Hotels.com and StubHub Release College Bowl Game Guide
DALLAS, Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — College football bowl season is upon us, and while fans know where their favorite teams are playing, many may not know they can still score great deals to join in the revelry. Hotels.com and StubHub have teamed up to offer a college bowl game guide to help fans watch the game from a stadium seat instead of a couch.
While tickets to the championship game may be outside the budget of most – currently selling at an average of $1,929- fans can still grab reasonably priced tickets to many of the bowl season’s marquee matchups and hotel deals to match.
Jacksonville may host the bowl game with the best value, as fans can purchase tickets for as low as $2.35 and lodging along the city's picturesque riverfront for about $150 per night. The Hilton Garden Inn Jacksonville Downtown/ Southbank (4.3 Hotels.com guest review rating) is minutes from the riverwalks and has rooms from $142, while the riverfront Omni Jacksonville Hotel (4.5 guest rating) offers rooms from $151 and is right across the street from the Jacksonville Landing shopping and Host City: Jacksonville, Fla. dining center. Game Day: January 1 Min. StubHub Ticket Price: $2.35 Avg. StubHub Ticket Price: $43 Pasadena has limited room availability with the Granddaddy of Them All coming to town, but fans can still find rooms in at the Hilton Pasadena (4.0 guest rating) starting at $259. Nearby areas such as Glendale, Calif. - situated approximately seven miles from the stadium - also have availability, with rooms at the Days Inn Glendale (3.8 guest rating) starting at Host City: Pasadena, Calif. $144. Game Day: January 1 Min. StubHub Ticket Price: $125 Avg. StubHub Ticket Price: $313 Just 1.5 miles from the site of the bowl game, the Crowne Plaza Orlando-Downtown offers some of the best downtown rates (starting at $130) and great value with a guest rating of 4.0. Fans traveling with a companion who's more interested in relaxation time than the football game can take to the Excellent-rated (4.5) Grand Bohemian Orlando, Autograph Collection, which features a full-service spa and heated outdoor pool (rooms from $269) just two miles from the Host City: Orlando, Fla. stadium. Game Day: January 1 Min. StubHub Ticket Price: $18 Avg. StubHub Ticket Price: $101 If you want to stay within a half-mile of the action, get a room from $182 at the Holiday Inn New Orleans - Downtown Superdome (4.0 guest rating). The French Quarter also offers many hotel properties centrally located between the stadium and the night life of Bourbon Street, including the Royal Sonesta with rooms from $219 Host City: New Orleans, La. (4.5 guest rating). Game Day: January 2 Min. StubHub Ticket Price: $41 Avg. StubHub Ticket Price: $171 While tickets for the big game may be difficult to come by, Miami's other major bowl game features some of the most affordable prices currently available. Fans seeking the most value need look no further than the Outstanding-rated (4.6) Holiday Inn Express Pembroke Pines- Sheridan Street, which offers rooms from $135 and is within eight miles of the stadium. Those wanting to be in the middle of entertainment and nightlife options can check out the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino for rooms from $399 (4.4 guest rating), which is located seven miles Host City: Miami, Fla. from the stadium in Davie, Fla. Game Day: January 1 Min. StubHub Ticket Price: $14 Avg. StubHub Ticket Price: $60 Room availability within a couple miles of the stadium is very limited, but fans traveling in from Oregon and Kansas can take advantage of a number of affordable and luxurious options within Glendale's surrounding areas. Within seven miles of the stadium, the western part of Phoenix has a number of rooms under $100, including the Excellent-rated (4.0) Red Roof Inn Phoenix West ($65). Golf enthusiasts can take advantage of the area's renowned courses within six miles of the stadium by visiting the Wigwam Resort (4.4 guest rating), which offers three 8-hole championship golf courses and Host City: Glendale, Ariz. rooms from $169. Game Day: January 3 Min. StubHub Ticket Price: $140 Avg. StubHub Ticket Price: $254 Fans from both sides of the Red River will be converging upon the Dallas area and there are a number of available rooms within two miles of the stadium. The Hyatt Place Dallas/North Arlington/Grand Prairie (4.4 guest rating) offers rooms from $259 and the Residence Inn by Marriot Arlington (4.3 guest rating) has rooms from $199. Hotels near Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, which have the second- best average Hotels.com guest review rating among the nation's busiest airports, also Host City: Arlington, Texas present great value. Game Day: January 4 Min. StubHub Ticket Price: $87 (SRO) Avg. StubHub Ticket Price: $399
Ticket prices and room rates are accurate as of December 17, 2012. Some hotel properties may require a minimum night stay. To access the latest bowl game ticket prices, visit www.StubHub.com. To find your perfect place for the game, visit www.hotels.com.
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Hotels.com North America
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