December 30, 2019 - December 31, 2019
NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl
Time: Tailgate starts at 10 AM, Game starts at 2:30 PM, Bowl Bash starts at 6:30 PM
Tucson's official football festival, the annual NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl, returns to Arizona Stadium on the University of Arizona campus Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019.This annual post-season college football game matches teams from the Mountain West and the Sun Belt conferences (this year, it's the Wyoming Cowboys and the Georgia State Panthers!) and is televised by CBS Sports Network.
Schedule: The day begins at 10 a.m. at the Desert Diamond Casino Tailgate Festival, featuring live entertainment, music, the charity village, and food and beverages on campus. The NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl kick-off follows at 2:30 p.m., and the festivities culminate at the Downtown New Year's Eve Bowl Bash, starting at 6 p.m., in Tucson's dynamic downtown, where entertainment, fireworks, live performances, food vendors, a beer garden, and other bowl-related activities will be hosted throughout the night and into the New Year.
Arizona Bowl 2019 Game Plan
DOWNTOWN PEP RALLY
December 30 @ 3 p.m.-8 p.m. Jacome Plaza, downtown Tucson, presented by Rio Nuevo. Battle of the bands, cheerleaders, pep speeches by University presidents and athletic directors. Free admission.
DESERT DIAMOND TAILGATE FESTIVAL
December 31 @ 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. University of Arizona Mall, University of Arizona, Campbell Road and University Boulevard, between East Sixth Street and East 2nd Street. Food vendors, beverages, car show, live performances by Backroads and the Billy Shaw Jr. Band, charity village, Kids Zone. Free admission.
NOVA® HOME LOANS ARIZONA BOWL KICKOFF
December 31 @ 2:30 p.m. Arizona Stadium, University of Arizona, with the Wyoming Cowboys and the Georgia State Panthers! An exciting football game, followed by the Desert Diamond Fireworks Spectacular with fireworks being shot off the top of Arizona Stadium. Ticket required.
UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA NEW YEAR'S EVE DOWNTOWN BOWL BASH WITH THE TUCSON FEDERAL CREDIT UNION FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR AT MIDNIGHT
Decenber 31 @ 6 p.m. - 1 a.m. Downtown Tucson. Live music, food trucks, beer trucks, ice skating, the worlds largest pinata, Kids Zone, a taco drop at midnight followed by fireworks off the top of the historic Hotel Congress. Located in Tucsons Times Square (Congress and 5th Streets). Free admission.