Last-minute notes for travelers

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Field & Transportation Pass Pickup Instructions

 

If you purchased your field and transportation passes in advance via the online portal, they will be available for pick-up at registration on Thursday, August 22nd from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Registration will take place in the lobby of the Holiday Inn, which is located at 45425 Holiday Dr, Sterling, VA 20166.  

 

If you have not yet purchased your field and transportation pass, and are planning on taking the shuttle from the hotels to the fields, you may purchase them at the registration table from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm Thursday night. 

 

Note: You will need to have your field and transportation pass in advance of boarding the shuttle to the fields. 

 

Weekend and daily passes are still available for purchase, click here.

 

Food & Beer Tickets

 

Food and beer tickets may be purchased in advance during the open registration at the Holiday Inn between 4:30 PM and 8:30 PM.  Tickets are the ONLY form of payment when purchasing all alcohol in the beer tent and for the primary food vendor, 12 Tables Dining.  Cash, debit, and credit will not be accepted at these vendors.  

 

Tickets will also be available for purchase at the field with Cash, Credit or Debit. There is NO ATM on the property so please plan accordingly before you leave hotel area. 

 

There are several additional food vendors and goods available for purchase - These vendors will only take cards or cash and tickets can not be redeemed at their location. 

 

Day Pass Use & Instructions

 

If you want to come to the finals but are only planning on coming for a day or two of the weekend, one-day passes are available for Friday, Saturday, and/or Sunday entry. If you are purchasing a day pass for a guest, be sure to include their full name and address in the guest section. 

 

Note: IDs will be checked for each person in order to claim your day pass. The ID must match the billing information. 

 

To purchase your Friday day passes, click here

To purchase your Saturday day passes, click here

To purchase your Sunday day passes, click here

 

Shuttle to and from Morven Park and Hotels

The shuttle buses going to and from Morven Park from the hotels are only available at hotels contracted by the Host Committee. You must possess a weekend or day field and transportation pass to use the shuttles. Buses have dedicated routes from the following locations:

 

  1. Pickup in Parking Lot between Holiday INN, Best Western, and Hampton. HEAD TO THE HI Parking lot. This is a well-serviced spot with buses starting at 6 AM and leaving as soon as they are filled for the first matches of the day. After 6:15 shuttles come approximately every 20-25 minutes. 

  2. Pickup in Parking Lot BEHIND the Marriott and near the grass practice pitches. Exit the Marriott thru the conference center wing and look to the RIGHT.  This is a well-serviced spot with buses starting at 6 AM and leaving as soon as they are filled for the first matches of the day. After 6:15 shuttles come approximately every 25-30 minutes.

  3. Hyatt / Comfort INN - Friday 6:15 start and then approximately every 30 minutes. 

  4. SpringHill Marriott - Friday has one dedicated bus with a second that will come as needed. Please refer to the posted number at the property to reach the transportation coordinators.  

 

**Team Managers - please email your Saturday game times and an approximate number of players to usgaafinals2019@gmail.com. This is so we can send additional buses here as needed.

It takes approximately 25-30 min to the fields depending on traffic. Please plan your departure times accordingly! 

Buses will begin their rotations from the hotels to the fields beginning at 6 AM each day. Friday’s bus schedule will be available on the 2019 Finals website by Thursday evening.

 

The finals website is usgaafinals2019.com.

 

Guaranteed & Preferred Weekend

Parking Pass Pickup

If you purchased your guaranteed preferred or general weekend parking pass, you may pick it up during early registration at the Holiday Inn lobby between 4:30 PM and 8:30 PM on Thursday, August 22. If you are unable to pick up your pass on Thursday, please have a printed or digital copy of your proof of purchase available upon entry to the fields.  

 

All parking passes must be visible at the front of your vehicle. The pass will give you access to your designated parking lot throughout the tournament. You will be directed by official personnel to your designated parking area.  

 

Guaranteed parking passes will have in and out parking privileges. In other words, you may leave and return to the lot at your leisure throughout the day. 

Daily Parking Passes

Daily parking passes will be available for $10/day. Daily parking is limited and will be designated on a first-come-first-serve basis. Daily parking does not have in and out parking privileges. If you purchase a pass and leave, your spot will become available to others.

 

Note: If you are a player or manager, and you have a valid day or weekend field and transportation pass, you may park at the Host Committee’s designated hotels for free and take the shuttle buses to the fields.

PARKING AT MORVEN IS Limited! If you do not currently have a pass, please try carpool as much as possible OR take a bus from hotels. Thank you! 

 

First Aid Tent

The first aid tent is located directly next to the USGAA registration tent and is the blue and white striped tent.  If you require first aid, please stop by and see one of our medical personnel. 

 

USGAA’s Finals Schedule

The most recent draft schedule for Friday and Saturday matches are available on the “Day-of” page of the USGAA Finals 2019 website. Please be advised that the tournament schedule is subject to change, so please check the website daily to stay up-to-date and informed. Schedules, as well as the field map, are available to download to your phone from the final’s website “Schedule” page.

 

Brackets are also available and will be updated daily.

 

FIELD RULES

Please note the following rules for Morven Park. 

  •  ONLY PLAYERS And Managers of the teams currently playing will be allowed down on the pitch at all times. Please use road walkway and the backside of pitch 4 & 5 to get to the opposite side. 

  • Due to the pristine condition of the fields, dogs are highly discouraged at the Athletic complex and must be fully leashed at all times. This is a large property with horses so leashing is required in all property locations. There are absolutely no dogs allowed on the playing surfaces. 

  • You MAY bring popups and shade tents - there are designated areas for setting these up near each field. 

  • Practice Pitch is available behind the Senior pitch and across the Road from Field 2 & 3. 

  • NO SMOKING in the Tent/vendor area. Virginia has very strict smoking laws and you can/ will get fined. Please use designated smoking areas. Thank you!  

  • WATER PICKUP - Each team will receive a 45bottle case available to pick up from the Bar - there is a CLEAR trash bag provided. *Early AM teams please check-in at the volunteer area for your water. After match please clean the field of all water bottles. You may leave the recyclable bag in the designated drop area in the upper lot. THANK you in advance for your courtesy and cooperation!! 

  • You must remain in the beer tent/ garden area to consume alcohol. 

  • Thanks for reading :) A bit of rules so we can all have a lot of fun! 

 

Entertainment Schedule

 

On Friday, the beer tent will be playing our Official 2019 USGAA Finals Spotify Playlist, which has been compiled using songs requested via comments and messages on our social media pages. Thank you to everyone that sent along song requests! The playlist is now available to listen to and follow; just click here.

 

On Saturday, the musical entertainment will be provided by a local DJ. The DJ is open to requests, so be sure to let him know what you would like to hear. 

 

On Sunday, both live music and a DJ will provide players and spectators with entertainment.

 

The music schedule for Sunday is as follows:

12 pm - 1 pm: Brian Gaffney
1 pm - 1:30 pm: Spotify Playlist
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Brian Gaffney
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm: Spotify playlist
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm: Band 1
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm: Spotify Playlist
6:00 pm - Close: DJ

 

After Party at Ned Devine’s

 

We are proud to announce Ned Devine's in Herndon, VA, as our main pub partner. Ned’s is the place to be for all after-field fun! A proud GAA supporter and DC Gaels hurler for many years, managing partner Gordon Masterson welcomes all athletes, managers and supporters to Ned’s! 

 

The pub is a mere 4 miles away from the hotels and will have live entertainment,

food and good libations all three nights of the USGAA Finals. Don't miss the craic Friday, Saturday and Sunday! 

 

For more information and to let us know you are coming:

 

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