NCAA basketball semi-final in San Antonio

Even petchem NPRA-going basketball fans seem to have been taken by surprise by the fact that the NCAA semi-finals are taking place in San Antonio this weekend – the very same days that the NPRA (IPC) is in town.


Phew, what a relief that we booked our hotel rooms back in November, when the earlybird conference registration was on. And there’s extra relief that I won’t be eating out on the Riverwalk on either Saturday or Sunday night, because it will be mayhem.


The NCAA men’s basketball Southwest Semifinal 1 will be on Friday 25 March (Richmond vs Kansas) and on Sunday 27 March at 6 pm, according to the Alamodome website.


As if the noise of sports fans’ late-night revelry on the Riverwalk isn’t enough for jet-lagged travellers seeking a good night’s rest before the conference onslaught, a Houston colleague yammers to remind us:


“Hotel tip …the rooms facing east get to hear the train horns every 90 minutes or so throughout the night.”




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