Welcome to the new home of East Coast Throwdown, the Crowne Plaza Fairfield! The location of the new ECT venue may be familiar, it’s only a stone’s throw away from the former Fun N’ Games arcade. With newly renovated rooms, affordable junior suites and plenty of amenities, Crowne Plaza Fairfield will be an accommodating venue for the FGC!
So you want to go to ECT? Awesome! Then you’ll need to know how to get there…
Newark Liberty International Airport is the closest airport to the Crowne Plaza Fairfield. Taking an Uber or Lyft will cost between $30 – $40 and take about 35 minutes.
NYC PORT AUTHORITY
For our NYC attendees, you can take the following NJ Transit Bus Routes from Port Authority: 193, 197, 198 and 194 (Saturday only) to the Willowbrook Park & Ride. From there you can call the Crowne Plaza Fairfield Shuttle for a free pick up at (973) 227-9200 between the hours of 7AM – 10PM on weekdays and weekends from 10AM – 6PM on weekends. Uber and Lyft rides from the Willowbrook Mall will only cost $7 for more immediate service.
A modern American restaurant stays true to its roots. Sourcing from local vendors, Chives is one of the few hotel restaurants you’ll actually want to eat at! Breakfast, lunch or dinner, you can get excellent quality and portions at reasonable prices. Enjoy!
What FGC event would be complete without a bar? Chives also features a full bar lounge for our 21+ attendees to drown their saltiness or catch up with good friends.
THE NEW ECT VENUE IS LOCATED ON RT 46 EAST, THERE ARE PLENTY OF OTHER ACTIVITIES, RESTAURANTS AND SHOPPING NEARBY IF YOU NEED A BREAK FROM ECT HYPE! HERE ARE A COUPLE OF OUR RECOMMENDATIONS:
CATCH THE FREE SHUTTLE UNTIL 8:00 PM OR TAKE A .2 MILE DRIVE TO THE WILLOWBROOK MALL FOR RETAIL SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS AND FOOD COURT.
ADJACENT TO THE WILLOWBROOK MALL, YOU CAN ALWAYS GO CATCH A MOVIE! Marvel’s Inhumans is out, we heard it’s spectacular, you may want to go see it!
A MASSIVE TRAMPOLINE PARK! IT’S ONLY A FEW MILES AWAY FROM THE NEW ECT VENUE, BUT WE’D BE LYING IF WE SAID IT WASN’T FUN.
NEW JERSEY ROCK GYM
WANNA REACH NEW HEIGHTS? TAKE A CLIMB AT A NATIONALLY FAMOUS ROCK CLIMBING FACILITY.
DIRECTLY ACROSS THE HIGHWAY IS SOME OF THE MOST DELICIOUS TEX MEX FOOD. JUST PLEASE DON’T PLAY HUMAN FROGGER GETTING THERE.
CHENG DU 23
AWARD-WINNING SICHUAN CUISINE RIGHT NEXT TO THE WILLOWBROOK MALL! IT’S RIDICULOUSLY AUTHENTIC AND RIDICULOUSLY GOOD.