Knoxville football fans planning a fall trip to catch a Cleveland Browns game now have an easy way to get there.
Express bus operator Megabus announced today it has launched connecting service from Knoxville to Cleveland.
The Browns are a new favorite team for some Knoxville football fans since the team was purchased last year by Knoxville businessman Jimmy Haslam, CEO of truck stop operator Pilot Flying J, which is under federal investigation for fuel-rebate fraud.
Megabus is offering daily service from Knoxville to Cleveland, according to a news release. Buses will leave the Knoxville Transit Center at 301 Church Ave. for Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio, with connections to Cleveland.
Megabus is known for selling some seats for as little as $1.
“The $1 fares go quickly, but there are many other great fares available if you book early,” Mike Alvich, VP of marketing and public relations for megabus.com/Coach USA, said in a news release. “Traveling on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays is another great way Knoxville customers can secure the best megabus.com fares.”
The bus ride from Knoxville to Cleveland takes about 12 hours, according to the Megabus website. Don’t expect to rub elbows the the team owner. Haslam has a plane.
In Cleveland, Megabus will drop off and pick up passengers at the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Transit Center near Cleveland State University.
Football fans will have to make their own way to and from FirstEnergy Stadium, home of the Browns.
As you’ve probably heard by now, 2011 will be a banner year for investors. It’s an absolute lock, according to the venerable Super Bowl Indicator.
According to this theory, when the winner of the Super Bowl is a team from the old NFL the stock market soars. When the winner is from the old AFL, the market drops. Over the years, the SBI has been right about 80 percent of the time.
Fortunately for investors, this year’s game features two old school NFL teams — the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers.
But if you’re looking for a maximum market bounce, cheer for the Steelers.