Tempe, Arizona Hosts the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Oklahoma Sooners at the 23rd Annual Insight Bowl

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The Tempe Tourism Office welcomes college football fans to enjoy the Insight Bowl, the New Year’s Eve block party, the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and a variety of things to do in sunny Tempe, Ariz.

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Insight Bowl in Tempe, Ariz.

Tempe, Ariz. is home to the 23rd Annual Insight Bowl on December 30, 2011 at Sun Devil Stadium. This exciting game will feature the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Oklahoma Sooners.

Tempe, Ariz. is home to the Insight Bowl on December 30, 2011 at Sun Devil Stadium. The Tempe Tourism Office team will welcome fans of the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Oklahoma Sooners who are sure to enjoy the exciting game and warm winter temperatures. Kick-off is set for 8:00 p.m. MST and the game will be televised live to a nationwide audience on the ESPN Network.

Make plans now to cheer for Iowa or Oklahoma in Tempe, Ariz. as they compete for the Insight Bowl title at Sun Devil Stadium. Visit http://www.TempeTourism.com/InsightBowl for ticket information, convenient hotel options and details about events and activities.

Tickets are available at http://www.insightbowl.org or 480-350-0911. The Insight Bowl is one of the best bargains in college football bowl games. Single game tickets start as low as $25.

After partaking in college football bliss at the Insight Bowl, many fans will extend their stay to celebrate the New Year at the Fiesta Bowl Block Party, Arizona’s biggest and most exciting New Year’s Eve party. The Fiesta Bowl Block Party takes place in the Mill Avenue District, located next door to Sun Devil Stadium, on December 31 from 5:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. More than 100,000 party-goers annually celebrate the New Year amidst live entertainment, beer gardens, BMX bike demonstrations, magic shows and more. There are multiple stages and a spectacular, outdoor electronic dance club. The headlining musical acts are Tempe’s own Gin Blossoms and country music favorite, Sawyer Brown. There are two fireworks shows at 10 p.m. and midnight and a confetti blast at midnight. All ages are welcome at the Block Party. Tickets are $20 at the gate.

After enjoying the New Year’s Eve festivities in the Mill Avenue District, fans will have the chance for another dose of college football on January 2, 2012 at the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Arizona. The Tostitos Fiesta Bowl will host Stanford and Oklahoma State. Kick-off is at 6:30 p.m. MST and the game will be broadcasted nationally on ESPN.

Football fans are sure to enjoy Tempe’s warm December weather during their stay. Adjacent to the stadium, they can explore the Mill Avenue District’s restaurants, taverns and shops. Nearby shopping destination Tempe Marketplace offers a variety of choices for dining, shopping, nightlife and live music every weekend. Arizona Mills is a bargain hunter’s dream featuring 175 manufacturer outlets and attractions such as GameWorks and the SEA LIFE Arizona aquarium.

The whole family can experience STOMP at the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed ASU Gammage, December 28-31. Additionally, it is easy to explore the scenic Sonoran Desert at Papago Park or South Mountain Park/Preserve. Hiking and biking trails are located just minutes from any Tempe hotel or resort.

For more information about Tempe, the Insight Bowl or the Fiesta Bowl Block Party visit the Tempe Tourism Office website, http://www.TempeTourism.com, or call 800-283-6734.

About Tempe Tourism Office
The Tempe Tourism Office is a non-profit organization devoted to marketing Tempe, Arizona as a desirable visitor and group destination site. The Tempe Tourism Office's mission is to provide visitors, media professionals and meeting planners with information on Tempe hotels, Tempe restaurants, Tempe entertainment and local points of interest. To learn more about Tempe, Arizona please call 480-894-8158 or 800-283-6734 or visit our website.

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