The 2011 National Champion of College Football will be determined right here in Glendale, Arizona. This will mark the second time that the National Champion under the BCS system's stand-alone game will be played in Arizona. The last BCS Championship Game was in Phoenix (specifically, Glendale) in 2007. After the four BCS bowl games are over--the Rose Bowl, The Fiesta Bowl, The Sugar Bowl and The Orange Bowl--the BCS Championship game will be played.
Who gets to play? It has nothing to do with which teams win the bowl games. The NCAA football teams that will meet in the BCS championship game are be the top two-ranked teams in the BCS standings, announced in early December 2010.
Here are the details about the 2011 BCS Championship Game.
When is the 2011 BCS National Championship Game?Under the "double-hosting" format, the game will be played on Monday, January 10, 2011, the week after the Fiesta Bowl which will take place on Saturday, January 1, 2011.
Which teams are playing in 2011 BCS Championship Game?The game will feature #1 ranked Auburn Tigers vs. #2 ranked Oregon Ducks.
Where will the 2011 BCS National Championship Game be held?University of Phoenix Stadium (formerly Cardinals Stadium) in Glendale, Arizona will host the game to decide the NCAA national champion. Glendale, Arizona is just northwest of Phoenix. University of Phoenix Stadium has a seating capacity over 63,000 but can expand to 73,000 for mega-events. This sure to be one of those!
Where is University of Phoenix Stadium?Here's a map and directions to University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.
How do I get tickets to the BCS National Championship Game?There are no tickets that will go on sale to the general public. You either have to be a season ticket holder for the Fiesta Bowl, know someone from one of the two teams that will play that will sell you a ticket, or have access to corporate sponsorship tickets. Even though local tickets are not available, you'll be able to buy tickets (at a premium, of course) through a ticket broker like TicketsNow.com (Buy Direct). Another option is to buy tickets from scalpers or other online ticket exchanges -- but beware of tickets from unauthorized ticket sellers!
Just in case you do acquire tickets to the game, here's a seating chart for University of Phoenix Stadium.
No tickets for the game? Try one of these popular local sports bars.
I need a place to stay.The official host hotel for Auburn is the Scottsdale Plaza Resort make a reservation). The Oregon Ducks will be staying at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess (make a reservation.
There are plenty of hotels around town, but this is a busy time of year in the Phoenix area. The closest hotels will be in Glendale, but check this clickable map for other hotel suggestions in nearby cities and towns.
Dressing for the Game and Pep Rallies- Show Your Pride in the Auburn Tigers - Buy Auburn Tigers Gear Direct
- Show Your Pride in the Oregon Ducks - Buy Oregon Ducks Gear Direct
Here are some weather statistics and tips about Glendale and the rest of the Phoenix area for late December and early January.
No tickets? You can still go to parties!On the next page I have information about the Official BCS party activities for the week leading up to the big game.
What time is kickoff, and which channel will the BCS game be on?ESPN will televise the game beginning at 6:30 p.m. Arizona time, which is MST. The sun will set before game time, so it might get cool.
More questions about the 2011 BCS Championship Game?Visit BCS online.
Page 1: BCS 2011 Details and Ticket Info
Page 2: BCS Parties and Pep Rallies
All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.