The Motel 6 Cactus Bowl is played each December at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. Since 1989 the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl has treated millions of fans to some of the most exciting bowl games in college football. The game matches up one of the top teams from the PAC 12 Conference with a peer from the Big 12 Conference. The former Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl lost its sponsor, Buffalo Wild Wings, becoming the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl in 2014. The Motel 6 Cactus Bowl has been sponsored in the past by Domino’s Pizza, Weiser Lock and Insight Enterprises. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Motel 6 Cactus Bowl tickets.
2016 Motel 6 Cactus Bowl Preview
The Oklahoma State Cowboys will face the Washington Huskies in the 2015 Motel 6 Cactus Bowl. The Motel 6 Cactus Bowl will be played at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona on January 2nd, 2015. The Oklahoma State Cowboys enter the game off an emotional come from behind victory over arch-rival Oklahoma. They will try to use that momentum to slow down a fast moving Washington Huskies attack. The Huskies had a solid 1st season under new head coach Chris Peterson, and are looking for their 9th win.
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Motel 6 Cactus Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium Address: 500 E Veterans Way, Tempe, Arizona, 85287
The Motel 6 Cactus Bowl is played at Sun Devil Stadium, the home of the Arizona State Sun Devils. It has also been home to the Arizona Cardinals and the Fiesta Bowl. Capacity is currently 71,706, expandable to 76,000 if necessary.
Sections 4 through 10 are directly behind the visitor’s bench and provide a great field level view of the field. Sections 7 and 8 are right at the 50-yard line. Sections 27 through 33 are right behind the Arizona State (home team) sideline.
A smaller level that extends all around the stadium, each section only has about five rows each. These seats are usually priced around what the lower level ones are because they offer a great view with less people in front of you.
This is the most cost-efficient way to get into the game, but you don’t give up too much in terms of your view. It’s higher up, but Sun Devil Stadium doesn’t have many bad seats. Sections 206-207 are at the 50-yard line behind the visitor’s sideline, while 241-242 is at the 50 on the other side.
Motel 6 Cactus Bowl Event Guide
What are the best attractions to see when in Tempe for the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl?
Check out the Mill Avenue District, as that’s where most of Tempe’s shopping and nightlife lives. Of course, Arizona is famous for its golf courses, so take your clubs and get a round in while in the area.
Where are the best places to eat when in Tempe for the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl?
If you like a good pasty, Cornish Pasty Company is the place you need to check out. The Italian, Cajun and Oggie all get rave reviews. If you want a good beer with your meal in Tempe, check out Four Peaks Brewing Co., their IPAs are great.
What are the best games in Motel 6 Cactus Bowl history?
2012’s nail-biting win by Michigan State in the last minute of the game is a good start, but there have been a lot of close games in the history of this contest. Cal beat Virginia Tech 52-49 in 2003, while Texas Tech got past Minnesota 44-41 in overtime in 2006.
Who are the most famous players to play in the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl?
Previous game MVPs include Drew Bledsoe, who went on to get drafted #1 overall in the NFL just months after throwing an 82-yard TD pass in the BBW Bowl (then called the Copper Bowl). Aaron Rodgers also played in the bowl, securing a win for his Cal Bears.