TicketCity is proud to be the new title sponsor of the Cactus Bowl. The Ticketcity Cactus Bowl will be played on January 2, 2015 at 8:15 p.m. MST, at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. The Cactus Bowl has been around for over 20 years and has grown into one of the most beloved games of the college football bowl season.
Why Is TicketCity Sponsoring the Cactus Bowl?
TicketCity has been committed to serving sports fans for over 24 years and we are excited to align ourselves with a similar organization. After the success of the TicketCity Bowls of 2010 and 2011, we knew it was vital to continue these sponsorships with the right partner. The Cactus bowl is a premier bowl game and the perfect partnership for TicketCity as we both have over two decades of history providing college football fans with memorable experiences.
Who will play in the 2015 TicketCity Cactus Bowl?
In 2013, the Pac-12 and Big-12 agreed to send teams to the TicketCity Cactus Bowl for 6 seasons. The game will feature the 6th selection form the Pac-12 against the 5th selection from the Big-12. In the event that either (or both) the Big-12 and Pac-12 send a team to the CFP, the game will pick the next highest team from those conferences, or choose another premier opponent. The matchup will be officially announced on December 7th, 2014.
TicketCity Cactus Bowl History
The Ticketcity Cactus Bowl was founded in 1989, and was originally known as the Copper Bowl. The game was played in Tucson at Arizona Stadium, on the campus of the University of Arizona. The Cactus Bowl would continue to be played in Tucson until 2000, when it was moved to Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix, Arizona. The game would move again in 2006 to Tempe, where it has been played for the last 8 years. The Cactus Bowl has featured a number of different names over the years, including the Copper Bowl, Insight bowl, and Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.
Over 30 different schools have made appearances in the TicketCity Cactus Bowl, with 20 schools claiming victories. Kansas State, Minnesota, Arizona, California, Texas Tech, and Iowa State have all won the Ticketcity Cactus bowl multiple times. Minnesota and Kansas State are tied for the most appearances at 3.
Results from the previous 5 Cactus Bowl Games:
2013 Kansas State 31 – Michigan 14
2012 Michigan State 17 – TCU 16
2011 Oklahoma 31 – Iowa 14
2010 Iowa 27 – Missouri 24
2009 Iowa state 14 – Minnesota 13