St. Thomas has filled its plane for Thursday’s charter flight to Virginia for the NCAA Division III football championship game between the Tommies and Mount Union.

A Sun Country flight will depart the Humphrey Terminal (No. 2), Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, at 10:30 a.m. CST Thursday and arrive in Roanoke, Va., at 1:45 p.m. EST. The flight will return to the Twin Cities after the game Friday night.

Parents of players, university staff members and the media filled the 162-person flight; unfortunately, there was not room for alumni and other fans. While the demand for two planes was strong, a maintenance issue denied the availibility of a second plane.

If you plan to go to the game but won’t be on the charter flight, you can participate in a number of activities:

  • Join St. Thomas fans at a pregame party at 4 p.m. Friday in the pavilion at the rear of the Salem Civic Center. Cost is $20 and includes food. Email your reservations to Donna Seng at by noon Wednesday.
  • Purchase a game ticket in advance ($7 for students and $12.50 for adults) from JoAnn Andregg, Room 320, Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex, by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, or call the Salem Civic Center box office, (540) 375-3004, at any time.
  • Need flight information? Call Linda Logman at Schilling Travel, (612) 436-1050.

If you are not traveling to Salem, you can watch the game on ESPN U or listen to the WCCO Radio broadcast over JACK 104.1 FM. (The game will not be broadcast on WCCO’s 830 AM channel because of a Timberwolves game.) There will also be a viewing party on campus in the Woulfe Alumni Hall on the third floor of the Anderson Student Center.

Questions: Call the St. Thomas Development office, (651) 962-6950.

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