The 2007 National Champion of College Football will be determined right here in Glendale, Arizona. This will mark the first time under the new system that a national champion team will be named for college football as the result of a stand-alone game. 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. It will rotate around the four cities where those bowl games are 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.
Here are the details about the 2007 BCS Championship Game.
When is the 2007 BCS National Championship Game?Under the "double-hosting" format, the game will be played on January 8, 2007, one week after the Fiesta Bowl.
Where will the 2007 BCS National Championship Game be held?The new University of Phoenix Stadium (formerly Cardinals Stadium) in Glendale, Arizona will host the first game to decide the NCAA national champion. Glendale, Arizona is just northwest of Phoenix. Cardinals Stadium has a seating capacity over 63,000, it also has the ability to expand to 73,000 for mega-events.
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 one 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 a relative that has 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), or from scalpers/ticket exchanges. Beware of buying 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 near Cardinals Stadium.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.
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