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Cactus Bowl renamed Cheez-It Bowl, will be played at Chase Field after Christmas

Posted at 8:51 AM, Aug 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-20 22:34:54-04

The Cactus Bowl has yet another new name: The Cheez-It Bowl.

The Fiesta Bowl committee made the announcement Monday morning at Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, in downtown Phoenix. This year's game, which has been played every year since 1989, will take place at Chase Field on Dec. 26.

The Cactus Bowl began as the Copper Bowl in Tucson in 1989. It has been played at Chase Field or Sun Devil Stadium every year since 2000, and each of the last three games have taken place at Chase Field.

The bowl game was also previously called the Insight Bowl, Bowl and Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.

Arizona and Arizona State have both made two appearances in the bowl game. ASU appeared in the game as recently as January 2016.