FBC Travel Tips for 2019-20 Nonconference:
FBC Travel Tips: Corvallis

FBC Travel Tips: Arizonas

Basics:

The two AZ schools are about a ~2h drive between them, so many fans fly to Phoenix, and rent a car to travel to Tucson.  It is often easier to get flights from Eugene to Phoenix than to Tucson.   You may have a personal preference what area you spend more of your off-court time, since the two cities offer different styles.

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Arizona State -- Sun Devils -- Tempe, AZ

Tempe is just outside Phoenix AZ-- a mere ~6.2 miles from the PHX airport to the Wells Fargo Arena (a 14,000+ seat facility).  Phoenix is a very large, sprawling city, (larger than Portland!) and is often warmer compared to Tucson.    Phoenix has more 'big city' options -- more performing arts centers, museums, etc.

PHX (Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport) has the most flights.  Be aware that Allegiant flies nonstop from Eugene to AZA (Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport).

ASU has a strong WBB program, so you should always order ASU tickets in advance. The ASU ticket number is (480) 965-5812.  Section G is behind the visitors bench.

  • ASU WBB Home (link)
  • VisitPhoenix.com (link)

 

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University of Arizona -- Wildcats -- Tucson, AZ

Tucson is higher-elevation, and thus sometimes cooler than Phoenix.  It is surrounded by 2 national parks and mountains on all sides.  Tucson is 3x the size of Eugene, but just 1/3 the size of Phoenix.

In the past, you could count on buying Arizona tickets at the door.   Arizona has had a real turn-around of their WBB program and fan-base, winning the 2019 WNIT and managing to fully sell-out their arena while doing it (setting a Pac-12 attendance record).   They play in the McKale Center -- a large Arena holding 14,644.   You may opt to get reserved seats in advance, in case they draw large crowds vs Oregon.

  • UA WBB Home (link), with links to Tickets.  Or call the ticket office:  520-621-2287
  • Tourisim info from: VisitTucson.org (link) and TripAdvisor (link)