By Zachary Baru
UNCASVILLE - For anyone visiting Mohegan Sun on Saturday, there was no question what the day's event at the arena was. From the casino, to the mall, to the hotel, the resort casino was filled with fans traveling from all over the country for the Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament.
There did not appear to be any specific team that had a majority of the fans, as the fairly equal levels of support did not give any team much of an advantage over the other.
Walking through the hotel, fans of the various teams were found all over. This is yet another example of what makes Mohegan Sun such a fitting host for the tournament, as fans traveling to support their team could be accommodated at the hotel just steps away from the 9,323-seat Mohegan Sun Arena.
And who could blame the fans for wanting to come to a destination such as Mohegan Sun? Between the hotel and spa, restaurants, bars, clubs, shopping, entertainment, and of course the casino, its obvious why fans continue to make the journey to support this first-class event.
A venue that includes an on-site hotel not only makes it easy for fans, but for the many members of the media as well who were on site to cover the weekend-long tournament.
Mohegan Sun's luxury hotel and spa, just a two minute walk from the arena through the retail shops, is 34 stories tall with 1,200 luxury rooms and suites. Many fans making the trip to Mohegan Sun took advantage of the accommodations, making for a great weekend of basketball in Uncasville, Connecticut.
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