Last year wife and I drove to Pittsburg for the game. Stayed within walking distance of the venue, the trains are great. Walked around Heinz Field (whatever they call it now). Multiple great eateries there. Met Taj, cgeldmacher had a large group there. Had a blast!
Flew alone to Philly. Stayed with family. Drove over to LaSalle. If someone sneezed on one side of the court, someone on the other side of the court would say God bless you. The LaSalle coach dropped an Fbomb on the bench at a ref....everyone heard it, he had to T him up! Hilarious! Would not recommend the venue. Bad section of town.
Plan to see St Joe's this year, if the schedule allows it. Of course, Loyola. AD should have some buses going for this one.