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Fiesta Bowl Guide

Fiesta Bowl Football Game, Events and Area Information

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The Fiesta Bowl is one of the most sought after bowl invitations in college football. Here are schedule and ticket details about the Fiesta Bowl, as well as information about other Fiesta Bowl activities in and around the Valley of the Sun.

1. Fiesta Bowl - The Game

Fiesta Bowl
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When is it, where is it, who is playing, and how to get tickets.

2. Cactus Bowl

The Cactus Bowl (formerly known as Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl and Insight Bowl) isn't the Fiesta Bowl, it's, well, a different game. The Fiesta Bowl Committee organizes that bowl game as well, and it is played in Tempe. Tickets are much easier to get for this game, since it isn't quite as prestigious as the Fiesta Bowl. But hey, college football is fun!

3. College Football's Biggest Party

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College Football's Biggest Party is a huge tailgating party that takes place on the same day as the Fiesta Bowl before the game. The party takes place in Glendale.

4. Fiesta Bowl Parade

Fiesta Bowl Parade
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The Fiesta Bowl parade has bands and floats and balloons--all the parade stuff that people love. It is a very well attended event, and you can get the details and parade route here. I have pictures of past parades, too.

5. University of Phoenix Stadium Map

University of Phoenix Stadium Map
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See an interactive map and get directions to the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ. That's where the Fiesta Bowl is played.

6. Where To Stay Near University of Phoenix Stadium

Hotels in Glendale, Arizona
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Here are some hotels in the general vicinity of where the Fiesta Bowl will be played.

7. Fiesta Bowl National Band Championship

Fiesta Bowl National Band Championship
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Sorry, no band championship in 2013, but it has not been determined if it will return next year. See photos of a previous Fiesta Bowl National Band Championship.

8. What's the Weather Like at This Time of Year?

Decemebr and January Weather in Phoenix
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Do people wear flip flops and shorts in December? Do people wear parkas and knit hats and boots in January? Does it snow? Does it rain? Be prepared for the Fiesta Bowl Parade, Insight Bowl, College Football's Biggest Party and other winter events in Greater Phoenix.

9. Is Ticket Scalping Legal in Arizona?

Ticket Scalping in Arizona
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Here's what you need to know about scalpers, ticket brokers and ticket exchanges.

10. Beware of Fake Ticket Scams

Beware of Fake Tickets
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Beware when shopping for expensive and hard-to-find Fiesta Bowl or Cactus Bowl tickets online or from scalpers. Here are some tips to make sure you are buying real tickets, and not getting scammed.

11. Find a Sports Bar Where You Can Watch the Game

Phoenix Sports Bars
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Don't have tickets to the big game? These sports bars are grouped geographically, so you can find one near you. It's the next best thing to being there!

12. Fiesta Bowl Museum

Fiesta Bowl Trophy
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Can't get enough Fiesta Bowl? Take a photo tour of the Fiesta Bowl Museum in Scottsdale, at the Fiesta Bowl headquarters.

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