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Announcing the 2011 Opening Weekend 303 Road Trip

Please note: This trip is no longer for sale. The PayPal link is only left up so that those on-board may make their final payments.

In December, we invaded Atlanta with 70 Predator fans. In April, we took St. Louis with 65 citizens of Smashville. In October, we are setting our sights on the entire Midwest.On October 7th, the Nashville Predators open their season against the Columbus Blue Jackets in the Nationwide Arena. The following night, they travel to St. Louis to play the Blues….and you can be there for both!It’s Cellblock Road Trip III: The Megatrip – 1,200 miles. Two opening nights. One hell of a good time.If you’ve been with us before, you might think you know what to expect…but think again…as this is potentially our only road trip of the year, we’re setting the bar extremely high on this one.Join us and you will get:

  • 1,200 miles of travel from Nashville to Columbus to St. Louis and back to Nashville.
  • Prime seating to both Friday night’s game in Columbus and Saturday night’s game in St. Louis
  • A discounted group rate to hotels within walking distance of the arenas on both Friday and Saturday.
  • A 303 Road Trip Souvenir.
  • So much more!

This trip is admittedly a bit more pricey than the past two that we have put together, but that’s because this one includes a second night, twice as many miles, two premium priced games and – here’s the crucial part – an exponentially increased amount of fun. We’ve priced the trip at a very fitting price point of $303.00 per person. However, we’ve also decided to give everyone the option of paying in installments. See below for details. Your spot on the bus is not reserved until you at least put down your deposit.

We’ve tried to make this easier for everyone this go-round and have put a button at the bottom of the page where you can submit your payment.

The $303 price includes one (1) seat on the bus, one (1) ticket in Section 202 of Nationwide Arena for the October 7th Nashville Predators at Columbus Blue Jackets game and one (1) ticket in a TBA section of Scottrade Center for the October 8th Nashville Predators at St. Louis Blues game. Please note that all road trippers will be responsible for reserving and paying for their own hotel rooms. We have reserved blocks of 30 rooms with two double beds at a hotel in St. Louis and at a hotel in Columbus – we will e-mail the group reservation information upon payment.

If paying in installments (in order to guarantee a spot on the trip):

  • First payment of $203.00 should be paid immediately.
  • Final payment of $100.00 is due by September 17.

Important Notices:

  • While deposits and payments are transferrable, they are non-refundable.
  • This trip is a charter. Thus, this trip is being put together as a package and will not be sold “a la carte”. If you wish to attend only one game or will not be traveling via the 303 bus, you will need to acquire your tickets and hotel rooms on your own.
  • Make sure you put your contact e-mail with your payment – this way you will receive all important communications that we will be sending you.

Note: If you are unable to use the the below link, you may submit your payment directly through PayPal to [email protected].

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  1. Ashley

    June 28, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    What is the guestment departure time?

    • Patten Fuqua

      June 28, 2011 at 7:14 pm

      Tentatively 6am.

      It’s a 7 hour drive. Calculating in 2 stops, it should get us there about an hour or so before the arena doors open, which will give everyone time to check in.

  2. Kevin

    June 29, 2011 at 8:19 am

    Couple ?’s Can you please email me as soon as you know about the hotel rooms? and will everyone be sitting in the same section or scattered about?


    • Patten Fuqua

      June 29, 2011 at 8:43 am

      We will all be sitting together.

      • Judy

        June 29, 2011 at 10:32 am

        Do you have details on what section you will be sitting in for the St. Louis game if someone couldn’t do the bus trip, but wanted to drive over to the Blues game. It would be great to sit in the same section with other Preds fans.

  3. Predsgirl5

    June 29, 2011 at 8:51 am

    I wish I could, but I’ll be delivering a brand new Preds fan around that time! Hopefully the hospital will let me watch the game on TV! 🙂

  4. Molly

    June 30, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Do you have a ballpark figure for hotel costs?

    • Patten Fuqua

      July 4, 2011 at 3:37 pm

      First night around 80/room, second around 90. Each room has two double beds.

  5. Jonna Phillips

    July 4, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Hi, My husband and I would like to sign up for the trip. We have never taken a group road trip – so are a little unsure what to do. I have just retired ( he’s been retired for awhile) and now can do some fun things. Do we need to put a deposit down in each of our names or as a couple? Thank you in advance for your help to two newbie road-trippers but long-time Preds fans. Jonna and Gene

    • Patten Fuqua

      July 4, 2011 at 3:38 pm

      You’ll need to put down a deposit for each, but you can do them both at the same time. Just make the quantity 2.

  6. Melissa

    July 6, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Which hotels are you staying at? Also, do you have (or will you have) a FB page where people can kick back and “meet up” before the trip? Thx!

  7. Christie

    July 11, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    There are 4 of us that are wanting to go. Which hotels do we need to call?

    • Cellblock 303

      July 12, 2011 at 12:00 pm

      Hotel information is released after deposits are paid.

      • christie

        July 14, 2011 at 8:04 am

        Can you tell me if it is a chain? I have rewards at several and would like to know if I am going to be able to use them. If not then I need to plan financially. Thanks!

        • Patten Fuqua

          July 14, 2011 at 11:57 am

          Both hotels that I am negotiating with are part of the Drury chain. $89.99 is the rate for the one on the first night, $79.99 on the second (I may have that backwards).

          • Christie

            July 15, 2011 at 9:04 pm

            Thanks! That helps!

  8. Gary

    July 12, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Going to St. Louis with my wife. Got my hotel room, now waiting on ticket rep. to get tickets. We would love to meet up with all the Pred fans before the game. This will be our first away game, we can’t wait.

    • Cellblock 303

      July 12, 2011 at 12:01 pm

      Look forward to seeing you there.

  9. Cam

    July 13, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    I’m uncertain about booking when I don’t even know what hotels we’re looking at staying at. Really don’t want to pay all this money for the trip and find out we’re stuck at a fleabag dump.

    • Patten Fuqua

      July 14, 2011 at 11:59 am

      Trust me, not fleabag dumps. I’ve made sure to check out both hotels on Tripadvisor and Yelp and both come up smelling like roses. Both are part of the Drury chain, if that helps.

  10. Genny

    July 15, 2011 at 11:20 am

    The Atlanta trip was a blast & I was hoping I’d be able to make this trip, but I just confirmed today that I have to help present an all day workshop that Friday. Like others, I’ll be interested to know where the seats are in St. Louis so that I can meet up with the fun crowd!

  11. Leigh

    July 19, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    where could I park my car, where would we meet? I’m in Cookeville!

    • Patten Fuqua

      July 19, 2011 at 4:32 pm

      Shoot me an e-mail at [email protected] and I’ll tell you. We have a designated spot we leave from each time.

  12. Joseph

    July 25, 2011 at 8:54 am

    lets say I want to go with y’all at the last sec. Can I do that and paid all of it at the same time.

    • Patten Fuqua

      July 25, 2011 at 10:19 am

      If there is a spot open, absolutely.

      The hotels might make you pay full price for the rooms, though.

  13. Scott Glasgow

    July 27, 2011 at 5:28 am

    I would also like to know where you all are sitting in St. Louis. Me and some friends are going to that game, and staying near or at the Luminairre (sp?) casino. Also, on the last hockeybuzz roadie there, we reserved a whole entire Imo’s pizza restaurant. It was awesome. You should plan on that as well.

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