Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Once Again Hosted by Tempe

December 07, 2005 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports News
Tempe, Ariz. – December 7, 2005 – Tempe, Arizona will once again play host this year to the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. It was announced Sunday that Notre Dame and Ohio State will meet for only the fifth time in history; this time to battle it out at Sun Devil Stadium on January 2nd, 2006 at 3 pm M.S.T.

This is the 35th consecutive year that the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl has been played at Sun Devil Stadium, where two of the nation’s top teams face off in a game that ultimately impacts the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) standings. Each year, the Fiesta Bowl draws at least one million tourists and spectators to Tempe hotels, restaurants and the 50+ events surrounding the big event, including the pre-game party and pep rally prior to kickoff. Among the most popular events is the Tempe Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Block Party on December 31st which takes place in the Mill Avenue District.

The New Year’s celebration held in Tempe during the Fiesta Bowl offers something for all ages, including carnival rides, fireworks, beer gardens and concert performances. And with countless Tempe hotels that are close by, visitors have the opportunity to attend each of the events with the ultimate level of convenience. Each of the Tempe hotels is also conveniently located within a short distance from Mill Avenue District, which features a variety of restaurants, shops, bars, live music and nightclubs.

“Tempe is an ideal getaway for football fans,” says Stephanie Nowack, President/CEO of the Tempe Convention & Visitors Bureau. “In addition to the excitement of the game, Tempe is home to Mill Avenue District and its wide array of dining and nightlife options, outdoor recreation, cultural attractions and of course, sunny weather.”

Tempe, Arizona is located in the heart of the metropolitan Phoenix area and is only ten minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Since Tempe is home to all the festivities surrounding the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, visitors typically opt to stay near the game at one of the variety of Tempe hotels, some of which are located within walking distance to Sun Devil Stadium. Between mountain top resorts, cozy budget properties and downtown conference resorts, Tempe hotels are the ideal choice to fully experience all this spectacle of entertainment has to offer.

For more information on the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and events surrounding the festival, or to learn more about Tempe hotels, dining and other attractions, please contact the Tempe Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800.283.6734 or visit

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