, New York, NY
Where should you stay? There is no one right answer, and everyone who has spent at least a day in NYC will have their own opinion. There are hundreds of hotel choices, dozens of neighborhood options, and in the author’s mind two viable high level locations- Brooklyn or Manhattan. Although many people love the great State of New Jersey, in many people’s eyes, the inconvenience of travel from NJ to Brooklyn leaves it a distant third choice of places to stay for the tournament.
The key decision-making factors on where to stay are local amenities, ease of travel to the Barclays Center, and cost/quality of the accomodations. Those more focused on basketball and convenience of travel to Barclays, may prefer Brooklyn. There are more than half a dozen midrange hotels within a mile walk from the Barclays Center, most newly constructed. But none are terribly close, and the local amenities are less robust than in most Manhattan neighborhoods.
Those interested in a weekend which includes more than basketball, will likely opt for Manhattan. To keep travel to Barclays at less than 30 minutes, guests shouldn’t select lodging north of 42nd St in Midtown. You will be better served limiting the travel distance from your hotel to the closest subway station. Subways are the preferable choice in travel to Brooklyn. Remember crosstown blocks (between Avenues) are about two times the distance of uptown blocks (between Streets). See the transportation section for maps of individual train lines to help target areas for a Manhattan hotel search.
The Financial District, also known as the Wall Street area,
is about a 10-15 minute subway ride from the Barclays Center, and
hotel prices on a weekend are broadly comparable to Brooklyn
rates. There is less activity in this neighborhood on
weekends, but travel to other more vibrant NYC neighborhoods is
Other Financial District Hotels include the following: CLICK HERE