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
• 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 event and game transfers.

In advance of game day, the hospitality desk at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge is located in the executive foyer, to the right of the main lobby, across from the front desk.

Desk Hours:
Thursday, December 29: Noon – 5:00 pm
Friday, December 30: 8:00 am – Noon
Saturday, December 31: 9:00 am – Noon
Tour Itinerary

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

Saturday, December 31

9:00 am – noon

The Ohio State Alumni Fiesta Bowl Tour hospitality desk will be staffed. Please stop by to pick up your credential name badges and game tickets.

The hospitality desk is located in the executive foyer, to the right of the main lobby.


12:15 pm

Please meet at the Ballroom Entrance to board game day motorcoach transportation.


12:30 pm

Transportation departs for University of Phoenix Stadium.


2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ohio State Pregame Huddle on the Road. Join fellow Buckeyes for a pregame meal, drinks and entertainment.

Guests also have access to the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl Fan Fest Pregame Party on the Great Lawn at University of Phoenix Stadium. Admission is free with a Fiesta Bowl game ticket.


3:00 pm

University of Phoenix Stadium gates open.


5:00 pm

CFP Semi-Final Fiesta Bowl, Ohio State vs. Clemson. Go Bucks!



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. Motorcoaches will “load and go” after the game and you will not be on the same bus that you rode in the afternoon. 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

Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day