The Hyundai Sun Bowl is played at the end of every December at Sun Bowl Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas El Paso in El Paso, Texas. Sun Bowl stadium first opened back in 1963 and is named for the bowl game is hosts. Behind only the Rose Bowl, the Sun Bowl shares the honor of being the oldest bowl games played with the Sugar Bowl and Orange Bowl. TicketCity is one of the best sources to buy Hyundai Sun Bowl tickets. The game also represents the longest running relationship between a bowl game and a television network. CBS has broadcasted the game since 1968. The official name of the game is the Hyundai Sun Bowl, since care-maker Hyundai took over sponsorship. Former sponsors include, Brut, John Hancock, Norwest, Wells Fargo, and Vitalis. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Sun Bowl tickets.
2013 Hyundai Sun Bowl Preview
The 2013 Hyundai Sun Bowl will be played on Tuesday, December 31st at 12:00pm CST. The game matches the third selection after the BCS from the PAC-12 Conference against the ACC championship game runner-up or the third pick after the BCS from the ACC or Notre Dame as an independent. Very early bowl projections from CBSSports.com have Virginia Tech taking on Washington, there is a lot of time between that projection and the game so only time will tell. The bowl announcement show, where the pairings are released, is Sunday, December 8th – be sure to check back here for a preview of the 2013 Hyundai Sun Bowl.
In 2012 with expectations to win the National Championship during preseason gossip, the USC Trojans capped off a disappointing season with a disappointing performance in the Sun Bowl. After a scoreless first quarter it was sevens across the board in the remaining three quarters for the Yellow Jackets as they upset the Trojans 21-7.
Check out our Sun Bowl Preview History page for previews of previous Sun Bowl games.
Hyundai Sun Bowl at Sun Bowl Stadium Address: 2701 Sun Bowl Dr, El Paso, Texas, 79902
Sun Bowl Stadium is located in the heart of the University of Texas El Paso campus right off interstate 10 and is snuggled into the foothills of the Franklin Mountains. The stadium has a rich heritage and has undergone many updates since originally opening. These upgrades have increased the capacity and comfort for spectators as well as increasing the quality of the field surface. Capacity of Sun Bowl Stadium for the Hyundai Sun Bowl is approximately 52,000 and with the sound reverberating off the mountains gets seriously loud. The sun Bowl sports a horseshoe-shaped design with 3 main areas; West Sideline, East Sideline and the North End Zone. There is also a premium seating section.
The West Sideline
This area is comprised of the sections 1 through 9. Sections 5 - 9 are 67 rows deep while sections 1 – 4 are 65 rows deep. The most popular sections are 4, 5 and 6 as they are close to the visiting team sideline and provide close proximity to the 50 yard-line. There is handicap access behind section 1 through 4.
The East Sideline
This area is comprised of the sections 18 through 26. All sections are 84 rows deep with rows 70-84 named the “Sun Seats”. The most sought after sections are 21, 22 and 23 as they are close to the home team sideline and provide close proximity to the 50 yard-line.
The North End Zone
This area is comprised of the sections 10 through 17. All sections are 49 rows deep. These are the perfect sections for great views of high flying touchdown passes as well as the chance to be part of an end zone celebration or two. Sections 12, 13 and 14 are in the center of the end zone and provide the widest view.
The Captain's Club is located on the east side of the Sun Bowl and provides a spectacular view of the entire field and also boasts two bars and catering. Bonus, if you have tickets to the Captain's Club you also get a reserved parking which is close to the stadium. Capacity within the Captain’s Club is 390.
Hyundai Sun Bowl Event Guide
Where are the best places to eat in El Paso for the Sun Bowl?
There are a number of great spots close to the stadium and Mesa Street Bar & Grill is a great spot pre or post game. Aroma Resturant is also a great choice for a more formal post game dinner. Toms Folk Café is a local favorite catering to a more down home southern taste and also offer a decent wine selection.
Which matchups has the Sun Bowl seen over the years?
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Had a good time! When i went to El Paso, TX. I couldn't feel more at home! The people there are nice and respectful, and the stadium is very beautiful! The only problem i had is the long entrance line and the post-game traffic is horrible. Other than that, this is a very fun bowl game. November 25, 2012