This is Wildcat Country
You can hike Sabino Canyon by day, dine downtown that evening, and sip the night away under a desert sky swimming with stars. But you won’t fully feel the soul of Tucson until you’ve cheered amid 15,000 basketball fans or 56,000 football fans. This is Wildcat Country, where teams Bear Down and fans bleed red & blue.
Arizona Wildcats Football
In Tucson, football fans line the streets for the team’s Wildcat Walk to the stadium, and for both football and basketball, UofA students turn out by the thousands to form the Zona Zoo—the biggest, loudest, most spirited student section in the entire Pac-12. And when they unfurl the giant University of Arizona “A” over their heads mid-game, the roar will shake you to your bones... almost as much as opponents will shake when taking the field against coach Rich Rodriguez's rising program.
The Wildcats Haka
The haka is a traditional Māori war challenge that originated with sports teams in New Zealand, now a Wildcat pre-game tradition!
Arizona Wildcats Basketball
UofA Basketball season kicks off every year with the highly anticipated "Red vs. Blue" game - ask any Wildcat fan and they'll tell you this is way more than a scrimmage, it's a long-awaited first taste of basketball for a hoops-crazy town. UofA proudly claims one of the winningest basketball programs in NCAA history and has the banners to back it up, including 4 Final Four appearances and a National Championship win in 1997 under legendary coach Lute Olson. This year coach Sean Miller's tough-as-nails program puts forth one of the most feared teams in the nation and looks to intimidate opponents with high-octane offense and lights-out defense, all the way through March.
Add the Sun Link Streetcar to Your Game Plan
Get anywhere near the UA on a home game day and there’s no question we’re a true college town. Tens of thousands of fans descend on campus from across the city and around the state.
Now Sun Link makes it easier to enjoy more of the UofA/downtown area with every game. Arrive a little early and with a short walk to one of campus streetcar stops, zip out for a drink on Fourth Avenue or a quick bite downtown, then zip back for the game: No extra parking means no extra stress.
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