The 28th annual Cactus Bowl will be played at Chase Field in Phoenix Arizona.
The 2016 Cactus Bowl will feature the Arizona State University Sun Devils against the West Virginia Mountaineers.
The Sun Devils will certainly have the home field advantage in this “home” game. This is a Pac-12 vs Big-12 match up of two teams who played better than their records show for the 2015 college season.
ASU fans should wear GOLD to the game! Our friends at DieHard Devil tell us that the team will be wearing Maroon.
“This is a great opportunity for this team, especially these seniors, to finish out the season in our Valley in front of Sun Devil Nation,” Coach Graham said. “West Virginia is a tough opponent and I look forward to an entertaining matchup in a unique environment at Chase Field.”
What: 2016 Motel 6 Cactus Bowl
Where: Chase Field Phoenix AZ
What Time – 8:15pm
Here’s more helpful info for anyone looking to ride the light rail to the Cactus Bowl.
Most of the 20 mile route contains 2 sets of tracks where the trains run next to each other. At each station, you simply board a train heading in your desired direction. For instance, many of the stations are built in the middle of the street. If you are boarding a train on Apache Boulevard, you will enter the station and the west bound train will pick you up on the north side of the station, while the east bound trains allow passengers to board on the south side of the station.
However, in downtown Phoenix, the tracks split and form a single track for north/south and east/west trains.
If you are heading to the Cactus Bowl take a look at this small tip: The stop at 3rd St/Jefferson is VERY close to Chase Field. Most people know that there is a light rail stop at 3rd St/Jefferson in front of Chase Field, but new riders might not realize that this is an east bound train. Not to worry, you just need to know your way around.
If coming from North Phoenix, you will arrive right outside of the door at 3rd/Jefferson, but when going home you will walk about a block and a half to the 3rd St/Washington stop. The reverse is true for people coming from the East Valley. You will exit at 3rd / Washington and head south to the stadium.
For anyone looking to get to the game, the light rail line to Chase Field is a really good option. Of course, there’s a bunch of good hotel options along the light rail line. It might be a good idea to stay along the line instead of dealing with traffic and parking. For West Virginia fans, I think they have some good hotel packages for the Cactus Bowl. Just Google “hotels near University of Phoenix” for some decent choices.
For ASU football fans heading to the Cactus Bowl, this is a seating chart that shows the tickets that ASU has. You can get tickets from my friend Tyler Alves in the ASU ticket department by calling him at 480-727-3524
Welcome to Phoenix Sun Devil fans!