Travel Packages on Sale Now for 2022 Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off
FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 8, 2022) – Travel packages for the 2022 Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off Beach Division are on sale now for Georgia Tech, Marquette, Mississippi State and Utah fans looking to spend Thanksgiving Week with their favorite teams in Southwest Florida. The 2022 Tournament is set for Monday and Wednesday, Nov. 21 and 23, at Suncoast Credit Union Arena on the campus of Florida SouthWestern State College.
Travel packages include tickets to each Beach Division game, hotel accommodations and parking at Suncoast Credit Union Arena. For complete travel package information, log on to www.fortmyerstipoff.com/travel. At this time, the only way to guarantee tickets to the 2022 Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off, which sold out last season, is through Tournament travel packages. Ticket packages, based on availability, will go on sale in the fall.
“Beyond what promises to be exciting and competitive games at the Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off, everything that Southwest Florida and Lee County offers to fans traveling from all across the country will help create the ideal vacation destination to tip off the 2022-23 college basketball season,” said Mark Starsiak, vice president at Intersport and tournament Director of the Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off. “Southwest Florida’s beaches and nature experiences offer something for all to enjoy as part of the Tournament experience.”
The four programs of the 2022 Beach Division have combined for 90 NCAA Tournament appearances, including 33 by Marquette and 29 by Utah. Georgia Tech and sixth-year head coach Josh Pastner won the ACC Championship in 2021, earning its first NCAA Tournament berth since 2010, while Marquette and Mississippi State received at-large berths to the 2019 Tournament and both were potential Tournament teams in 2020. Marquette, led by Final Four coaching veteran Shaka Smart, is primely positioned for an NCAA run this season. Meanwhile, Utah is under the direction of first-year head coach Craig Smith, who appeared in each of the last two NCAA Tournaments as the head coach at Utah State.
The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village is the host hotel for the Beach Division teams of the Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-off, and fans will have the opportunity to stay where the teams stay and experience resort life to the fullest. Additionally, the Luminary Hotel & Co., a boutique hotel that opened in September 2020, is the premium destination to enjoy the many attractions of historic and lively downtown Fort Myers.
Fort Myers’ Islands, Beaches and Neighborhoods is annually rated as one of Florida’s top vacation destinations. Located just two hours south of Tampa, Lee County’s Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel are home to white sand beaches along the Gulf of Mexico, superior sea shells, exotic wildlife and lush foliage. Enjoy the quiet, natural setting in between exciting, must-see action at the Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off. For more information, visit www.VisitFortMyers.com.
In its first four years, the Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off has quickly become one of the top early-season events in the country and a fixture in the Southwest Florida sports calendar. In 2021, both nights of the Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off Beach Division were played in front of sold-out crowds that saw the in-state Florida Gators defeat the Ohio State Buckeyes with a dramatic buzzer-beating 3-pointer to take home the Tournament title. The Tournament, which has hosted several Final Four-caliber programs in its first four seasons including Gonzaga, Kansas, Auburn, Loyola (Chicago), Florida and Ohio State, will welcome four power conference programs to the Beach Division for the second straight year. Additionally, three teams from the 2020 field – Gonzaga, Kansas and Auburn – are potential No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament.
Nationally recognized brands have also aligned themselves with the high-profile nature of the Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off. Rocket Mortgage returns as the fifth-year title sponsor of the event and Lee County returns as the host partner of the event. They are joined this year by premium brands Old Trapper Beef Jerky, State Farm, Libman and O’Reilly Auto Parts.
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