The Fiesta Bowl is an American college football bowl game played annually in the Phoenix metropolitan area. From its beginning in 1971 through 2006, the game was hosted in Tempe, Arizona at Sun Devil Stadium. Since 2007, it has been held at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Since December 2016, it has been sponsored by PlayStation and officially known as the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl.
From 1996 through the January 2014 game, Frito-Lay was the bowl’s title sponsor through its Tostitos tortilla chip brand. Other previous sponsors include IBM and Sunkist. Beginning in 1992, the Fiesta Bowl has been part of some organization of bowls designed to determine an undisputed national champion. In 1992, it was named as one of the Bowl Coalition games, but the bowl was never used to determine the champion.
After the 1997 season the three Bowl Alliance bowls joined with the Rose Bowl to form the Bowl Championship Series, with the Fiesta Bowl guaranteed to host the national championship game every four years. As with the Bowl Alliance, the Fiesta Bowl was given first chance at hosting the BCS’ championship in 1999.
Fiesta Bowl History
The Fiesta Bowl was born from the Western Athletic Conference’s frustrated attempts to obtain bowl invitations for its champions. In 1968 and 1969 respectively, champions Wyoming and Arizona State failed to secure any bowl selection. The next year, undefeated Arizona State was bypassed by the major bowls and had to settle for an appearance in the less prestigious Peach Bowl. The Fiesta Bowl therefore initially provided an automatic berth for the WAC champion.
In its first decade of existence, the Fiesta Bowl was played in the last week of December. The 1971 inaugural game featured another top-ten Arizona State squad against top-twenty opponent Florida State. The 1974 game featured WAC champ BYU and their new coach, future Hall of Fame member LaVell Edwards in their first ever bowl game vs. Oklahoma State. BYU was in control until BYU’s first All-American quarterback Gary Sheide went down with a leg injury and eventually lost 16–6.
The game continued to attract high quality matchups; beginning with the 1981 season, it shifted to New Year’s Day alongside the major bowl games—the Cotton, Orange, Sugar, and Rose. At the time, NBC had the broadcast rights to the Fiesta, Rose, and Orange. The Fiesta was played first and had a late morning kickoff. It was the first bowl game to acquire a title sponsor when it became the Sunkist Fiesta Bowl starting with the 1986 game.
Fiesta Bowl Parade
One of the Fiesta Bowl events, the annual Fiesta Bowl Parade, takes place in downtown Phoenix. It features marching bands from high schools as well as the two universities participating in the Fiesta Bowl, and the two universities participating in the Cactus Bowl, along with floats, equestrian units, and a seven-member queen and court. The parade began in 1973.
Grand Marshals include celebrities from sports and entertainment. In 2018, the sponsor was changed from Bank of Arizona to Desert Financial. Appearances in the 2018 parade included Cindy McCain and the marching band from Salem High School in Salem, New Hampshire, which was the group that had traveled the farthest for the parade.
Fiesta Bowl Game results
Fiesta Bowl is very famous bowl game. After starting many times it has been played. Here is the list of Fiesta Bowl Previous Winner:
Fiesta Bowl Most Appearances
Here is the following list of Fiesta Bowl Most appearances:
Fiesta Bowl Television broadcasters On ESPN
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Fiesta Bowl Radio broadcasters On ESPN Radio
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