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2011 BCS National Championship: Tailgates, Rallies & Parties

What comes with having the BCS National Championship in our city of Glendale, is the non-stop, fun-filled festivities surrounding the big game! Get your game gear and face on and come out to one of these pre-game rallies to support either Auburn or Oregon before they go head to head for the BCS National Championship title on January 10, 2011 at The University of Phoenix Stadium!

Bud Light Fiesta
Scottsdale-ites, no need to set your sites very far. Downtown Scottsdale will be home to Bud Light Fiesta! From Jan. 6-9, 2011, the Scottsdale Waterfront and SouthBridge Plaza areas will be on the 50 yard line of college football fun. Football-themed games, live music, BCS team merchandise, an ESPN demo field, and food and beverage gardens will create a festive atmosphere the entire family will enjoy. Admission to Bud Light Fiesta is free to all ages.

Bud Light Fiesta will be held in the open lot west of Olive & Ivy
Thursday, Jan. 6: 3 – 9 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 7: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 8: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 9: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

BCS National Championship Team Pep Rallies
On Sunday, January 9, both the Auburn University Tigers and the University of Oregon Ducks will hold their team pep rallies at Bud Light Fiesta. Come out and support your team!

2 – 3 p.m. – Auburn University Tigers
5 – 6 p.m. – University of Oregon Ducks

$2 Tailgate Party
Between the Fiesta Bowl and the BCS National Championship college football games this year, Scottsdale will host ESPN for broadcasts from SouthBridge in downtown Scottsdale. As part of Bud Light Fiesta, they will kick-off with a $2 Tailgate Party Jan. 3-6 behind ESPN’s set. The Tailgate Party will feature $2 culinary offerings from some of Scottsdale’s top chefs.

Participating Restaurants:

  • Petite Maison
  • Heirloom
  • Eddie’s House
  • Marcellino Ristorante
  • Mission
  • Metro
  • The Herb Box
  • Culinary Dropout
  • Tapas Papa Frita
  • FnB
  • P.F. Changs
  • Dos Gringos

Dates: January 3-9
Times: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Wednesday – Sunday

Glendale Youth Sports Complex’s Tailgate Party
Annually attracting tens of thousands of fans, College Football’s Biggest Party is an action packed celebration full of the ultimate tailgate experience. Crazed sports fanatics will gear-up for the big game while enjoying pep rallies, performances by the university marching bands, cheerleaders, Jumbo-trons to watch the preceding bowl games, interactive games and food/beverage booths.

Date: Monday, January 10, 2011
Time: 12:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Glendale Youth Sports Complex, next to the Stadium

Westgate City Center’s BCS National Championship Tailgate Party
Head to Westgate (right near the stadium) before heading to the game, for the ultimate BCS tailgate party. The event features football, food, drinks, live entertainment, games… even both marching bands.

Monday, Jan 10, 2011 from 1 to 6:30 p.m. at Westgate City Center’s WaterDance Plaza in Glendale.

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