For all of you coming to Tampa for the ACC Tournament, the Duke Club of Tampa Bay has procured Splitsvile in Channelside (a couple blocks east of the Forum) as Duke's official party/gamewatch location. Channelside is the entertainment district near the Forum and all 12 schools will have areas there. This appears to be the hub of activity for the weekend (the official Duke hotel is the Grand Hyatt, which is on the other side of Tampa from the Forum and the games). Splitsville will be Duke's location for every game of the tourney (including non-Duke games) and for general get togethers even when there aren't any games. Additionally, fans will have the opportunity to exchange/buy/sell tickets with other Duke fans there. Splitsville is best described as an "upscale" bowling alley with dining and a bar and its has lots of TVs.

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Hope to see lots of you in Tampa.

-Mike Stein '97, Duke Club of Tampa Bay VP