Fiesta Bowl-Bound? It Will Cost You!

Alien Almaguer

Husky fans who want to cheer on the team will have to shell out cash.

With Dave Teggart's 52-yard field goal, the UConn Huskies are now flying to Phoenix for their first ever BCS bowl game on New Year's Day and some Husky fans are hoping to put the fiesta in Fiesta Bowl and cheer the team on.

If you’re going, there are no non-stop flights from Bradley Airport to Phoenix, and if you want to fly out on New Year's Eve, it's going to cost you. At, the cheapest flight was $634.50.

Some hope to avoid paying the airfare by hopping in a car or something even bigger – like an RV.

“I think the RV holds seven people, but we're gonna try and get some more cause it's a big game," sophomore Melanie Gross said.

But factor in the price of gas because it's going to take a lot to get there. The distance from Storrs to the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale is 2,602 miles, according to Google Maps.

And driving straight through would take about 42 hours to get there.

Staying near the stadium shouldn't be as pricey. Rooms, according to, range from about $50 to $150 a night.

And tickets to the bowl game start at $111. UConn has 17,500 tickets to sell, starting today.

The least expensive package includes three nights at a Scottsdale, Arizona hotel, a pre-game party pass and a few other perks for $715 per person for a double room. That's without tickets to the game or airfare.

Tickets for legend, champion and all-American donors are available from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tickets for MVP, Golden Husky and Director donors are available from noon to 3 p.m. and tickets for all other donor categories are available from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Season ticket holders can order their bowl tickets from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday and they go on sale for everyone else from noon to 7 p.m.

For ticket prices and travel packages, visit the UConn Bowl website.

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