The Arizona Wildcats football program first fielded a team in 1899 with the nickname Arizona Varsity. The team picked up the Wildcats moniker in 1914. Most football fans remember the success of the Wildcats program best in the 1990's under head coach Dick Tomey and his tough and powerful “Desert Swarm” defense. Who can forget the 29-0 slaughter of the favored Miami Hurricanes in the Fiesta Bowl in 1993, or in 1998 when the Wildcats ended the season with a 12-1 record and a #3 national ranking? Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Arizona Wildcats football tickets.
2013 Arizona Wildcats Season Preview
In his first season as the head coach of the Arizona Wildcats, Rich Rodriguez improved the win total by 4 games. His second year comes with higher expectations, but the former West Virginia and Michigan head coach is up for the challenge. The defense should be improved from 2012 with the return of many starters from last year’s squad. However, Rodriguez is known for his offense and the Wildcats finished 7th in total yards per game in his first season. Arizona will need to replace quarterback Matt Scott after Scott threw for over 3,600 yards. Along with quarterback, Rodriguez will need to find a replacement for his two top receivers. Dan Buckner graduated and junior Austin Hill tore his ACL in April. The good news is All-American running back Ka’Deem Carey returns. Carey led the nation as a sophomore by rushing for 1,929 yards and 23 touchdowns. Carey was also a factor in the passing game by hauling in 36 balls. Arizona will look to improve on their 8-win total with home games against UCLA, Washington State, and Oregon.
Check out our Arizona Wildcats Season Preview History page for previews of previous Wildcats seasons.
Arizona Wildcats Football at Arizona Stadium Address: 1 National Championship Dr, Tucson, Arizona, 85719
The Arizona Wildcats football team plays their home games at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Arizona. The stadium has been the football team's home since it opened in 1928 with a capacity of just 7,000. Today the stadium holds nearly 58,000 screaming Arizona fans and this season it will be the site of many great Pac-12 showdowns, including the annual Arizona-Arizona State game, one of college football's oldest and most intense rivalries. The Arizona Wildcats home bench is on the Arizona Stadium sideline with sections 1-9. Arizona Stadium parking information is covered in our Wildcats event guide.
Arizona vs. Arizona State
Known as the “Dual in the Dessert,” this is one of the fiercest rivalries in the Southwest. The winner of the game is awarded the “Territorial Cup” which is the oldest trophy given in a rivalry game. The Wildcats own an advantage in the series, but the last two decades have been gridlocked with the “Territorial Cup” exchanging hands almost every year. Easily the biggest game in Arizona, this is a can’t miss for fans in the Grand Canyon State.
Arizona Wildcats in the BCS National Championship, Bowl Games and Pac 12 Championship
This Pac 12 dynamo started off in the late 1800’s under the nickname the “Varsity”, but now are known as the Wildcats. How’s this for success? More than a half a dozen bowl wins, 600 wins and 6 conference titles. The Wildcats are firmly entrenched as one of College Footballs most successful programs. Ticketcity offers tickets to all college football bowl games and the Pacific 12 Conference Championship Game.
Arizona Wildcats Event Guide
Where can I park near Arizona Stadium?
There are parking lots all across campus and parking will be $10. If you carpool with 4+ people, you can park for free at the garages at Highland Avenue and Sixth Street.
Do my kids need a ticket at Arizona Stadium?
Children two and under do not need a ticket.
Where’s a good place to eat or drink before the game?
Trident Grill has good gameday specials and they have over 20 beers on tap. It’s a short walk to the Mall for tailgating. El Guero Canelo also has hotdogs that you can’t miss, including a bacon-wrapped dog with pico de gallo and hot sauce.
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