from the mayor of Phoenix
Welcome to Phoenix! We are proud to host players, coaches, students, alumni,
fans and volunteers for the 2018 Cheez-It® Bowl. I look forward to a thrilling game
between these two outstanding universities and to all the festivities that make the
college football bowl experience so special here in the Valley of the Sun.
You will find Phoenix a welcoming city with something for everyone. Our
vibrant downtown, nationally-recognized arts district, and a variety of top-rated
restaurants and hotels are all within walking or light rail distance. Downtown
Phoenix is a center for the biomedical industry and a primary destination
Mayor of Phoenix
for artists across the spectrum of music and entertainment. It features Arizona State University’s Downtown
Campus, home of world-class law and journalism schools. For the fourth straight year, the Cheez-It® Bowl will be
played at beautiful Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks in the heart of downtown.
Phoenix has become well-known as an excellent host city for high-profile sporting events like the Cheez-It®
Bowl. The NFL chose Downtown Phoenix as the location for Super Bowl Central, a phenomenal event that
showcased our city internationally. Downtown Phoenix hosts approximately 200 events annually. Among
them: Major League Baseball, NBA, WNBA, Arena football, and a variety of concerts, motorsports events, and
international soccer events.
Thank you to the Fiesta Bowl organization for putting on this incredible event. Countless volunteers and staff have
given thousands of hours of their time to making sure the Cheez-It® Bowl and its festivities are a success, and they
deserve our gratitude.
And thank you for visiting Pheonix! We hope you have a memorable, enjoyable visit and we will see you again in
the near future.