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Enjoy March Madness With the Sofia: Catch “The Big Dance” in San Diego!

Enjoy March Madness With the Sofia: Catch “The Big Dance” in San Diego!

Photo: Der-wuppertaler (Wikimedia Commons)

It’s one of the pinnacles of the American sporting year: the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, aka March Madness, aka the Big Dance. And it’s coming to San Diego in just a few days!

With “Selection Sunday” in the rearview mirror, the bracket for March Madness 2018 is set, and San Diego State isn’t just in the mix (go Aztecs!): Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl—just an easy trolley ride away from the Sofia Hotel—is also serving as one of the venues for the First and Second Rounds.

Now’s the time to lock down your tickets for the roundball action this Friday and Sunday—and your accommodations at the Sofia, so conveniently situated to the Aztecs’ home court!

March Madness at the Viejas Arena

At 10:30 AM on Friday, March 16th, First Round East Regional play gets underway with the Marshall Thundering Herd taking on the Wichita State Shockers. This’ll be followed up by West Virginia v. Murray State in the afternoon.

That evening, the Midwest Regional bracket will see the Auburn Tigers against the College of Charleston Cougars at 4:27 PM, and then the Clemson Tigers v. the New Mexico State Aggies.

The winners of those four games then face each other on Sunday, March 18th in the Second Round.

As a guest of ours at the Sofia Hotel, getting to the Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl is a breeze: You can hop on the trolley from the Santa Fe Depot just a short ways from our Downtown perch and ride the Green Line to the San Diego State campus—bam!

(We’d be remiss not mentioning San Diego State’s First Round matchup against Houston, which’ll take place this Thursday at Wichita’s Intrust Bank Arena. We’ll definitely be keeping tabs on that! The Aztecs have twice made it to the Sweet Sixteen round, in 2011 and 2014.)

Enjoy 2018 March Madness With a Stay at the Sofia Hotel

If you’re nabbing tickets for the First and Second Round contests at Viejas Arena this weekend, drop us a line and reserve your guest room or suite at the Sofia Hotel so you can enjoy both convenient access to the games and the pinnacle of Downtown San Diego luxury! And if you happen to be joining us some other time this month, don’t forget you can always tune in to the March Madness action here at the hotel…