Friday, April 9, 2010

Final Four in Indy

The Butler Bulldogs made it to the Final Four for the first time in school history and they were playing just a few short miles from campus at the new Lucas Oil Stadium in Indy. Jeff scoured eBay looking for tickets so we could go and support the team. He got them and we went. It was awesome!!!
We spent all day Saturday in Indy. First we went to Butler campus which was alive with activity. We stopped at the Spirit Shop to buy T-shirts and it was very busy. One of the workers said it has been like Black Friday every day that week and they expected non-stop customers the rest of the day and thru the weekend if Butler won. Since I am a Butler Alumni, we were allowed to park on campus and ride a free shuttle downtown instead of fighting the traffic and paying large sums of money to park close to the stadium. All of Indy was dressed in blue in support of the home team.A view from our seats. We were at the top of section 616 with our backs against the wall. We brought binoculars to see the action on the court, but the stadium is so awesome, there was no bad seat in the whole place.
Jeff and I at the game
Final score: Butler 52 Michigan St. 50
We sold our Championship game tickets knowing that even if Butler went to the final game, we wouldn't be able to go. It would have been so cool to be there for that game. The stadium was full of Butler fans rooting for the team. Butler played hard against the veterans, Duke. They put up a good fight. Unfortunately Duke squeaked by with a win against Butler.

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