When should we show up at the State Tournament?
Plan to arrive at least two hours prior to your performance time if your central challenge is first (unless your team is doing Challenge D, The Improv Games, which doesn’t need as much prep time). Of course, if the team performs at 8:00 a.m., you don’t need to be two hours early. But later in the day the campus gets very busy and you will need time to scout the site, unload the team’s things, park the car, and get situated. Elevators and loading zones will be quite full and moving slowly.
Some of you may decide to travel on Friday and stay in a nearby hotel since some of the times are rather early. Though Maryland DI does not recommend any particular hotel, we suggest using hotels in the BWI airport area, which is less than 5 miles away. We advise against the hotels on Route 40, just north of the UMBC Beltway exit.