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Welcome to the Official Ohio State Alumni College Football Playoff Championship Game Bowl Tour! To ensure that all goes smoothly, please read the following information carefully, as it will provide valuable details about your trip. Please remember to visit the blank75 Hospitality Desk daily for any tour updates. Thank you for traveling with us, we look forward to seeing you in Tampa!

Distributed at the Hotel:
  • Credential name badge, lanyard and ticket holder
  • Itinerary
  • Game tickets
  • Buckeye Bash and pre-game event admission wristbands
  • Souvenirs
  • Game Day Map
  • Charter Departure Notice (Air/Land Tour only)
  • Additional event details

blank75 Hospitality Desk
The Hospitality Desk is located in Atrium II of the hotel, near the Jade Entrance.

Desk Hours:
Saturday, January 7: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, January 8: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Monday, January 9: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Tour Intinerary
Saturday, January 7
11:00 am – 6:00 pm The blank75 Hospitality Desk will be staffed at your hotel. Please plan to stop by at some point during your stay to pick up your game tickets, tour name badge credentials, welcome packet and souvenir.
The Hospitality Desk is located in xxxxxxxxxx.
4:45 pm Please meet in the lobby to board transportation to the Welcome Reception.
5:00 pm Transportation departs for the Welcome Reception.
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Welcome to Tampa! Join the OSUAA for a reception at xxxx. Mix and mingle while enjoying live music, hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and beverages. There will be a welcome program at 6:00 p.m.
7:00 pm Transportation departs for the Crowne Plaza .
Sunday, January 8
9:00 am – 3:00 pm The blank75 Hospitality Desk will be staffed.
Noon – 8:00 pm Roundtrip shuttles from the hotel to downtown Tampa for the College Football Playoff Fan Central (tickets available for purchase upon entry). The downtown drop off and pick up location is the xxxx.
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Buckeye Bash! Celebrate with fellow Buckeye fans at this free event featuring Archie Griffin, President Drake, marching band, cheerleaders, Brutus and members of the 2002 National Championship team. Snacks and a cash bar will be provided.

A RED wristband will be included in your welcome packet. Please wear the wristband for admission into the Buckeye Bash.
The Buckeye Bash will be held at the xxxxxx.

Evening At leisure.
Monday, January 9
9:00 am – 2:00 pm The blank75 Hospitality Desk will be staffed.
2:30 pm Please meet in the lobby to board transportation to Raymond James Stadium.
2:45 pm Transportation departs for Raymond James Stadium.
3:30 pm Doors open at xxxx for the Ohio State Pregame Event.
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Ohio State Pregame Event
Enjoy a true Texas tailgate with fellow alumni and fans. The event features a Texas BBQ buffet, open bar and more!
A GRAY wristband will be included in your welcome packet.
Please wear the GRAY wristband on game day for admission to the tailgate.
5:30 pm Gates open at Raymond James Stadium. Please note: There is a no re-entry policy.
7:30 pm Pregame Show
8:00 pm Kickoff, 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship. Go Bucks!
Following the game Motorcoaches depart for return to the hotel. Please refer to your gameday map and look for blank75 signs, directing you to your designated motorcoach. Staff will be available to direct you. Motorcoaches will “load and go” after the game and you will not be on the same bus that you rode in the afternoon. Please do NOT leave items on the motorcoach.
Tuesday, January 10
Air/Land Tours Please refer to the departure information included with your flight details. All participants must settle incidental charges directly with the hotel front desk.
Land Only Tours Be prepared to check out by 12 Noon and settle all incidental charges directly with the hotel front desk.

Tour Hotel

Crowne Plaza Westshore
5303 West Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL 33609
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am

Ohio State Alumni Sports Tours

Mary Sykora: 301-437-2044
Jessica Beckhart: 217-369-1201
Marcy Bennett (CMH Airport Staff):