Please download your full travel itinerary and
additional information on the right hand side of this page.

To ensure that all goes smoothly, please read the following carefully, as it will provide valuable information about your game day package. Please visit the Hospitality Desk to pick up your credential name badges and game tickets. Thank you for traveling with us, we look forward to seeing you in Phoenix!

Distributed at the Hotel The Ohio State Alumni Fiesta Bowl Tour Hospitality Desk
• Credential name badge, lanyard, and ticket holder
• Game Tickets (unless deducted from your travel package)
• Souvenir pin
• Game Day Map
• Additional event details

Official Tour Credential

To help tour hosts identify you as part of the The Ohio State Alumni Fiesta Bowl Tour, we ask that you wear your official tour identification credential (name badge) for all Tour related events and motorcoach transfers. Your Tour credentials will be distributed at the Hospitality Desk and are required for the pregame breakfast and transfers.

In advance of game day, the hospitality desk at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge is located at the registration desk, to the left of the main lobby. On game day, the hospitality desk will be located outside the Grand Saguaro Ballroom.

Desk Hours:
Wednesday, December 30: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday, December 31: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Friday, January 1: 6:15 am – 8:30 am
Tour Itinerary/Information

Please Note: Phoenix and Glendale are on Mountain Time (MT)

Friday, January 1

6:15 am – 8:30 am

The Ohio State Alumni Fiesta Bowl Tour Hospitality Desk will be open outside the Grand Saguaro Ballroom (JW Marriott Desert Ridge). Please stop by to pick up your credential name badges and game tickets.


6:30 am – 8:30 am

The Ohio State Alumni Fiesta Bowl Tour pregame breakfast at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge – Grand Saguaro Ballroom

Join fellow travelers as excitement builds before the big game! Enjoy a breakfast buffet, drinks, and entertainment.


8:30 am

Board Motorcoach transportation and depart for University of Phoenix Stadium.


Approximately 9:45 am

 Arrival to University of Phoenix Stadium. Stadium gates are open. Please Note: There is a no re-entry policy


11:00 am

2016 BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl!

#7 Ohio State Buckeyes vs #8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish. GO BUCKS!


Following the Game

Motorcoaches depart for return to the JW Marriott. Please look for the Ohio State Alumni Sports Tours signs, directing you to your designated Motorcoach. Staff will be available to direct you to the appropriate Motorcoach for your hotel. Motorcoaches will “load and go” after the game and you will not be on the same bus that you rode in the morning. Please do not leave items on the Motorcoach!

Tour Hotel

Game Day Tour Hotel

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
5350 E Marriott Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85054
Complimentary self-parking is available in the Ballroom parking lot.

Ohio State Alumni Sports Tours Staff:

Mary Sykora:

Ohio State Alumni Sports Tours Hotline:

9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day