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Syracuse vs. USC: Special Seats Just For Us (UPDATED)

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UPDATE: The group has reserved 20 rooms at both (B)LaQuinta and (A)Hilton Garden Inn. These will go fast.

Both hotels are about ½ mile from the stadium. The LaQuinta will do $129/night. The Hilton Garden Inn will $125. The LaQuinta and Hilton Garden have several restaurants/bars nearby. Right now both sites normal rate is around $149 and they will go up slowly over next 60 days. Call the hotel of your choice directly and ask for a room(s) blocks are under Syracuse Alumni Group or Syracuse/USC game.

Hilton Garden Inn Secaucus/Meadowlands
875 Route 3 East Service Road, Secaucus, New Jersey, 07094, USA TEL: 1-201-864-1400

La Quinta Inn & Suites
Secaucus Meadowlands

350 Lighting Way
Secaucus, NJ 07094
Phone: 1-201-863-8700

ORIGINAL: Interested in attending the New York College Classic (In New Jersey) on September 8th between the Syracuse Orange and USC Trojans but worried about buying tickets blind and ending up sitting next to some Southern California creep talking on his phone about "backdoor pilots" and "405 traffic" the entire game?

TexanMark over at has arranged a block of 300 seats in the Chase Club area for loyal readers of TNIIAM and He also has arranged 200 seats in Section 312. The SU Box Office has created a special website and passcode for us and only us cuz we’re special.

For you heavy hitters the tickets in Section 211 are going for $95 + $5 per ticket fee and a $7 order fee for the total order. The lowest twelve rows or so have been set aside for us. Exact seating won’t be given out but the rows will be filled in order of buying. These seats allow access to the Chase Club.

For you regular guys the tickets in Section 312 are going for $65 + $5 per ticket fee and a $7 order fee for the total order. Also the lowest twelve rows or so will be set aside for us. The NY guys tell me low in the 3rd deck is actually pretty good. Sorry, these seats won’t get you into the Chase Club. As with the Chase Club section, exact seating won’t be given out but the rows will be filled in order of buying. Exact seating and location will be assigned in a few weeks and tickets will be mailed in July.

TexanMark is working a limited number of discounted motel rooms in and around the stadium. Look for more info on that soon. Additionally, he is planning info on where we will try to tailgate at before kickoff. He said, "We’ll start as soon as they let us in."

Here is the magic link:

Enter in your Top Secret Passcode SUFANS12

This whole time you’ve been telling your significant other than you know all these Syracuse fans on the Internet who value your opinions and think you’re a decent person and they refuse to believe you. Prove him or her wrong while possibly proving those fellow Syracuse fan right by sitting next to them at the SU-USC game this year.

Victory isn’t guaranteed but sloppy high-fives over Syracuse’s first first-down of the game is.