Hey, Gang! The 2018-2019 season is in full-swing, and while we are all familiar with the raucous confines of The Sweater Centre; many Flyer Fanatics will cheer on UD on the road. Whether you plan on checking out the mid-major action in Olean, Philadelphia or St. Louis, we’ve got you covered! The 2018-19 Blackburn Review Travel Companion is your guide to the best and worst destinations for this year’s road slate.
Who’s ready for some gaming and hoops action in Bumblefuck, CT?
Situated at the mouth of the Oxoboxo River, Uncasville Village got in on textile manufacturing early, as the Schofield Bros. opened the country’s first woolen mill. In business for almost two hundred years, the Uncasville Manufacturing Corporation was the area’s main employer until the 1950’s when Uncasville became the world’s foremost manufacturer of nuclear reactor fuel components. After this business ended around 1990, the entire area was likely in dire financial straits, but, upon being granted official tribe designation, the Mohegan opened a world-class casino and resort.
Your Dayton Flyers are heading to Mohegan Sun Casino & Resort to play the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. You are more likely to encounter a hurricane in Tulsa than you are to encounter 1,000 fans at this sporting contest, but I’m sure some of UD’s usual suspects will be in attendance.
Located two and a half hours from New York City and two hours from Boston, Mohegan Sun found that sweet spot for big city dwellers (New Yorkers) and weird college city residents (Bostonians) looking to scratch that gambling itch. Unfortunately, just about everyone has “Vegas-Style” casinos now, so Mohegan Sun puts on events such as The Air Force Reserve Holiday Showcase to draw in the suckers.
UD Santa can scope out the Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday while taking in The Backstreet Boys show. If he doesn’t have any luck with the ladies in the arena, he can lurk in the back of the Men In Motion Male Review for bachelorette party attendees.
Saturday features a FREE SHOW by The Marshall Tucker Band. You are sure to hear Heard it in a Love Song and Can’t You See, so keep an eye out for Beret Man hitting on divorcees taking a break from the slots.
Mohegan Sun Arena
Opened in 2001
Home of the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun
Hosted the National Lacrosse League 2002 All-Star Game
Best Bar: Bow & Arrow Sports Bar
Best Restaurant: Frank Pepe
Best Tourist Attraction: Mohegan Sun Casino
Most Famous Tribe Member: Uncas
Hottest Tribe Member: Madeline Sayet
Local Delicacy: Toomer’s Lemonade