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Posted on: December 3, 2018

Community invited to free Fan Fest ahead of NCAA Division II National Football Championship

The community is invited to a Fan Fest celebration ahead of the NCAA Division II Championship Game in McKinney. Fan Fest will be held from 6—8 p.m. Dec. 14 at Tupps Brewery, 721 Anderson St. The event is free to attend. Fan Fest is hosted by the NCAA Division II Event Committee, a partnership between the City of McKinney, McKinney Independent School District and the business community.


Fan Fest will feature a pep rally, musical entertainment and a battle of the bands from the two teams who will compete for the championship title. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.


“We are extremely excited to welcome the NCAA Division II National Football Championship players, students, their families and fans to McKinney, Texas. This event will also greatly increase the exposure of our city on a national level, something that we hope will entice even more visitors to make McKinney a future destination,” said Dee-dee Guerra, Executive Director of the McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau.


Tickets are now on sale for the NCAA Division II Championship Game on Saturday, Dec. 15. Tickets are $25 for reserved seating and $20 for general admission.


“Hosting the NCAA Division II National Football Championship is a huge honor for the City of McKinney and presents an unprecedented opportunity for us to welcome the fans of both teams to Texas with our unrivaled hospitality. I’m excited to see our city have a strong showing of support at this game and look forward to a great game,” said Mayor George Fuller.


For more information on the 2018 NCAA Division II National Football Championship, visit the Division II website or the NCAA website.


About McKinney
McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest growing cities in America, McKinney has a current population of 180,000. The city was #1 on the list of Best Places to Live in America in 2014, published by Money Magazine. Established in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers award-winning schools, a vibrant historic downtown, diverse housing options, a robust economy and a uniquely beautiful natural setting, with rolling hills and lush trees.