Tuesday Update: Football Charter Flight is Full

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 seng0785@stthomas.edu 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.