Football Fans Can’t Miss the New Mexico Bowl



New Mexico Bowl football players



If you love New Mexico college football and just can’t get enough of the action, you probably already know about the New Mexico Bowl. If you’re a more casual fan but know someone who loves football, it’s your duty to tell them about this annual showcase of some of the best in college football.

A Bowl of Fun at University Stadium

Officially the Gildan New Mexico Bowl, this infamous game showcases of some of the best in college football. This NCAA-sanctioned post-season football match-up features a team from the Mountain West Conference going up against a tram from the Pacific-12 Conference. When coming to Albuquerque for the game, stay at Barcelona Suites: close to University Stadium, close to your seats at the gridiron.

An Albuquerque Favorite

The football game takes place in Albuquerque, and is the only nationally televised sporting event in the state of New Mexico. That alone should tell you that this game is a big deal. Since 2006, the game has taken place on the Saturday before Christmas at University Stadium on the University of New Mexico campus. The first game, in 2006, was the first Division 1 Bowl game in the state and drew a crowd of over 34,000 people. To say that the game is popular is a slight understatement.

Football, Philanthropy and Fun

The game isn’t just about football, though. Each year, team members give back to their communities. In recent years, the philanthropic event included visits to the UNM Children’s Hospital by student-athletes and coaches.

Other events leading up to the game often include the team announcement party, a welcome dinner for the participants, a team dinner, a team kickoff luncheon, a pep rally/battle of the bands, and a fan fest. All of the lead-up culminates in a rousing game of football.  Make a week of it—come to Albuquerque for the game, but come early and check out the rest of the city. From local flavor to cultural hotspots, you’ll be sure to have plenty to do while you’re waiting on the pigskin to be thrown. Learn more at:

So what are you waiting for? If you’re a college football fiend, this is the place to be. Book your hotel room at Barcelona Suites in Albuquerque today.

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