The annual Tempe Block Party and the 2009 Insight Fiesta Bowl are the next BIG things to hit Mill Avenue and will help 2009 go out with a bang.
The 25th Annual Fiesta Bowl Block Party will start just a short time after the beginning of the Insight Bowl. New Year’s Eve begins on Mill at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009 until 12:30 a.m. on Jan. 1. Out of town guests from Minnesota and Iowa are encouraged to act like smart locals and use a Metro park and ride lot if driving to the Insight Bowl or to the Fiesta Bowl Block Party. There is a light rail station at Mill Avenue and Third street for the block party and a station at Sun Devil Stadium ( Veterans Way / College Ave ) for football fans.
Tickets for the Fiesta Bowl Block party are $20.00 or can be purchased for $15.00 until Dec. 30 at a local Fry’s grocery store. **Buy three discounted tickets and get the fourth one free** ( see Fry’s or the block party web site for tickets and details) If you consider yourself a VIP and want special treatment along with “complimentary refreshments,” check out the $100.00 VIP tickets by calling the Fiesta Bowl Ticket Office: 480-350-0911.
Last year’s New Year’s Eve block party in Tempe and the 2008 Insight Bowl were both a success. As one of the first big tests for our light rail system which just turns one tomorrow, the events proved to be a great way for people to get to and from events at Mill Avenue and Sun Devil Stadium.
2009 Insight Bowl Featuring Minnesota and Iowa State:
Match-up: Minnesota vs. Iowa State
Time: 4:00 p.m. MST
Date: Thursday, December 31, 2009
Location: Sun Devil Stadium
City: Tempe, AZ
We have a ton of fun things to do this New Year’s Eve. Whatever you choose, I hope you have fun, be safe and get ready for a Very Happy New Year!