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MCR Development LLC Completes Renovation of Townplace Suites by Marriott

Development LLC (“MCR”), the seventh largest hotel owner-operator in the United States, has completed a renovation of the TownePlace Suites by Marriott Tucson Airport, a 91-room select-service hotel located minutes from numerous business and leisure demand generators in Tucson, Arizona.

Air Force Falcons Defeat South Alabama Jaguars in Second Annual NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl

In a tough-fought game that delighted fans of both teams at various times, the Falcons of the United States Air Force Academy played a spectacular game after a rocky start to defeat the Jaguars of the University of South Alabama 45-21 in the second annual NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl, played December 30, 2016 at Arizona Stadium, University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.  


NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl to be first NCAA Bowl game streamed live to both Facebook & Twitter via Campus Insiders

For the first time in NCAA Bowl history, the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl will be available to fans as a live video stream on Facebook and Twitter, the latter being part of a live streaming partnership with Twitter announced earlier this year. The NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl kicks off between the South Alabama Jaguars and the Air Force Falcons on Friday, December 30, at 5:30 pm ET at Arizona Stadium, in Tucson.

Tucson Named First UNESCO City of Gastronomy

On December 11, 2015, Tucson, Arizona became one of 116 Member Cities of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) Creative Cities program - established in 2004 to promote cooperation between cities for "sustainable urban development" - and the only one selected for Gastronomy.

Gin Blossoms to Headline NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl Pre-game Tailgate Festival

Wrapping up a national tour that made more than 100 stops this year alone, the Grammy Award-nominated Gin Blossoms will return to their native Arizona on December 30 to perform at the Desert Diamond Casino Tailgate Festival, the epic entertainment experience that will rally fans for the second NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl at Arizona Stadium in Tucson. 

2nd Saturdays Begins Winter Hours on December 10th

On December 10th, 2nd Saturdays Downtown starts its winter schedule. The fun kicks off at 2p.m. and lasts until approximately 8p.m. Music starts on the stage at 4p.m. Congress Street will be full of activities and street performers to entertain you, from Toole Ave. to Church Ave. Get on board and join the fun!

Arizona Businesses Rally to Send Thousands of Local ‘Heroes’ to NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl, Dec. 30

Corporate sponsors of the Heroes Tribute program--which would translate to 8,000 active duty military, veterans, police officers, sheriff’s deputies, firefighters, Border Patrol, paramedics, and teachers being able to enjoy this athletics event--will have the opportunity to choose a hero group to underwrite and then personally deliver NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl tickets to the group or have the tickets delivered on their behalf by bowl staff.