Game TimeThe Fiesta Bowl will be played at 7:30pm CST on January 1st, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona.
Television BroadcastThe Fiesta Bowl will televised nationally on ESPN. In the Oklahoma City area, see channel 29 on Cox Cable, 206 on Directv, 140 on Dish Network or 602 on AT&T's Uverse.
The BowlThe Fiesta Bowl, sponsored by Tostitos, is played on January 1st, 2011 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. It is one of the 5 "BCS Bowls" that include the National Championship game, part of the upper tier of NCAA bowl games.
Initially conceived as an automatic tie-in for the Western Athletic Conference in 1971, the game was played in Tempe, Arizona at Sun Devil Stadium until this year. It became part of the Bowl Championship Series in 1999, first in a rotating system that would see the Bowl host the National Championship every four years.
The SiteUniversity of Phoenix Stadium is the regular location for Arizona Cardinals NFL games. It opened in 2007, originally as Cardinals Stadium before University of Phoenix bid for the naming rights a short time later. It seats 73,000 and includes 88 suites, a retractable roof and natural grass playing surface.
Here is a seating chart for University of Phoenix Stadium.
The stadium is located between Highway 101 and 99th Avenue in Glendale, Arizona.
Here are driving directions for each possible entry as detailed in Fiesta Bowl promotional materials:
- From the north:
* Take the AZ loop 101 South. Exit at Glendale Avenue and make a left onto Glendale Avenue, Stadium will be on the right.
- From the south:
* Take AZ loop 101 Freeway North. Exit at Glendale Avenue and make a right onto Glendale Avenue, Stadium will be on the right.
- From the east:
* Take Glendale Avenue West towards 91st Avenue. Turn left onto 91st Avenue and follow it to Stadium Drive. Take a right onto Stadium Drive into Stadium parking lots.
- From the west:
* Take Glendale Avenue East to 95th Avenue. Turn right on 95th Avenue and follow it past University of Phoenix Stadium, on the left, and in to the stadium parking lots.
TicketsTickets are selling fast but are still available at a price that ranges from $105 to $255. You can purchase online or by calling the Fiesta Bowl ticket office at (800) 635-5748. Once those are gone, you can check with a ticket vendor.
Get more on purchasing Fiesta Bowl tickets from vendors here.
It's difficult to say for sure how this year's game will turn out, but many Oklahoma fans said tickets were easy to come in both recent Fiesta Bowl appearances, against West Virginia and the year before against Boise State.