Thanks for all the information.
My biggest problem now is coordinating the booking of everything. I have to get game tickets, flight, hotel and car. Hotel and car are really no big deal. It's the game tix and flight that causes the problem. I really wanted to get the flight squared away today or tomorrow, knowing that tomorrow ends my 2-week window, and airline prices traditionally skyrocket. But I'm afraid to book the flight not knowing whether or not game tix will work out.
Oh the dilemma!