Block Party Opens Marquette Madness Festivities

Marquette Madness always brings a capacity crowd to the Al.
Sept. 21, 2015


Marquette fans will have a new opportunity this year to gather before the annual Marquette Madness event at the Al McGuire Center with the debut of the Blue & Gold Fund Block Party on Friday, Oct. 9.

The block party is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m., the same time that wristbands will begin to be distributed for admittance to Marquette Madness. Only a limited number of wristbands will be available until the Al McGuire Center capacity is reached, so fans are encouraged to arrive early to take part in the block party and Madness event. MU fans may begin lining up outside the front entrance of the Al beginning at 3 p.m. and doors will open at 6:30 p.m., following a brief program at the block party with head coaches Steve Wojciechowski and Carolyn Kieger.

Any fans who aren’t able to enter the Al for the program at 7 p.m. will be able to watch the Marquette Madness broadcast outside on a video screen.

Highlights of the block party include:

  • Live DJ
  • Appearances by basketball head coaches Steve Wojciechowski and Carolyn Kieger
  • Opportunity to meet MU players and coaches, including autograph session (no post-Madness autograph opportunities like previous years are planned)
  • Video wall will feature Madness broadcast for those not in the Al McGuire Center
  • Performances by the Marquette cheer and dance teams
  • Complimentary snacks and pay-as-you-go food options
  • Cash bar

For questions or special needs, please contact University Special Events at (414) 288-7431 or Click here to register for the block party.



Final details on the Marquette Madness event are currently being finalized and will be announced in the coming days on and through the official social media accounts of the athletics department.

Blue & Gold Fund Block Party (Lot F on 12th street between Wells and Wisconsin)

  • 4:30 p.m. – Gates open
  • 6 p.m. – Program
  • 7-9 p.m. – Marquette Madness (Al McGuire Center)


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