I'll be coming out of retirement and planning on this, most likely my son also.
We'll be driving for sure, Dodge Caravan (2-3 more comfortably plus armies/luggage).
My initial plan is to leave late Thursday night (10:00pm-12:00am) and then head back early Monday morning.
Three nights of hotel. There are cheaper hotels a few miles away from the venue (brand new Days Inn) ($40-$50/night) compared to $100+ closer. With a car, I dont mind staying a little away.
Like Chris stated this is the early stages, but that is my tentative plan. I am open on hotel ideas if majority want to stay closer. I plan on attending this event for the camaraderie of it, rather than the winning