2024 MEAC/SWAC Challenge

Norfolk State University is excited to particiapte in the MEAC/SWAC Challenge in Atlanta, Georgia. Below you will find a list of official alumni events.  If you have any questions or need additional details, contact Marvin Strong ’96, chair of the Atlanta Metro Chapter-NSUAA host committee at (404) 431-5620 or via email at mone4u2c@aol.com.
 
Wednesday, August 21, 2024
 
HBCU Night with the Atlanta Dream @ Gateway Center Arena
2000 Convention Center Concourse
College Park, GA 30337
Time: 7 p.m.
Visit https://dream.wnba.com/hbcu-night/ to purchase ticket(s).

Join your fellow Spartans at the Atlanta Dream’s HBCU night! This will be a celebration of HBCU pride and culture. It will also feature the spirit of HBCU halftime entertainment, from drumline to dance teams! Game attendees will have access to the rollout of an exclusive HBCU-themed merchandise rollout, and we’ll also have in-game giveaways!
 
Thursday, August 22, 2024
 
HBCU Night with the Atlanta Braves @ Truist Park
755 Battery Avenue SE
Atlanta, GA 30339
Time: 7 p.m.
Visit https://www.mlb.com/braves/tickets/specials/historically-black-colleges-and-universities to purchase ticket(s).
 
Join your fellow Spartans in Atlanta and show your love for Norfolk State University at HBCU Night Together With Truist as the Braves battle the Phillies.  With the purchase of the HBCU Night ticket package, you will receive a game ticket, access to a pregame party at the Coca-Cola Roxy from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. and an exclusive Atlanta Braves drummer bobblehead.
 
Friday, August 23, 2024
 
Spartan Golf Outing @ Browns Mill Golf Course
480 Cleveland Avenue
Atlanta GA, 30354
Time: 9 a.m.
Visit https://nsuatlanta.com/ to purchase your ticket(s) today.
 
Calling all Spartan Golf Enthusiasts! You’re invited to a Spartan Golf Outing as a part of the MEAC/SWAC Challenge weekend! Please join us as a foursome or individual. For more information, contact Curtis Bunn at curtisbunn@yahoo.com.

Sneaker Bash @ Omni Atlanta Hotel
190 Marietta Street, Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30303
Time: 8 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Visit https://nsuatlanta.com/ to purchase your ticket(s) today.
 
Welcome to the "Sneaker Bash" hosted by the Atlanta Metro Alumni Chapter-NSUAA! Get ready for a night of fun, music, and of course, sneakers!  Show off your favorite kicks, mingle with fellow sneaker enthusiasts, and enjoy a night of celebration.
 
Saturday, August 24, 2024
 
NSUAA Bus Trip
Departs Norfolk State University, Lot 2
Boarding: 1:30 a.m. /Departure: 2 a.m.  
$485 single (One Person) occupancy
$395 per person, double (Two People) occupancy
 
Join the NSUAA on a round trip to the ATL. This cost includes transportation on a luxury motorcoach with refreshments; one (1) night hotel accommodations at the Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway in Atlanta, GA; and one (1) general admissions ticket to the MEAC/SWAC Challenge along with roundtrip transportation. Click here to reserve your seat. 

Sparta in the "A" Tailgate @ Center Parc Stadium
755 Hank Aaron Drive Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30315
Time: 3-7 p.m.
Visit https://nsuatlanta.com/ to purchase your ticket(s) today.
 
Join members of the Atlanta Metro Chapter-NSUAA for an afternoon filled with fun, food, and football. Get ready to cheer on our NSU Spartans and mingle with fellow fans, while enjoying delicious tailgate treats. Don't miss this ultimate tailgating experience!

Cricket MEAC/SWAC Challenge Football Game @ Center Parc Stadium
755 Hank Aaron Drive Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30315
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Visit https://www.meacswacchallenge.com/ to purchase your ticket(s) today.
 
Come and cheer on the Spartan Football team as they take on the Rattlers of Florida A&M University.  Don’t forget to show your school pride by wearing your best NSU gear.
 
Sunday, August 25, 2024
 
Farewell Brunch with Spartans @ Suite Food Lounge
375 Luckie Street Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30313
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cost: Self-Pay and Reservations are required.
 
End your weekend in Atlanta at the Suite Food Lounge with a southern-influenced brunch. Seating is limited. Visit https://suiteatl.com/a to view the menu and to make your individual reservation.
 
Hotel Information
 
ESPN has a special group rate of $159++ at the Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway for Spartan Fans. Rooms must be booked before Thursday, August 1, 2024, to receive this rate.  Call (404) 763-1544 to make your reservations.
 
Additionally, the Atlanta Metro Chapter-NSUAA has secured a block of rooms at the Omni Atlanta Hotel at Centennial Park for a special group rate of $169++. Call (404) 659-0000 to make your reservations.
Center Parc Stadium Bag Policy
 
Consistent with other Sun Belt, NCAA and NFL policies, a Clear Bag policy is used at all Center Parc Stadium events, including the Cricket MEAC/SWAC Challenge. Each ticketed person is permitted the following into ticketed events:
 
  • One clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bag that does not exceed 12” x 6” x 12” OR a one-gallon clear plastic freezer bag.
  • IMPORTANT: A logo no larger than 4.5” x 3.4” can be displayed on one side of a permissible clear bag. Clear bags cannot be patterned nor tinted in color.
  • One small clutch/purse no larger than 4.5” x 6.5”.
  • An equipment bag for necessary medical items (after proper inspection at the gate).
  • A diaper bag when accompanied by a baby or small child (after proper inspection at the gate).

 

If you have any questions or need additional details, contact Marvin Strong ’96, chair of the Atlanta Metro Chapter-NSUAA host committee at (404) 431-5620 or via email at mone4u2c@aol.com.

 

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