Tempe, Arizona Welcomes the KU Jayhawks and the Minnesota Golden Gophers to the Insight Bowl

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The KU Jayhawks and the Minnesota Golden Gophers come to this year's Insight Bowl, attracting fans nationwide

The Insight Bowl comes once again to Tempe, Arizona on December 31, 2008 at Sun Devil Stadium. Pre-game ceremonies will begin at 3:30 p.m. MST, with a 4 p.m. kick-off. Tempe, Arizona will be home to the fun before and after the game.

The KU Jayhawks and the Minnesota Golden Gophers will compete for the Insight Bowl title at Sun Devil Stadium. The game will be televised live to a nationwide audience on the NFL Network.

There are many exciting events to enjoy even after the Insight Bowl is over. The Insight Fiesta Bowl Block Party, Arizona's biggest and most exciting New Year's Eve party takes place in the Mill Avenue District, located adjacent to Sun Devil Stadium. More than 100,000 party-goers annually celebrate the New Year amidst fireworks displays, entertainment, beer gardens, freestyle motor cross jumpers and more. Legendary American rock band Styx will headline the event on the main stage. Tickets are $20 at the gate.

Tempe's warm December weather is the perfect backdrop for football fans to enjoy the Mill Avenue District's restaurants and taverns. Beyond Mill Avenue, Tempe Marketplace is a destination of choice for dining, nightlife and shopping while Arizona Mills is home to 175 manufacturer outlets and attractions such as GameWorks and the IMAX Theatre. Additionally, it is easy to explore the scenic Sonoran Desert along hiking trails located just minutes from any Tempe hotel.

Make plans now to cheer for the KU Jayhawks or the Minnesota Golden Gophers in Tempe, Arizona. Visit http://www.exploretempe.com and click on the Insight Bowl banner for ticket information, special hotel rates and information on events and activities. Or, call the Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800-283-6734.

About Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau is a non-profit organization devoted to marketing Tempe, Arizona as a desirable visitor and group destination site. The Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau's mission is to also 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 us at http://www.tempecvb.com.

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