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Mobile, AL questions

Unread post by MobileBama » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:54 pm

Welcome to Mobile! The date stinks but I think those that come will have a good time. Please feel free to ask me any questions or shoot me a message and I'll answer all of them.



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Re: Mobile, AL questions

Unread post by Boone Goon » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:17 pm

Thank you! We’re definitely excited about Mobile and the Dollar Genral Bowl, but as you mentioned, we just wished it was a little further from Christmas. GO APP!


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Unread post by JustBeYosef » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:26 pm

Does anyone know for sure which Hotel App's team will be staying in?



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Re: Mobile, AL questions

Unread post by wncapp78 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:49 pm

The news release stated team travel info etc would be released Monday. I think the Alumni Association will announce an App Alumni and Friends HQ Bar shortly.
My buddy and I booked a flight on Delta using airline points! Rental car booked! Got hotel rooms at Renaissance Battle House.
VERY EARLY flight back on the 24th but will be home before noon on Christmas Eve!!
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Unread post by JustBeYosef » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:54 pm

Just booked room at Renaissance Riverview Plaza in hopes that it is team hotel. Should be a fun time!



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Unread post by wncapp78 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:56 pm

Both the Riverview and Battle House are very close and both owned by the same entity. Both nice.



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Re: Mobile, AL questions

Unread post by DaphneUrquhart » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:37 am

Mobile's a great town! I wish I could get away from work longer to enjoy a few days before the bowl game. Go App! Beat Toledo!


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Re: Mobile, AL questions

Unread post by appst89 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:55 am

DaphneUrquhart wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:37 am
Mobile's a great town! I wish I could get away from work longer to enjoy a few days before the bowl game. Go App! Beat Toledo!
Do you need someone to speak to that slave-driving boss of yours?



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Unread post by DaphneUrquhart » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:23 am

appst89 wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:55 am
DaphneUrquhart wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:37 am
Mobile's a great town! I wish I could get away from work longer to enjoy a few days before the bowl game. Go App! Beat Toledo!
Do you need someone to speak to that slave-driving boss of yours?
She's a real slave driver for sure! The good news is that she works every bit as hard as I do. ;)


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Unread post by 87ASUgrad » Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:02 am

JustBeYosef wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:54 pm
Just booked room at Renaissance Riverview Plaza in hopes that it is team hotel. Should be a fun time!
Thanks for the post. We checked it out and booked here too. Merry Christmas to me! Looks like a very nice hotel and they offer a great military rate too. Cannot wait for this road trip! Go APPS!!


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Re: Mobile, AL questions

Unread post by LongTimeAppFan » Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:17 am

Where is the stadium in relation to downtown and what attractions/landmarks should one visit?



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Unread post by MobileBama » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:10 pm

LongTimeAppFan wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:17 am
Where is the stadium in relation to downtown and what attractions/landmarks should one visit?
It's about 5 minute ride but not walking distance. Parking inside the gates is first come first serve. There is nothing near the stadium. Get in and get out. Tailgate on Dauphin Street. Make sure to eat a good meal before game especially if you have kids. Concessions are terrible

USS Alabama, Bellingrath Gardens, ice skating Fort Conde, Fairhope, AL, Dauphin Street bars/restaurants, Serda Brewing

Restaurants - Chuck's Fish, Dumbwaiter, Southern National, NOJA, Wintzells, Moe's BBQ

Bars - Dauphin Street has tons of bars just start at team hotel and walk south. Something for everyone

Can't stress enough to stay downtown

Mardi Gras parade Friday night downtown. Cool parade with team's bands, local floats, etc. Will run in front of hotels



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Unread post by MDaniels84 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:20 am

MobileBama wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:10 pm
LongTimeAppFan wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:17 am
Where is the stadium in relation to downtown and what attractions/landmarks should one visit?
It's about 5 minute ride but not walking distance. Parking inside the gates is first come first serve. There is nothing near the stadium. Get in and get out. Tailgate on Dauphin Street. Make sure to eat a good meal before game especially if you have kids. Concessions are terrible

USS Alabama, Bellingrath Gardens, ice skating Fort Conde, Fairhope, AL, Dauphin Street bars/restaurants, Serda Brewing

Restaurants - Chuck's Fish, Dumbwaiter, Southern National, NOJA, Wintzells, Moe's BBQ

Bars - Dauphin Street has tons of bars just start at team hotel and walk south. Something for everyone

Can't stress enough to stay downtown

Mardi Gras parade Friday night downtown. Cool parade with team's bands, local floats, etc. Will run in front of hotels
I know that some of my NC brethren are bbq snobs but I will have to say that I have partaken of the Moes in Orange Beach, AL and they have some good Que and good sides. 8-)



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Re: Mobile, AL questions

Unread post by MobileBama » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:45 am

If you're bringing kids, make sure they bring bags or backpacks for the Mardi Gras parade. They'll catch a ton of beads, moon pies, stuffed animals, etc. It's a first class Mardi Gras parade with floats from parading societies. It's definitely the highlight of the bowl experience.

Here's a cool video of Battleship, parade and pep rally from Kent State point of view:
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=go ... &FORM=VIRE



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Unread post by Cincy App » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:12 pm

MobileBama - my party is staying near the interstate at Spring Hill Suites (my hotel of choice). Are there places to park on Saturday in the downtown area at a reasonable price? Any suggestions? I guess we will park in the $20 lot for the game. Also, how far is the battleship area from downtown? Thanks - look forward to visiting Mobile.



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Unread post by ASUGrad2014 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:23 pm

MobileBama,

Looking at Google Maps it looks like the team hotel is across an interstate... Is that right? If so, what is the best way to get over to the other side to see the parade, pep rally, and bar hopping?

Thanks!


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Re: Mobile, AL questions

Unread post by MobileBama » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:49 pm

Cincy App wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:12 pm
MobileBama - my party is staying near the interstate at Spring Hill Suites (my hotel of choice). Are there places to park on Saturday in the downtown area at a reasonable price? Any suggestions? I guess we will park in the $20 lot for the game.

Also, how far is the battleship area from downtown? Thanks - look forward to visiting Mobile.
There will tons of parking downtown on Saturday especially early in the day:
Park around Bienville Square for free
pay lot next door to NOJAs Restaurant 6 N. Jackson Street (see Google map)
Riverview Plaza parking garage off Water Street
pay lot across the street from Admiral Hotel 251 Government Street (see Google map)

Battleship is about 2-3 minute drive from downtown. Can't walk due to tunnel under river

Good idea on parking in stadium lot. Thanks for coming to Mobile hope yall have a good time!



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Re: Mobile, AL questions

Unread post by MobileBama » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:59 pm

ASUGrad2014 wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:23 pm
MobileBama, Looking at Google Maps it looks like the team hotel is across an interstate... Is that right? If so, what is the best way to get over to the other side to see the parade, pep rally, and bar hopping?
I assume the team hotel is the Renaissance Riverview Plaza? If so, the parade runs right in front of the hotel lobby but I'd watch around Bienville Square. Your hotel is at the end of the route and many riders will be low on throws. Hotel is really perfect for parade, pep rally and bar hopping. Really nice and lots of opportunities to see players, coaches, etc.

Pep Rally is across the highway on the river but there's a sky bridge and police escorting people across the highway. After pep-rally police escorting back across the highway. Easy walk back to Dauphin Street bar hopping



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Re: Mobile, AL questions

Unread post by ASUGrad2014 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:00 pm

Thank you!!


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Re: Mobile, AL questions

Unread post by MobileBama » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:22 am

Bump for any questions. Keep an eye on the weather



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