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Wildcat Fans Now Have Easier Access to Accommodations


B-CU football fans traveling to Wildcat home games in Daytona Beach will find it easier – AND a little less expensive – to plan their travel for the 2011 season.

Working in conjunction with the Hotel and Lodging Association of Volusia County, the B-CU Athletic Department website is providing a listing of "Football Fan Friendly" accommodations to help Wildcat Nation with their lodging needs for the five Daytona Beach home games. Many of the accommodations listed offer substantial discounts.

"We appreciate the support of the area hotels and motels," said B-CU Athletic Marketing Director Matt Knox. "The goal is to provide our fans with an outstanding experience the entire time they're in Daytona Beach."

The partnership between B-CU and the Hotel and Lodging Association stemmed from meetings when the initial date for homecoming coincided with the Biketoberfest motorcycle event. Homecoming has been rescheduled for Nov. 5, but continued discussions with Director Bob Davis have opened the door for other opportunities.

"We're pleased that a good variety of lodging accommodations – those close to Municipal Stadium as well as those on the Beachside have responded to this program," Davis said. "Bethune-Cookman athletics has always been a good business partner to the Daytona Beach area hospitality industry and we are thrilled to be closely working with the Wildcats."

To access the lodging information on bcuathletics.com, go to the football section and click "Football Fan Friendly Lodging" on the upper right menu. The information is also by clicking the "Preferred Lodging" button on the left menu of the website homepage.

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About Bethune-Cookman University

Founded in 1904 by Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement. B-CU offers baccalaureate degrees in 37 majors through six academic schools – Arts & Humanities; Business; Education; Nursing; Science, Engineering and Mathematics; and Social Sciences – and maintains intercollegiate athletic programs and instrumental and choral groups that have achieved national recognition. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of more than 3,400.

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