Albuquerque Celebrates Bowl Season with 13th Annual New Mexico Bowl

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ABQ offers North Texas Mean Green and the Utah State Aggies teams and fans plenty to do during the holiday season

Albuquerque Celebrates Bowl Season with 13th Annual New Mexico Bowl

Albuquerque Celebrates Bowl Season with 13th Annual New Mexico Bowl

The city is brimming with things to do—from traditional holiday experiences to outdoor adventures—and we can’t wait to welcome fans to the heart of the Southwest during this magical season.

The field is set for the 13th annual New Mexico Bowl and the city of Albuquerque is ready to welcome fans. The North Texas Mean Green and Utah State Aggies have officially accepted their invitations to the first game day of NCAA bowl season. Kickoff is set for 12:00 p.m. MT/2:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 15 at Dreamstyle Stadium, and marks the fourth time the event will feature a Mountain West vs. Conference USA matchup. The game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN (to an estimated 2.2 million household viewers) and ESPN Radio.

“What a tremendous matchup to kickoff bowl season,” said Jeff Siembieda, New Mexico Bowl executive director. “I am extremely excited about this game. Two first-class programs, both in the midst of superb seasons, getting together in Albuquerque to showcase college football.”

Tickets can be purchased at the University of New Mexico ticket office, online at http://www.unmtickets.com or by calling 505-925-LOBO (5626).

For those fans planning a trip to ABQ for the big game, Visit Albuquerque makes it easy to find affordable deals and hotel packages during your stay—even if it's just a quick weekend getaway. Check out the 2018 New Mexico Bowl webpage for special rates at hotels and coupons from local retailers, as well as information on things to do, events, dining, attractions and more.

“Albuquerque is honored to host the 13th Annual New Mexico Bowl, and we look forward to all the excitement to come as a result of this strong matchup,” said Tania Armenta, President & CEO of Visit Albuquerque. “The city is brimming with things to do—from traditional holiday experiences to outdoor adventures—and we can’t wait to welcome fans to the heart of the Southwest during this magical season.”

With over 310 days of annual sunshine, sweeping blue skies and an abundance of open space, Albuquerque’s backyard is a natural playground. Bike the more than 400 miles of trails, explore the Sandia Mountain Wilderness, or hike within the Bosque (forest) along the legendary Rio Grande. Top off the day with an award-winning local brew at one of the city’s more than 40 breweries and taprooms.

One of the best times to visit Albuquerque is during December, when holiday traditions come alive. Take in a holiday performance, experience the River of Lights at the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden—the largest walk-through holiday production in the state—find one-of-a-kind gifts for loved ones, and be sure to sample traditional New Mexican cuisine. For a full list of holiday events, visit our website.

About Visit Albuquerque
The mission of Visit Albuquerque is to stimulate economic growth by marketing Albuquerque as a visitor and convention destination. For more information, go to http://www.VisitABQ.org.

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