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Arizona Bowl moves up in status to New Year's Eve bowl game

Nova Home Loans Bowl December 31, 2019
Posted at 3:33 PM, Mar 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-12 23:32:50-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl will move to New Year's Eve, upping it's bowl profile nationally.

Last year's game at Arizona Stadium was played on December 29, 2018, and won by Nevada.

This year's Arizona Bowl is expected to kickoff mid-afternoon on December 31.

Bowl officials also announced Tuesday plans for a Downtown New Year’s Eve Bowl Bash, a community event that will draw fans after the game to downtown that evening.

There will be entertainment, fireworks, live performances, food vendors, a beer garden, and other bowl-related activities throughout the night.

Over the past four years, the bowl has donated more than $3.5 million in charitable grants.