Yahoo Sports did an interview with the Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau. The article mentions places to stay, golf and booze it up in the area. It's a good read.
As an update, you can still get tickets from Arizona State for the Georgia game. However, it requires buying a season ticket package (starting at $99.00). I've gotten quite a bit of feedback that ASU attempts to screen for UGA fans, and tells them that they aren't selling any more $99.00 season ticket packages. I seriously doubt this is true based on other info I've been sent.
The rumor is...ASU wants us to start buying the $149.00 package. When the UGA cut-off scores for road games get announced in the next few days/weeks, we'll see how ASU responds to the inbound calls. Up til now, I'd wager that UGA calls have only trickled in.
Personally, I think that it's a petty move on ASU's part to try and muscle us into more expensive seats because Stubhub has the UGA vs. Arizona State game ticket starting at roughly the same price ($84-110 is pretty common last I looked) vs. the broader season ticket from ASU. They could end up leaving money on the table as we meet our ticket demand in the after market vs. ordering packages from them.
Note: I emailed the Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau to do a similar piece as the YahooSports article months ago. I also tried working with the Mesa Convention and Visitors Bureau. The Mesa guy was very helpful in putting together some info around casinos, hotels and restaurants. I'll post that as we get a little closer to game time.
I was actually trying to work out a deal in Mesa for bulk hotel room discounts, but that hasn't really gone anywhere. I get the impression that business is brisk enough that they don't need the discounts. Oh well.
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