The Las Vegas Bowl is played in December at Sam Boyd Stadium, the home of the UNLV Rebels, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The bowl pits a team from the Mountain West Conference against one from the Pac-12, which has made for some very exciting matchups early on in the bowl’s existence (view more information on Famous Las Vegas Bowls). Previous conference tie-ins include Mid-American, Western Athletic, and Big West conferences. Sponsored by Royal Purple, it has also been sponsored by Maaco, Pioneer, EA Sports and Sega. For more information check out our LV Bowl History page and Las Vegas Bowl Champions page. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Las Vegas Bowl tickets.
2014 Las Vegas Bowl Preview
Colorado State and Utah will meet at Sam Boyd Stadium for the Las Vegas Bowl on December 20 at 12:30 to play for the 80th time. The Utes have dominated this matchup in the past with 55 wins and are currently riding a 5 game win streak that started in 2006. While the #22 Utah Utes appear to have the upper hand once again, Colorado State will be counting on their 8th overall passing offense led by quarterback Garrett Grayson to outscore the Utes. On paper Utah has little to bring to the table but as the season showed the Utes had a candid ability to win games including ranked opponents USC and UCLA. In a game that has been taking place since 1902, the Las Vegas Bowl between Utah and Colorado State should surprise many college football fans as one of the year’s most exciting.
Check out our Las Vegas Bowl Preview History page for previews of previous Las Vegas Bowl games.
The Las Vegas Bowl at Sam Boyd Stadium Address: 7000 E Russell Rd, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89122
Formerly known as Las Vegas Stadium and Las Vegas Silver Bowl, Sam Boyd Stadium is the host of the Las Vegas Bowl and the home of the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels. With a capacity of over 36,000, Sam Boyd Stadium gives you a cozy atmosphere for a big game and there’s not a bad seat in the house.
Sam Boyd Lower Level
The lower level is divided by sideline, corner and end zone sections. Sections 106-108 and 127-129 provide the best view of the field while you can always find a good value in the end zone.
Sam Boyd Upper Levels
The 200 level consists of smaller sections in the end zones and corners. While they are the second level of seating, they are no higher than the 100 level sections along the sidelines. There are a few sections that are 300 level in the end zone as well, called the “Upper End Zone.”
Las Vegas Bowl Event Guide
Where should I stay if I’m going to the Las Vegas Bowl?
That all depends! If you’re just going for the game and you’re not interested in the rest that Vegas is famous for, there are hotels off Boulder Hwy. that are close to the stadium. Siena Suites Hotel is the closest, while there are many in Henderson that are not far. If you want to make a weekend of it, just stay on the strip and take a taxi to/from the game.
Where’s a good place to eat before the game?
The options are limited right by the stadium, but there is a few tremendous options if you like Asian food. NAGA and Penn’s Thai House are highly recommended Thai restaurants, as does Sushi Imagine if you’re in the mood for sushi. Check out our Las Vegas Bowl Event Guide for more information on attending the Las Vegas Bowl.
Where can I park near Sam Boyd Stadium?
There are parking lots to the east and south of the stadium, and all parking is free for football games at Sam Boyd Stadium.
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Macco Bowl Awesome place for football. Have been to the Macco Bowl last 3 years and had a great time. Great view from any seat. September 7, 2012