Bowl representatives from Arizona are hoping this big blizzard this week will make more Iowans think about getting away. Insight Bowl spokesman Jim Fields was in Ames Friday to talk about the Cyclones trip to the December 31st game.
Fields says the snow stacked up around the Ames campus and the rest of Iowa is one good reason for fans to head to his state. He says they had a cold spell this week and the temperature was 58 degrees. Fields says coming to Iowa the delegation saw that cold is a relative thing depending on where you are.
Fields says it’s a good bet things will be warmer for the game week. Fields says the weather should be in the high 60’s or low 70’s by the time the Iowans get to town, and he says they have 204 golf courses, and lots of things to see. Fields says they’ve planned a lot of things around the game.
The game kicks off at four p.m. and then there’s New Year’s Eve block party in downtown Tempe, with the Doobie Brothers the headlining act at the block party. Fields and his fellow bowl representatives had some trouble getting to Ames to talk about the game because of the weather.