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UA Fans packing for Providence

Posted at 6:22 PM, Mar 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-14 21:22:06-04
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - There will be a lot of excitement for Wildcat fans as UA climbs through the NCAA Tournament.  Now the question for the really dedicated fans:  Are you going to Providence?
Plenty of team members headed into Mc Kale Center this morning, preparing for Providence.  But if that's where you hope to go too your first mission is to get a ticket.
Here's a link to loads of info about the Cats and the tournament.
So you're an avid Wildcat fan.  You are all cranked up about the idea of going to Providence for the game up there. You rush to the McKale ticket office and you find out....You're in the wrong place.
The NCAA only gave UA 450 tickets.  They went right away.  Now you'll have to try other ticket vendors on-line.
But you can apply for Final Four tickets that will be good if the Wildcats get in. Allen Lee actually came to the McKale ticket office  for baseball tickets, but thought, why not?
KGUN9 Reporter Craig Smith asked him: “So by reserving for Final Four you're going to try to stimulate some good karma here?”Yeah! Well if I can go to the Final Four I think that would be cool.  Don't you think that'd be cool?"
At Bon Voyage Travel agents just found out yesterday they'd be booking trips to Providence.
Company VP Ryan Hansen says, “It's pretty much of a frenzy because like all of the fans out there, Bon Voyage has no inside tip on where the Cats are gonna be so this year in particular, all 8 locations that are hosting NCAA Tournament games this week were fair game."
Because Bon Voyage is the official agent for UA trips they can book rooms in the team's hotel.  Ryan Hansen says rooms should be tough anywhere in downtown Providence because there are large conventions in town too.
But as Jill Hall of the Alumni Association prepares for the trip, she knows there will be plenty of Wildcat fans in the stands because so many live in the Northeast.
"There's Wildcats all over the country.  So just in Boston which is an hour from Providence there's 1600 Wildcats.  There's another 250 in the State of Rhode Island."