Chicago State University Athletics Partners with Anthony Travel for Travel Management Services


Anthony Travel, an On Location company, specializes in providing collegiate athletics with travel management solutions.

NEW YORKAnthony Travel and Chicago State University, announced a new partnership for athletic travel management services today. Anthony Travel, the nationally-recognized leader in university and sports travel, will manage CSU’s team and recruiting travel. CSU will leverage Anthony Travel’s decades of experience and proprietary vendor programs.

All areas of CSU Athletic department travel will be managed by Anthony Travel including air, hotel, and ground transportation. CSU staff will be relieved of time spent researching and planning travel while Anthony Travel personnel secure the best rates and options. Travelers will have support available to them when needed to navigate last minute changes and disruptions.

“We are extremely excited to be working with Anthony Travel on all of Chicago State Athletics travel needs,” said Chicago State Interim AD Jessica Poole. “Anthony Travel is a proven leader in the sports travel industry. This agreement will create a much more streamlined process for team travel and will provide efficiency both operationally and financially. We look forward to working with the entire Anthony Travel team.”

“We are honored to partner with Chicago State,” said Pat Walsh, Anthony Travel Senior Vice President, Collegiate Travel. “Our experience nationwide will benefit CSU as they transition their travel services,  and enhance and uphold their commitment to a great student-athlete experience.”

About Chicago State
Chicago State University Athletics is comprised of 15 intercollegiate teams involving over 150 student-athletes that compete in basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and volleyball. CSU held memberships in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and NCAA Division II before transitioning to NCAA Division I in 1994. Melvin Bland was the first CSU student-athlete to gain NAIA All-American status in 1974 as a wrestler. Fred Evans became the first black swimmer ever to win a national championship in 1975. In 1991, the Chicago State women’s tennis team became the first all-black college team to amass an unbeaten season at the NCAA level. CSU’s women’s basketball team earned a spot in the 2011 Women’s Basketball Invitational and CSU’s men’s basketball team won the 2013 Great West Conference Tournament title, also making an appearance in the CollegeInside.com Postseason Tournament (CIT). The Men’s Outdoor Track & Field 4×100-Meter Relay team were 2019 Honorable Mention All-Americans and WAC Champions. Their feat marked the first time the Chicago State’s men’s track & field program was represented at the national meet. Chicago State volleyball recorded a historic season in 2021, with Yanlis Feliz becoming CSU’s first volleyball All-American and head coach Tony Trifonov earning selection as WAC Coach of the Year. During that same season, three different CSU teams earned victories over Big Ten opponents with men’s soccer beating Northwestern, women’s basketball upending Wisconsin and volleyball, which established a school record 17 wins and hosted a post-season volleyball tournament for the first time in program history, swept Indiana in Bloomington.

About Anthony Travel
Anthony Travel, an On Location company, is the nation’s leading provider of university and sports travel management services. Anthony Travel partners with over 90 university athletic departments and over 20 university campuses to provide travel management solutions. Anthony Travel also provides comprehensive travel solutions to amateur and youth sports organizations at more than 300 events annually. Additionally, they create unforgettable experiences for fans, alumni, and donors traveling around the world to marquee events. For more information, visit anthonytravel.com.

About On Location
On Location is a leader in premium experiential hospitality business, establishing a new industry standard to serve iconic rights holders with extensive experience in ticketing, curated hospitality, live event production and travel management in the worlds of sports and entertainment. On Location is a partner to over 150 rights holders including the NFL, NCAA, the PGA of America and the United States Tennis Association, and provides unrivaled official access for both corporate clients and fans looking for immersive experiences at marquee events including the Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, NFL Draft, NCAA Final Four, PGA of America events, numerous College Football Bowl Games and the Tennis Majors. On Location is proud to be the Official Hospitality Provider for the Paris 2024, Milano Cortina 2026, and Los Angeles 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games. On Location is a subsidiary of Endeavor, a global entertainment, sports and content company. For more information about On Location, please visit onlocationexp.com.

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