VISITING TEAM GUIDE 2016-17

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VISITING TEAM GUIDE 2016-17
VISITING TEAM GUIDE
2016-17
WELCOME TO EASTERN
DIRECTIONS TO EIU ATHLETIC CAMPUS
EASTERN
ILLINOIS
and
PANTHER ATHLETICS looks
forward to your team visiting our
community and campus.
Information
regarding
travel,
driving, lodging, and Panther
athletic contacts is enclosed.
If we can do anything to make
your visit more enjoyable, do not
hesitate to contact any member of
our staff.
We look forward to your visit!
CHARLESTON, ILLINOIS, situated in the
heart of Coles County, sits at the intersection
of IL 16 (east-west) and IL 130 (northsouth), which is located 45-minutes south of
Champaign-Urbana and 45-minutes west of
Terre Haute, Ind.
Charleston is also nearly equally positioned
between the metro areas of St. Louis, Mo.
(two hours northeast via I-70, I-57 and IL 16),
Indianapolis, Ind. (two hours west via I-70
and IL 130), and Chicago (three hours south
via I-57).
DRIVING INFO
Use either Interstate 57 (north-south) or
Interstate 70 (east-west) when driving to
Charleston. I-57 links off I-24, I-64, I-70, I-72,
I-74, and I-80; while I-70 connects off I-55 and
I-57.
ARRIVING BY AIR
Charleston is within easy driving distance from
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport,
Indianapolis International Airport, as
well both Midway and O’Hare International
Airports in Chicago.
Locally, the nearby Coles County Airport (for
charter flights only) is situated halfway between
Charleston and Mattoon on IL 16.
In addition, flights at Willard Airport (45 minutes
north of Charleston in Champaign) can connect
with airports in St. Louis, Indianapolis and Chicago.
EIUpanthers.com
ARRIVING VIA INTERSTATE 57 (10 miles west of Charleston)
•Take Exit 190A and drive ten miles via IL 16 (east) to Charleston. Once in town, IL 16
becomes Lincoln Avenue.
•At fifth stop light turn right (south) onto Fourth Street.
• Drive a block to the three-way stop at the corner of Fourth Street/Grant Avenue.
• Continue south on Fourth Street and turn right (west) into parking lot at softball field.
• Go forward to park team bus/van south of Lantz Arena.
• From this parking area, visiting squads will have access to Coaches Stadium (baseball),
Darling Courts (tennis), Lakeside Fields (soccer and rugby), Lantz Arena (basketball,
swimming, indoor track & field, and volleyball), Panther Trail (cross country), O’Brien Field
(football and outdoor track & field), and Williams Field (softball).
ARRIVING VIA INTERSTATE 70 (20 miles south of Charleston)
•Take Exit 119 and drive 20 miles via IL 130 (north) to Charleston. Once in town, IL 130
becomes 18th Street.
• At first stop light turn left (west) onto Lincoln Avenue/IL 130 (west).
•At fourth stop light, turn left (south) onto Fourth Street.
• Drive a block to the three-way stop at the corner of Fourth Street/Grant Avenue.
• Continue south on Fourth Street and turn right (west) into parking lot at softball field.
• Go forward to park team bus/van south of Lantz Arena.
• From this parking area, visiting squads will have access to Coaches Stadium (baseball),
Darling Courts (tennis), Lakeside Fields (soccer and rugby), Lantz Arena (basketball,
swimming, indoor track & field, and volleyball), Panther Trail (cross country), O’Brien Field
(football and outdoor track & field), and Williams Field (softball).
VISITING TEAM GUIDE
EIU QUICK FACTS
Location ... Charleston, Illinois
Founded ... 1899
Enrollment ... 7,876
Nickname ... Panthers
Colors ... Blue, Gray & White
Athletic Affiliation ... NCAA Division I
Athletic Conferences ... Ohio Valley Conference ... also an associate member of
The Summit League (men’s soccer & men’s/women’s swimming)
University President ... Dr. David M. Glassman
Athletic Director ... Tom Michael
Intercollegiate Sports (20) ... Men – Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football,
Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, and Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field ... Women – Basketball,
Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field, and
Volleyball
EIU VISITOR’S GUIDE
Quick Facts / Contacts........... 1
Athletic Training Staff.............. 2
Transportation Info................. 2
EIU Panther Campus............. 3
Panther Facilities.................4-6
Preferred Visitor Listings........ 7
... Lodging, Food & Entertainment
EMERGENCY CONTACTS
Emergency ... 911
EIU Campus Police ... 7th & Grant, Charleston, IL 61920 ... (217) 581-3213
Charleston Police ... 614 6th Street, Charleston, IL 61920 ... (217) 345-0060
Charleston Fire & Rescue ... 510 A Street, Charleston, IL 61920 ... (217) 345-2133
Coles County Sheriff ... 701 7th Street, Charleston, IL 61920 ... (217) 348-7332
Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center ... 1000 Health Center Drive, Mattoon, IL 61938
... (217) 348-2525
Tom Michael ... Athletic Director ... (217) 581-2319
Mark Bonnstetter ... Senior Associate AD ... (217) 581-7614
Rich Moser ... Associate AD for Media Relations ... (217) 581-7480
Samantha Wolinski ... Senior Woman Administrator ... (217) 581-2924
Jim Nave ... Athletic Training ... (217) 581-5915
Joe Niehaus ... Head Strength Coach ... (217) 581-7025
Cindy Bayes ... Athletic Ticket Manager ... (217) 581-2106
PANTHER HEAD COACHES
Baseball ... Jason Anderson ... (217) 581-2522
Men’s Basketball ... Jay Spoohour ... (217) 581-2511
Women’s Basketball ... Debbie Black ... (217) 581-7617
M/W Cross Country ... Erin Howarth ... (217) 581-6647
Football ... Kim Dameron ... (217) 581-5031
M/W Golf ... Mike Moncel ... (217) 581-6007
Men’s Soccer ... Kiki Lara ... (217) 581-8380
Women’s Soccer ... Kiki Lara ... (217) 581-8380
Softball ... TBA ... (217) 581-2093
M/W Swimming ... Jacqueline Michalski ... (217) 581-2612
M Tennis ... Sam Kercheval ... (217) 581-3326
W Tennis ... Emily Wang ... (217) 581-3326
M/W Track & Field ... Tom Akers ... (217) 581-2625
Volleyball ... Samantha Wolinski ... (217) 581-2924
EIU Panther Athletics
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TRAINING & DIRECTIONS
VISIT EIUPANTHERS.COM FOR COMPLETE PANTHER STAFF LISTINGS
ATHLETIC TRAINING
ATHLETIC TRAINING SERVICES
The Athletic Training Facilities are located in the lower level
of Lantz Arena which is also adjacent to the visiting squad
dressing area.
TRAINING FACILITY EQUIPMENT
• Hot & cold whirlpools
• Ultrasound/muscle stimulators
• Ice machine
• Taping & treatment tables
TRAINING ROOM CONTACTS (217 Area Code)
Lantz Athletic Training Room ... 581-5939
O’Brien Athletic Training Room (football) ... 581-7614
EIU Security & Ambulance Service ... 581-3212
University Health Services ... 581-3013
Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital (10-min. from campus)
... 348-2551
CAMPUS DIRECTIONS
DIRECTIONS TO CAMPUS VIA I-57 (10 miles west of Charleston)
•Take Exit 190A and drive ten miles via IL 16 (east) to Charleston. Once in town,
IL 16 becomes Lincoln Avenue.
•At fifth stop light turn right (south) onto Fourth Street.
• Drive a block to the three-way stop at the corner of Fourth Street/Grant Avenue.
• Continue south on Fourth Street and turn right (west) into parking lot at softball
field.
• Go forward to park team bus/van south of Lantz Arena.
DIRECTIONS TO CAMPUS VIA I-70 (20 miles south of Charleston)
•Take Exit 119 and drive 20 miles via IL 130 (north) to Charleston. Once in town,
IL 130 becomes 18th Street.
• At first stop light turn left (west) onto Lincoln Avenue/IL 130 (west).
•At fourth stop light, turn left (south) onto Fourth Street.
• Drive a block to the three-way stop at the corner of Fourth Street/Grant Avenue.
• Continue south on Fourth Street and turn right (west) into parking lot at softball
field.
• Go forward to park team bus/van south of Lantz Arena.
DRESSING ROOMS
Visiting team dressing rooms are located in the Lantz Arena.
PARKING
Practice, or event day parking, is located south of the Lantz Arena and adjacent to visiting
team dressing rooms.
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TRANSPORTATION AREA CHARTER BUS SERVICES
Bales Rental
P.O. Box 6040, Effingham, IL 60401
(800) 225-3708
Cavallo Bus Lines
214 W. Baker, Gillespie, IL 62033
(217) 839-2187
Peoria Charter
2600 N.E. Adams St., Peoria, IL 61603
(309) 688-9523
AREA RENTAL CARS & VANS
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
2009 Lakeland Blvd., Mattoon, IL 61938
(217) 235-1300
Enterprise.com
EIU CAMPUS
ATHLETIC CAMPUS
1�����Coaches Stadium at Monier Field
... Baseball
2�����Rex Darling Courts
... M/W Tennis
3�����Lakeside Fields
... Rugby (A) and M/W Soccer (B)
4�����Lantz Fieldhouse
... M/W Indoor Track & Field
(inclement weather practice facility for all outdoor sports)
5�����Lantz Arena
... M/W Basketball and Volleyball
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5
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10
6�����Maynard ‘Pat’ O’Brien Field
... Football and M/W Outdoor Track & Field
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2
3b
7�����Ray Padovan Pool
... M/W Swimming
3a
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8�����Panther Trail (start/finish)
... M/W Cross Country
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9�����Glenn & Joan Williams Field
... Softball
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10���Visitor Bus/Van Parking
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3a
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3b
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EIU Panther Athletics
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PANTHER FACILITIES
COACHES STADIUM AT MONIER FIELD
... home to EIU Panther Baseball
REX DARLING COURTS
... home to EIU Panther Men’s/Women’s Tennis
LAKESIDE RUGBY & SOCCER FIELDS
... home to EIU Panther Rugby and Men’s/Women’s Soccer
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PANTHER FACILITIES
CHARLES P. LANTZ ARENA
... home to EIU Panther Men’s/Women’s Basketball and Volleyball
CHARLES P. LANTZ FIELDHOUSE
... home to EIU Panther Men’s/Women’s Indoor Track & Field (also an inclement weather practice facility)
MAYNARD ‘PAT’ O’BRIEN FIELD
... home to EIU Panther Football and Men’s/Women’s Outdoor Track & Field
EIU Panther Athletics
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PANTHER FACILITIES
RAY PADOVAN POOL
... home to EIU Panther Men’s/Women’s Swimming
PANTHER TRAIL
... home to EIU Panther Men’s/Women’s Cross Country
GLENN & JOAN WILLIAMS FIELD
... home to EIU Panther Softball
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VISITOR LISTINGS
The EIU Athletic Department encourages all traveling teams to make lodging accommodations and meal arrangements
with the following area merchants:
LODGING
RESTAURANTS
Baymont Inn & Suites
206 McFall Road
Mattoon, IL 61938
(217) 234-2420
baymontinns.com
Comfort Suites
1408 East Broadway
Mattoon, IL 61938
(217) 235-6745
comfortsuites.com
Holiday Inn Effingham
1301 Avenue of Mid America
Effingham, IL 62401
(217) 540-7777
Unique Suites Hotel
920 West Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 348-8161
holidayinn.com
uniquesuiteshotel.com
Arby’sarbys.com
310 West Lincoln Ave., Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 348-5144
Brickhouse Bar & Grill
brickhousebarandgrill1.net
920 West Lincoln Ave., Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 512-2174
Buffalo Wild Wings
124 Dettro Drive, Mattoon, IL 61938
(217) 258-9464
buffalowildwings.com
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
1101 Charleston Ave. East, Mattoon, IL 61938
(217) 234-9091
Dirty’s Bar & Grill
706 Lincoln Ave., Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 512-2050
crackerbarrel.com
dirtysbarandgrill.com
Downtown Diner
1626 Broadway Ave., Mattoon, IL 61938
(217) 234-7770
LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT
MLK Student Union
Eastern Illinois University
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-3616
eiu.edu/~union
AMC Showplace 10
2509 Hurst Drive
Mattoon, IL 61938
(888) 262-4386
amctheatres.com
Cross County Mall
700 East Broadway Ave.
Mattoon, IL 61938
(217) 258-8513
crosscountymall.com
freddysusa.com
Jimmy John’s (Originated in Charleston, Ill.) 315 Lincoln Ave., Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 345-1075
jimmyjohns.com
McDonald’smcdonalds.com
12 West Lincoln Ave., Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 348-0215
Papa John’s Pizza
426 West Lincoln Ave., Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 348-8282
Fox Ridge State Park
(8-miles south of Charleston via Illinois Route 130)
18175 State Park Rd.
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 345-6416
Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site
(8-miles south of Charleston via Fourth Streak)
402 South Lincoln Hwy. Rd.
Lerna, IL 62440
(217) 345-1845
Freddys Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
917 Charleston Ave. East, Mattoon, IL 61938
(217) 235-3820
lincolnlogcabin.org
papajohns.com
Smoky’s House BBQ
smokyshousebbq.com
300 West Lincoln Ave., Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 345-2227
Stadium Grill
102 Dettro Drive, Mattoon, IL 61938
(217) 235-0499
Steak ‘n Shake
1400 Broadway Ave. East, Mattoon, IL 61938
(217) 235-1318
steaknshake.com
Subwaysubway.com
819 West Lincoln Ave., Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 348-6252
What’s Cookin’
409 7th Street, Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 345-7427
whatscookin.info
EIU Panther Athletics
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PANTHER SPONSORS
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PANTHER SPONSORS
EIU Panther Athletics
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PANTHER SPONSORS
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PANTHER SPONSORS
706 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, Illinois
... just off campus
DirtysBarAndGrill.com
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