EDIT – While this post was originally written for the 12/8 game, all of the holiday fun below can still be had when the Dragons take on Temple, this Saturday at 1pm at the Palestra.
In two days, the team that changed March Madness forever will attempt to invade the DAC, to take on a Dragons squad that is rapidly improving by the day.
Coach Zach Spiker – who roams the Drexel sideline like the guy in your office who’s had way too much coffee and high fives you on the way to the bathroom – has made it clear that we fans can have a material impact on the outcome of critical games like this one against UMBC on Saturday.
It’s the holiday season. There’s a ton going on. It’s cold as balls. Traffic on 76 sucks. Parking, oh the parking. So why not make a day out of it?
Behold, your Saturday December 8.
PREGAME 1PM – 2PM
Park in the Drexel garage and walk across the street to Landmark at the DAC. They’ve been running their happy hour specials pre-game, which means $3 Hamms pounders and $3 Soco/Lime shots to relive your glory days.
GAMETIME 2PM – 4PM (It’s 1pm for this Saturday’s game at the Palestra!!!!!)
This game is huge. UMBC made history last season by becoming the first #16 seed in history to upset a #1 seed (Virginia) while launching their snarky Twitter persona into stardom. Drexel has been on the upswing, with a stud freshman point guard (Cam Wynter) and a skilled Euro-big (Alihan Demir) you need to see in person.
POSTGAME 4PM – 6PM
FREE meter parking on Saturday afternoons in Philly, so get down to Christmas Village, which spans from City Hall to Love Park, includes a ton of shops, kids’ activities, and photo ops for the Gram to make your friends jealous.
DINNER 6PM – 8PM
Forget cheesesteaks, here’s where the cool kids are eating in Center City these days: Double Knot, Harp and Crown, Little Nona’s, Bud and Marilyn’s, and Lolita.
DRINKS 8PM – 10PM
Yes, there is a holiday themed bar in Philly. Tinsel is a spectacle worth checking out. Snow globe cocktails to celebrate a Dragons’ win? Yes please.
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