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.
2016 Arizona Wildcats Season Preview
The Arizona Wildcats have been an offensive juggernaut under head coach Rich Rodriguez. The Wildcats maybe had their best season in years in 2014, winning a difficult PAC-12 South division, and being the only PAC-12 school to knock off the Oregon Ducks. The Wildcats have much reason to be optimistic about their PAC-12 chances in 2015, as they return their two most dynamic offensive weapons in quarterback Anu Solomon, and running back Nick Wilson. Throw in talented receiver Cayleb Jones, and the 2015 Arizona Wildcats offense will likely be one of the top units in the country. Where Arizona has the biggest unknowns coming into 2015 will be on the defensive side of the ball. Four sophomores are slated to start for the Wildcats, and will have to fill in for what was a PAC-12 leading unit a season ago. Top games on the Arizona Wildcats 2015 schedule are in Tucson against UCLA, and Utah, and on the road at Stanford, USC, and Arizona State.
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 Stadium Experience
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 College Football Playoff, 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.