UofL Alumni offers official pregame party, travel arrangements for bowl game


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville Alumni Association and Athletics are teaming up to offer fans traveling to the Music City Bowl plenty of opportunities for pregame fun.

    The University of Louisville will play in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl against Texas A&M Dec. 30, 7 p.m., Eastern Time, at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn.

    The official UofL Alumni Pregame Party, the only university sponsored party, will be at Hard Rock Café Nashville, 100 Broadway, Dec. 30, from 2-5 p.m., Central Time. Special guests include Denny Crum and Darrell Griffith. Entry is $40 per person and includes a full barbecue buffet featuring hickory smoked barbecue chicken and pulled pork, twisted mac and cheese, ranch beans, coleslaw and cornbread, non-alcoholic drinks and a cash bar.

    Fans can also take advantage of an overnight package through Anthony Travel, the official travel partner of UofL Athletics, to stay with the team at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. Participants receive travel, hotel accommodations, tickets to the official pregame party and more. Go to www.UofLalumni.org/bowl to purchase.

    Fans can celebrate the season of giving with the Cooperative Community Service Project. UofL’s Division of Student Affairs will be working with the opponent and the city of Nashville on this bowl tradition. Students, alumni, parents, faculty, staff and fans are encouraged to serve as volunteers at the Second Harvest Food Bank in Nashville. Work will include food sorting projects that help address the risk of hunger for children, families and seniors in the Middle Tennessee region. Volunteers must be on site Dec. 30 by 8:30 a.m. Central Time. Contact glenn.gittings@louisville.edu for questions.

    Click here for a full schedule of other Music City Bowl events.

    For more information, contact Elise Buck, director of special events and programs, at 502-852-0750 or elise.buck@louisville.edu.

    Niki King
    Niki King Jones is positive she has the best job at the University of Louisville, serving the communication needs of the departments of fine arts and theatre, the School of Music, University Libraries and Alumni – all the fun, creative stuff. Before coming to UofL in 2015, Niki held communication positions in both private and nonprofit sectors in Louisville, Ky., including at Heaven Hill Distilleries and the Jewish Community of Louisville. For 10 years prior, she was a reporter at various newspapers across the country, most recently The Courier-Journal. Niki graduated from the University of Memphis with a BA in journalism and has a masters degree in community and leadership development from the University of Kentucky.