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What to Expect at The Orange Bowl

December 24, 2018

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What to Expect at The Orange Bowl

The long-awaited Capital One Orange Bowl will take this Saturday in Miami, as college teams faceoff in the playoff semifinal. The University of Oklahoma and the University of Alabama will go head-to-head in Saturday’s game held at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.  We’re sharing what you need to know to prepare for Saturday’s big event.


Who’s Playing

According to the NCAA, Alabama is 13-0 and picked up the No. 1 ranking in the final CFP rankings of the season. Oklahoma is 12-1 and No. 4. The Alabama Crimson Tides and the Oklahoma Sooners game are competing to advance to the 2019 Football Playoff National Championship.


History of the Orange Bowl

The Orange Bowl is a fixture of Miami sports that dates back to 1935. In fact, it wasn’t always called the Orange Bowl! For the first two years of games, the Miami-based NCAA competition was deemed the Palm Festival. In the very first game, Bucknell defeated the University of Miami in a devastating blow – 26-0. In 1965, the Orange Bowl became the first college football game to be broadcast on primetime television.


Where to Get Tickets

Want the hottest ticket in town this weekend? Tickets are being sold online for various prices. If you want the full luxury experience, book a spot at the 72 Club or the 72 Club Living Box. The premium seats offer all-inclusive food, beverages, and Black Card prime parking. If you’re the type of fan who wants to be right in the action, the Field Club Endzone Box is a splurge worth making. Equivalent to “courtside” seats at a Miami Heat game, these four-person boxes are on the ground so you can watch every play up close.


How to Get There

Avoid the commotion and plane your trip ahead. The Orange Bowl recommends sports fanatics and attendees visit to get an interactive statewide roadmap featuring crashes and other traffic incidents that could delay your route.


Stop by the best mall in Miami – Aventura Mall – for stops to allCanes and Vineyard Vines, just to name a few, to pick up your sports gear and attire! Break out the crimson and cream this weekend as you prepare to cheer on your favorite team!

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