May 23, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ----- Fans are invited to join the UAB softball team as it begins its trek to the NCAA Super Regional in Gainesville, Fla., on Thursday. Those interested in seeing the Blazers off to their first Super Regional appearance in school history are encouraged to arrive to the 13th Street South entrance of Bartow Arena at 3:30 p.m. CT.
Fans who will be joining the Blazers are asked to wear green in support of the program's first-ever 40-win team.
Among other accomplishments this season, the 2013 Conference USA Regular Season Champion won the NCAA Louisville Regional last week to advance to this weekend's series at No. 2 Florida. The first game in the series is slated for 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, while Sunday's matchup is scheduled for a Noon ET start.
The UAB Athletic Department has organized a charter bus for those interested in going to Gainesville. The cost is $115 per person and includes transportation and a ticket for both days of competition. The bus, which will depart from the 13th Street South side of Bartow Arena, leaves at Noon CT on Friday and will return to Birmingham approximately 90 minutes after the completion of the final game.
Fans riding the bus are responsible for booking their own rooms and for their meals. The UAB softball team headquarters is at the Hilton Garden Inn, where rooms are available to fans for $115 per night. The number for the hotel is (352) 338-1466.