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NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl

The second annual NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl game finished with the final score, Airforce Falcons 45 - 21 South Alabama Jaguars at Arizona Stadium.

Tucson appreciated the opportunity to host these two teams. We enjoyed having their family and friends visiting Tucson's events, things to do, restaurants and attractions while the teams were preparing for the NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl.

Tucson Accommodations

Many of our great places to stay are also great attractions themselves. Click here to see view all accommodations.

Game Broadcasts

The NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl was broadcast live digitally on and on television in many U.S. markets on the American Sports Network and its affiliates. Click here to stream or find your local listing.

Pre-game Tailgate Festival

The Grammy-nominated Gin Blossoms performed at the Desert Diamond Casino Tailgate Festival, which ran from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Dec. 30, on the University of Arizona Mall. The Mall is adjacent to Arizona Stadium.

The Tailgate Festival also featured a Kids Zone with inflatables and games, a convoy of food trucks and tents, a beer garden, team bands and cheerleaders, and a “Get Involved Village,” showcasing the work of several Tucson charities.

Additionally, Modelo presented the Nacho Average Tailgate Festival featuring the work of 30 nacho craftsmen and women. Competitors engaged in a chip-to-chip challenge for the coveted title of Nacho King or Queen.  

A bowl game ticket is all guests needed for Tailgate entry with an additional $15 fee for access into the Nacho Average festival.


Arizona Bowl Downtown Block Party

Fans were able to attend the NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl Downtown Block Party, scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 in downtown Tucson. The event featured plenty of food and beverages, along with live music, entertainment and scheduled visits from the teams and university bands.

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