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Arizona Bowl

We're kicking off New Year's at Tucson's official football festival, December 29, 2018!

Arizona Bowl

December 29, 2018 - Kickoff 11:15 a.m.

What are you doing for New Year's? Come to Tucson's official football festival!

Get your end-of-year party started at the fourth annual NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl, Saturday, Dec. 29 at Arizona Stadium. Participating teams will be announced here on December 2.  

This post-season college football game matches bowl-eligible teams from the Mountain West and Sun Belt conferences. The game takes place in the outdoor Arizona Stadium on the University of Arizona (UA) campus. Immediately after the 2018 Arizona Bowl champ is crowned on the field, everyone will head over to the outdoor UA Mall on campus for the after-party, featuring a free concert by '90s rock band Everclear and much more.

This game, which in 2015 became one of the three new bowl games sanctioned by the NCAA, is televised by CBS Sports Network.

On Campus

The UA main campus is a pedestrian-friendly arboretum, with thousands of trees from arid regions all over the world, five museums and historic architecture. The network of bicycle paths and convenient TuGo bikeshare kiosks make it easy to pedal around campus and adjacent historic neighborhoods on a rented bicycle.

Visitor Center

Free travel information is available at the UA-Visit Tucson Visitor Center at the west end of Main Gate Square, near campus. 

Getting Here & Around

The easy-to-navigate Tucson International Airport is a quick 15-30 minute drive from the UA main campus. Located in the heart of midtown Tucson, the main campus is on the four-mile Sun Link Streetcar line, connecting excellent diningshopping, and entertainment in the walkable University of Arizona, Historic Fourth Avenue, Downtown, and Mercado districts.

Hotel Packages

If you are planning an overnight stay, Tucson has several options for lodging close to the UA, including Tucson Marriott University Park, Aloft Tucson University Hotel, and Doubletree Reid Park. See our list of accommodations for more options.

Arizona Bowl hotel package and information to become available soon.

Where to Park

In downtown Tucson, there are 5,000 parking places, including on-street and garage options. Browse Where to Park Downtown or visit Park Tucson for more information. Get the scoop on visitor parking at the University of Arizona on the UA Visitor Center website.  


Late December is brisk enough for football outdoors, but it's not shivering cold. Tucson's average maximum daytime temperature in December is a comfortable 66°F (19°C). The average night-time temperature is usually a cold 41°F (5°C).  December 29 is expected to have intermittent times of sun and light clouds.