April 9, 2013
STORRS, Conn. - The 2013 NCAA national champion University of Connecticut women's basketball team and its travel party will leave New Orleans via charter flight at 1:00 p.m. EDT (12:00 p.m. New Orleans time) on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. The team is expected to return to Bradley International Airport at approximately 3:30 p.m. EDT.
Upon arrival at Bradley, there will be a short public event. That event will include remarks from UConn head coach Geno Auriemmaand the team will also be in attendance.
UConn fans looking to greet the team at the airport event should take Route 75 in Windsor Locks and follow signs on Route 75 for the event. The public availability at the airport will take place in an area near the intersection of Route 75 and Firehouse Road.
The team will then return to campus for a National Champions "Victory Lap" through campus beginning at approximately 5:15 p.m. The team will ride in an open-air double decker bus and will be accompanied by the UConn pep band and cheerleaders. Upon conclusion of the "Victory Lap" there will be a brief speaking program at the Fairfield Way Plaza - in between the Student Union and the School of Business. The "Victory Lap" takes the place of a rally in Harry A. Gampel Pavilion that has taken place in the past.
The "Victory Lap" will begin at the corner of Route 195 (Storrs Road) and North Eagleville Road at the Storrs Congregational Church. The team will then take a left onto Glenbrook Road and a left onto the "CLAS" Bus Way and drive in front of the Wilbur Cross Building and Gulley Hall. At Gulley Hall, the team will take a right onto Fairfield Way (at Hawley Armory) and make its way past the Homer Babbidge Library and make its way to Fairfield Way Plaza for the speaking program.
Fans can track the Huskies exact progress from Bradley International Airport to campus with updates from Twitter at @UConnWBB.
Parking for the event on campus will be available in both the North and South Parking Garages.