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Buffalo Wild Wings Takes Over As Insight Bowl Sponsor

The Insight Bowl has become the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl under a new sponsorship agreement.

The change was announced by the Valley of the Sun Bowl Foundation, which operates the postseason contest played at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe.

Minnesota-based Buffalo Wild Wings operates 835 sports-themed restaurants in the United States and Canada.

Initially known as the Copper Bowl and played in Tucson, the event was founded in 1989. It moved to Phoenix in 2000 and Tempe in 2006. The game became the Insight.com Bowl and, in recent years, simply the Insight Bowl.

This year’s game, to be played Dec. 29, matches the third selection in the Big 12 and fourth pick in the Big Ten, after BCS bowl choices are made.

For more information about the Insight Bowl, now the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, visit the Fiesta Bowl’s website at fiestabowl.org

Sky Harbor Airport

Sky Harbor Offers Parking Deals, Travel Tips

Traveling for New Year’s? Here are a few things you need to know about traveling from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Sky Harbor is ready for the holidays with extra staff and volunteers to serve customers. Every day from now through January 3 will be busy. Busy days continue as travelers visit the Valley for the New Year, Insight Bowl and Fiesta Bowl. On an average day Sky Harbor serves 90,000-100,000 passengers, but this holiday period will average 130,000.

If you are planning to park at the Airport now through January 4, Sky Harbor is offering a coupon for 40 percent off the terminal garage rate. Download the coupon from skyharbor.com and park in the terminal garage for just $15 per day, compared with the usual rate of $25. This means no waiting for buses ― just drive to your terminal, park, and walk directly to your gate.

Upon exiting the parking garage, use one of the lanes with a parking attendant so they may credit you the coupon amount. You may still pay with a credit card, but the Credit Card Only lanes have no attendant to process the coupon. For parking availability, visit skyharbor.com/FindASpot or call the 24-hour parking information hotline at (602) 273-4545.

Travel tips for the holidays:

  • Get to the airport two hours before your flight departs, especially if you are parking in economy areas or checking bags.
  • Liquids and gels must be in 3 oz containers or less for carry-on bags and placed in a zip top bag. Larger quantities of medically necessary liquids are allowed at the discretion of TSA screeners.
  • Bring a snack or meal for the plane. Food may be carried through security and beverages may be purchased past security and brought onto the aircraft.
  • Visit skyharbor.com on your smart-phone to access our mobile website where you can find out what food and shops are near your gate as well as other Airport information.
  • If you park in the Economy Parking lots, look for a sign to scan a QR Code.  Use your phone to scan it and you will be sent a note reminding you where you parked.
  • Remove large electronics from your carry-on bags and place them in their own TSA bin.
  • Mark your bags and electronics clearly so you recognize them immediately.  Have your claim check or ID ready at baggage claim when you return to Phoenix so that if you are approached by staff, you won’t be delayed looking for this information.
  • Use the free cell phone lots to wait for arriving passengers and avoid circling the terminals.

Arizona Bowl Game Statistics

It’s that time of year again…bowl game time.  The Insight Bowl, Fiesta Bowl and BCS National Championship Game are fast approaching and come December 28, the top college football teams will be facing down in Tempe and Glendale.  Take a look at this infographic for information on the three Arizona football bowl games and stats on the participating teams.

To see if your team is favored to win check Touchdown AZ.

Statistics for the upcoming bowl games in Arizona.

University of Phoenix Stadium

BCS Title Game, Arizona Businesses Get Dream Matchup: No. 1 Auburn vs. No. 2 Oregon

Check out Touchdown AZ the ultimate visitor guide to the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, Insight Bowl Tempe and the BCS National Championship.

College football’s national championship is the dream matchup the sporting world has been anticipating. It also should be a dream come true for the financial coffers of Arizona businesses.

Thousands of fans and national media will spend millions of dollars at Arizona hotels, restaurants and attractions as the 2011 BCS National Championship Jan. 10 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale pits No. 1 Auburn (13-0) vs. No. 2 Oregon (12-0).

Auburn punched its ticket to the national title game Saturday by beating South Carolina in the SEC title game. Oregon secured its spot by beating rival Oregon State and running the table in the Pac-10.

The Valley’s other two postseason games – the Dec. 28 Insight Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe and the Jan. 1 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at UOP Stadium – made their selections Sunday night. Oklahoma (11-2) and Connecticut (8-4) will play in the Fiesta Bowl and Missouri (10-3) will play Iowa (7-5) in the Insight Bowl.

Touchdown AZ Magazine and website

Touchdown AZ Is Your Source For All Things College Football

College football season is almost over for most teams and cities. But luckily, here in Arizona, the season isn’t officially over until Jan. 10, 2011, when Glendale hosts the BCS National Championship Game.

This year Arizona will host three games – the Insight Bowl in Tempe, the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and the BCS National Championship Game, both in Glendale.

Touchdown AZ and TouchdownAZ.com are your ultimate guides to Arizona’s bowl games. Whether you’re a visitor or resident, we’ve got something for you.

With so many games and teams taking over metro Phoenix, Touchdown AZ is the perfect place to discover where to eat, stay and play. Touchdown AZ recommends great places to snag a pre- or post-game bite in Glendale, Tempe, Phoenix, Scottsdale and more.

Plus, if you want to explore all that Arizona has to offer from the Old Pueblo of Tucson to the pine trees of Flagstaff, Touchdown AZ has all the right places to go. There’s never a dull moment when you let Touchdown AZ be your guide.

We also know where to party – block party, that is. Both Tempe and Glendale host family friendly block parties full of fun and excitement. If you’re looking for the history of the cities hosting the games, or the games themselves, Touchdown AZ is your one-stop-shop. Want the 2011 season conference realignments explained? We’ve got you covered.

If you’re looking to take in all the blood, sweat and tears the NCAA football bowls have to offer, visit TouchdownAZ.com.

On Dec. 6, the TouchdownAZ.com will be updated to reflect the teams chosen to battle it out in each bowl game.

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Tempe Tourism Office
51 W. Third St. #105
Tempe, Ariz. 85281

Glendale Convention & Visitors Bureau
5800 W. Glenn Dr. #140
Glendale, Ariz. 85301

Various hotels in Glendale, Tempe, Peoria and Scottsdale