Boise State Headed Back To VIZIO Fiesta Bowl
"The old system worked for Boise State. The new system worked for Boise State. If you go to school outside the Power 5...go to Boise State." Those were ESPN's Chris Fowler's words as Boise State was selected to play the VIZIO Fiesta Bowl against the #10 Arizona Wildcats.
The match-up goes down at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on Wednesday, December 31st at 2 PM.
Boise State has been allotted $1.94 million in tickets to sell for the game (12,500 tickets) and needs to sell all of them to collect their $3.25 million payout for playing in the game. Unpurchased ticket money will come out of the school's check they receive from the bowl game. Bronco fans can purchase their tickets through Broncosports.com.
Most of those tickets run $162, but students will be able to purchase up to two tickets at $57 a piece. There are also a limited number of club seats available for $270 or $315.
Depending on their priority rank in the Bronco Athletic Association, season ticket holders may reserve between six and twenty Fiesta Bowl tickets and have until 9 PM on Tuesday, December 9th to make their requests. The general public can put in a request for up to six tickets now and will be informed on Wednesday, December 10th if their request to obtain tickets was successful. Everyone, including infants, need a ticket to enter the bowl game.
Boise State fans traveling to Glendale are asked to be prepared for a Boise State "Orange Out."
The Fiesta Bowl host's it's annual Fan Fest on game day from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm in the stadium's Great Lawn. Fans will enjoy jumbotrons showing team highlights, preceding bowl games, live boxing, interactive and inflatable games and performances from the Blue Thunder Marching Band and Arizona's band. Tickets for the pre-game Fan Fest are $10 and are NOT being sold through Boise State. Fans can buy their tickets HERE.
There will be a multitude of travel packages from local agencies that will be available to get you to the game and back. As of right now, there are several options that run from $1695 per person in a double occupancy room (includes chartered airfare, three night stay at the official Boise State team hotel, ground transportation to the airport, hotel, game and Tempe New Year's Eve Block party) to $995 for a game day round trip charter flight. Our best advice is to do your research and pick out the agency and the package that's right for you. Click here for some options.
For fans celebrating the New Year in the Treasure Valley, the game will be broadcast on ESPN.
- Cable One: Channel 24
- DirecTV: Channel 206
- DISH Network: Channel 140
Fiesta Bowl Gear
We're hearing some of the first Boise State vs Arizona Fiesta Bowl gear will be available at local Albertson's stores beginning at 5 PM, Monday December 8th.
Coach Pete's Response
Another interesting twist in the Boise State Fiesta Bowl narrative is the fact that the Bronco's former head coach, Chris Petersen will also be taking his team to Glendale. The Washington Huskies will face Oklahoma State in the Ticketcity Cactus Bowl on January 2nd. When asked what he thought about the Broncos winning their first MWC title against the Fresno State Bulldogs he said "I always take interest in it. I know all those coaches and all those kids we recruited over there...I'm thrilled for them. I mean that sincerely, it's awesome that they're going back to Arizona."
Coach Harsin and the Broncos will attack the future against Coach Pete and the Huskies on "The Blue" on either September 3rd or 4th of next year in the first game of the season.