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Arizona Bowl

Tucson's post-season NCAA-certified collegiate football bowl game and end-of-the-year party.

NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl

Arizona Stadium - December 2018 

The New Mexico State Aggies (Sun Belt Conference) beat the Utah State Aggies (Mountain West Conference), 26-20 in overtime, at the 3rd NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl, NCAA-sanctioned college football game, December 29, 2017 at Arizona Stadium, University of Arizona, Tucson's 2017 post-season NCAA-certified collegiate football bowl game and end-of-the-year party.

Plan to attend in 2018 Tucson looks forward to seeing you in 2018! Peruse suggestions for events, things to do, restaurants and attractions that can be enjoyed before and after the game.

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

Tucson International Airport Fly Tucson. It's the way to go for more than 3.2 million airline passengers per year. Six airlines offer nearly 60 departures per day to 20 nonstop destination airports. Less than 10 miles south of downtown Tucson and the University of Arizona, the airport is convenient to major business and scenic destinations.

Transportation - Getting from Arizona Stadium to Armory Park for the Block Party is no sweat when you ride the Sun Link Streetcar. Locate streetcar stops nearest Armory Park (on Broadway Blvd., just east of 6th Ave. for eastbound; on Congress Street, just east of 6th Ave. for westbound), using this Streetcar Map; or call (520) 792-9222.

The Sun Link Streetcar's 3.9-mile route connects you to four of Tucson's most unique dining and entertainment districts. You can ride the streetcar from near Arizona Stadium, on the University of Arizona campus, to Main Gate SquareFourth Avenue, Downtown Core, and Mercado San Agustin. Watch a video with tips on how to ride

If you're cyclist, you can pedal from campus to downtown on a bike rented at a TuGo Bike Share station. There is a TuGo station at the northwest corner of Armory Park (southeast corner of 6th Ave. and 12th St.). Also, you can ride the Sun Tran bus

Garage Parking - Before the game, it's convenient to park your car in one of the garages located in the University of Arizona and Downtown Core districts, which are connected by the Sun Link Streetcar.

Background on the Game -  The NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl (a non-profit organization) was sanctioned in March 2015 as the 41st NCAA college football game and the third bowl game staged in Arizona. The NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl is dedicated to promoting community engagement and support in the Tucson area and includes teams from the Mountain West Conference and the Sun Belt Conference.

In 2015, the inaugural NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl Game was a Mountain West matchup of the Colorado State Rams and the University of Nevada Wolfpack, with the Wolfpack taking the bowl game's first trophy. In 2016, the Air Force Falcons defeated Sun Belt Conference opponent, South Alabama. In 2017, the New Mexico State Aggies beat the Utah State Aggies, 26-20 in overtime.

For more information about the NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl, or for ticket information, visit Follow game updates on Twitter at #novaAZBOWL.

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