The Tostitos Fiesta Bowl is one of the most popular bowl games in college football. Last year, the Oklahoma State Cowboys played the Stanford Cardinal. Oklahoma State won the game, 41–38, in overtime. Wow, what a game! In 2013 expect a full house again. The Fiesta Bowl is always a sellout.
The 42nd Annual Fiesta Bowl will be played at the University of Phoenix Stadium (formerly known as Cardinals Stadium) in Glendale, Arizona. The very first Fiesta Bowl was played on Dec. 27, 1971, and hometown favorite, Arizona State University, won the game.
When is the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl?
The Fiesta Bowl will be played on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Arizona time (8:30 p.m. EST).
Who is playing this year?
The University of Central Florida Knights, winner of the American Athletic Conference with a record of 11-1, will meet the Baylor University Bears, the Big 12 champions with a record of 11-1. What a matchup! UCF is located in Orlando, Florida. Baylor is located in Waco, Texas.
Will it be televised?
Yes, it will be carried by ESPN. No tickets for the game? Try one of these popular local sports bars.
How much are the tickets?
Single tickets range from $95 to $275 each. The price of a ticket through a ticket broker will start at around $125 and go up from there. Once the teams are announced and people know they want to go, tickets become scarcer and prices go up.
How do I buy tickets to the Fiesta Bowl?
If there are some upper level tickets still available, try the Fiesta Bowl online of Ticketmaster (Buy Tickets Direct). Tickets for the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl are difficult to obtain if you are not a corporate sponsor or a Fiesta Bowl subscription ticket holder. Otherwise, your only shot at tickets is to get them from a reputable ticket broker like TicketsNow.com (Buy Direct) or Ticket Liquidator (Buy Direct). You might also find them at ScoreBig.com (Buy Direct). Special for About.com Readers! Use promo code PHOENIX20 for $20 off your first purchase of $75 or more through December 31, 2013 at ScoreBig.com. ScoreBig.com works a little differently, in that you won't know exactly which seats you'll get. See how it works.
The visiting team's fans will generally be sitting on the west side of the stadium and north end zone, sections 108-142, 201-211, 401-412, 425-428. The home team's fans will generally be sitting on the east side of the stadium and in the south end zone, sections 130-141, 238-248, 444-455, 429-431.
Here's a seating chart for University of Phoenix Stadium. They will also have seats in the end zones for this game.
How do I find University of Phoenix Stadium?
Here is a map and directions to University of Phoenix Stadium. Leave plenty of time--there will be quite a crowd! University of Phoenix Stadium seats about 73,000 fans.
The Arizona Department of Transportation usually provides detailed motorist information, including any travel or road restrictions, for this event. Call 5-1-1, then *7. The call is free.
Can I watch the teams practice when they get to Arizona?
Sorry, team practices are usually closed to the public.
Where should I look for a hotel room?
If you are just coming in for the game and related festivities, you'll probably want to stay at a hotel in Glendale. If you'll be staying in another part of the Valley of the Sun, use this map to get a feel for where you'll be relative to Glendale.
What is the weather like in Phoenix in late December and early January?
Here are some weather statistics and tips for visiting the Phoenix area for the various bowl games.
What if I have more questions about the Fiesta Bowl?
You can visit Fiesta Bowl online, or call 480-350-0900.
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