Bulldogs at the Gulf Coast Showcase

The Men's and Women's Basketball teams are headed to the Gulf Coast Showcase this November. It's an opportunity for fans to cheer on the Bulldogs near the sun and sand of Southwest Florida during the week of Thanksgiving.

Hosted at Hertz Arena in Estero, Florida, the men's tournament runs November 25-27. Following a day off for the Thanksgiving holiday, the women's tournament runs November 29-December 1.

Complete Tournament Information

Hotel and ticket information is available now (see below).

As we get closer to the tournament, we will share the location for our pre-game receptions via email and in our Facebook event. Thank you again for your support of our Men’s and Women’s teams and we look forward to seeing you in South Florida!

Hotel Information

(There are two options.)

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa – This is the official tournament hotel and where both the Men’s and Women’s teams are planning to stay. The hotel is approximately a 17-minute drive to the arena (7.4 miles).

Reserve rooms through the tournament established room block.

Embassy Suites Hotel Fort Myers – Drake has established a secondary room block at this hotel. The location is approximately a 7-minute drive to the arena (1.9 miles).

Reserve rooms for the Men’s tournament.

Reserve rooms for the Women’s tournament.


Hyatt Place Coconut Point – This location is approximately a 13 minute drive to the arena (5.6 miles). Room rates for a King bed are $119 plus tax and Doubles are $129 plus tax. To reserve rooms here do one of the following:

  • Call 1-888-867-4008 and reference the group name “Gulf Coast Showcase Fans”
  • Book Online by clicking here and using code PROMO CODE: G-KGLC

Ticket Information

(There are two ways to purchase tickets.)

Drake Fan Session Tickets: Drake fans can purchase tickets in a special Drake Fan Section for the first Drake men’s game versus Miami (OH) on Monday, November 25 and the first Drake women’s game versus Purdue on Friday, November 29. Please use the special promo code Drake to purchase Game 1 tickets. As the Bulldogs proceed in each tournament, Drake Fan Section tickets will be available for purchase at the Hertz Arena ticket office.

Purchase Game 1 tickets for the Men and/or Women.


All-Session Tickets:
Drake fans can also purchase All Session to follow the Bulldogs all week long. While All-Session tickets are available in sections throughout the arena, Drake Fan Section seats are not guaranteed with an All-Session ticket order.

Purchase Men's All Session tickets.

Purchase Women's All Session tickets.


Facebook Event
– We have established a Facebook event for alumni and fans attending the event to interact with each other. Please visit the site, post there, and share it with others.

Facebook Event

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