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Tailgate the Fiesta Bowl & Cactus Bowl

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There are Two Big Football Games in Phoenix this Holiday Season

Phoenix is hosting two huge college football games this holiday season. Get ready to tailgate the Fiesta Bowl & Cactus Bowl in a limo or party bus!

The PlayStation Fiesta Bowl is an amazing line up. Number 2 Ohio State Buckeyes vs the number 3 Clemson Tigers. Can you say epic?

And let’s not forget the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl where Boise State Broncos take on the Baylor Bears.

Mirage Limousines wants to be your source for things to do in Phoenix. And baby, these are the things to do in Phoenix this holiday season. Hands down.

This post is jam packed with everything Fiesta Bowl and Cactus Bowl. Its full of fun and fireworks.

Remember, parking and traffic is going to suck! So book transportation to take you to the Fiesta Bowl and the Cactus Bowl so you can enjoy your guests and the game.



Fiesta Bowl & Cactus Bowl

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Premier Luxury Transportation to the 6th Annual Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championship

Everything you need to know about the Sixth Annual Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championship is included below. Need tickets? Find it below. Want to know what to wear or what to bring? We’ve got you covered. Just keep reading.

Mirage Limousines is your source for all the finest events to attend in a limo or a party bus. Once again we have stepped up to tell you everything you need to know about this spectacular event that will be made so much better when you show up in luxury transportation. With more luxury options than anyone in Arizona you are sure to find the luxury transportation that suits you here.

The Sixth Annual Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships, Horses & Horsepower returns on Saturday, November 5, 2016. With it, it brings both fashion and fun. Pack up the clients, the customers, the family and even the dog. Let Mirage Limousines be your ride to this exciting event! Whether you want to arrive in a limousine or tailgate in a party bus, you are sure to show up in style. Continue reading

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CFP National Championship Tailgating in Phoenix!

The CFP National Championship will be held in Glendale, AZ Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. We are excited to be hosting such an important game.

Mirage Limousines has some of the best party buses in the state. Tailgating in a party bus is an amazing experience that you just have to try for yourself. Our largest party bus will hold up to 65 people. Imagine celebrating the CFP National Championship with 64 of your closest friends.

More about that later. This blog recaps the bowl games and gives you an idea of what to expect from the upcoming championship game.

If you don’t have your tickets get them here: CFP National Championship Tickets

Activities are planned all over the Phoenix metro area. This previous blog post highlights the CFP National Championship festivities. If you haven’t read it, please check it out. It provides details about fireworks displays and live concerts and more. All to celebrate this big event in college football. Check it out here.



Clemson vs Alabama National Championship

Clemson and Alabama

The teams for the championship games have been decided. Playoff games were held on New Year’s Eve.

Clemson crushed Oklahoma and Alabama beat up Michigan State. Sadly the Cotton Bowl, with Alabama and Michigan State, was a blow out. Those are never fun to watch, unless your team is winning. However that does not necessarily reflect on the championship. Clemson is not expected to fold like Michigan State did in their bowl game.

With the play offs as any indicator, the championship game is going to be exciting. The bowl games were both high scoring games, both of the winning teams scored numerous times in their playoff bouts. Expect a championship filled with continuous drives for the goal.

Alabama is favored but Clemson’s not out of it yet. Take a look at some of the bowl game highlights. If they are any indication this CFP National Championship is going to rock!



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The Orange Bowl Recap

The Orange Bowl pitted No. 1 Clemson against No. 4 Oklahoma. Clemson won it 37-17 turning in a performance that dominated on both sides of the ball.

Although Clemson was trailing 17-16 at halftime, the Tigers outscored Oklahoma 21-0 in the second half. The Sooners only rushed for 67 yards, or 2.03 yards on average. The Sooners also spent much of the second half limping off or being helped off the field.

The players to watch in the upcoming championship include Clemson’s quarterback, Deshaun Watson, running back Wayne Gallman and  defensive end Shaq Lawson.

Watson, a Heisman nominee this year, was responsible for some big plays in the Orange Bowl. Although he was not precise, his running and passing proved too much for Oklahoma.

Sophomore running back Wayne Gallman made a fine showing at the Orange Bowl. Expect more of the same during the championship game. His running played a part in wearing Oklahoma down.

Clemson All-American defensive end Shaq Lawson was missing from the Orange Bowl after suffering a left knee injury in the Tigers’ semifinal win over Oklahoma. He is expected to play in the College Football Playoff National Championship and is weapon to be watched.

Keep an eye out for a little trickery. Clemson Tigers punter Andy Teasdall is gaining quite a reputation for faking punts. It didn’t go so well against North Carolina in the ACC Championship. Coming up short he gave North Carolina the opportunity to pull ahead. He also opened his self up to a calling out on camera from Clemson coach Dabo Swinney that has since gone viral.

However, Teasdall was able to redeem himself at the Orange Bowl. Early in the second quarter, on fourth-and-4 from the Oklahoma 44, the Tigers faked a punt.This time the fake punt worked and Teasdall is a hero.

If all that does not make you want to watch this championship game then read on. We haven’t even discussed the CFP National Championship’s favored team, Alabama.

Clemson will face Alabama, the winner of the Cotton Bowl semifinal, at the CFP National Championship on Jan. 11 in Glendale, Ariz.

(Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/2015/12/31/orange-bowl-clemson-defeats-oklahoma-college-football-playoff/78146286/)



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Cotton Bowl Recap

The Cotton Bowl was a contest between No. 2 seed Alabama and No. 3 seed Michigan State. Alabama won 38-0.

If the championship is anything like the Cotton Bowl, Alabama quarterback, Jake Coker, will be exciting to watch.  For his Cotton Bowl performance he completed 25 of 30 passes. He threw for 286 yards and for two touchdowns.

Coker and his receiver Calvin Ridley practically created their own highlight reel at the Cotton Bowl. Responsible for a couple of amazingly long plays. One of which that may be considered the best touchdown catch of the season was counted thanks to an overturned review.

This Alabama team promises excitement. If the Coker-Ridley connection remains strong then Alabama’s offense will be terrifying in the championship game. This Alabama offense was unstoppable in the Cotton Bowl, even against a very good defense.

The Crimson Tide also tallied four sacks in the Cotton Bowl. They bullied Michigan State’s quarterback and offensive line. They set the tone up front, exactly what they’ve done to opponents all year.

Expect more of the same as Alabama takes on Clemson at the CFP National Championship on Jan. 11 in Glendale, Ariz.

(Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/2015/12/31/cotton-bowl-final-takeaways-college-football-playoff-alabama/78163630/)



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Alabama-Clemson CFP National Championship Predictions

Alabama is favored but Clemson’s not out of it yet. Consider these tantalizing items.

Clemson’s head coach Dabo Swinney said he used Alabama as a template when developing his own defensive line.  Coincidentally Alabama is Swinney’s alma mater. Having earned a football scholarship to Alabama, he played when Alabama was the 1992 national champions. He also earned a degree in commerce and business administration. That said, Swinney has the experience to dissect the Alabama team. Just what Clemson needs.

Plus, Tigers quarterback and Heisman Trophy finalist Deshaun Watson is a great talent with big-play tendencies. Just the type of quarterback that has been beating Alabama in recent years. Watson is more than capable of putting points on the board in the passing game, should Alabama shut down Clemson’s rushing attack.

So don’t call this game over before it has even begun. Instead, brace yourself for the game of the year!



You Are National Championship Tailgating Now

Mirage Limousines wants to be your ride to the game. We have over 27 years of experience with major sporting events. We know all the ins and outs of these kind of top-notch events.

In fact, here’s a tip: Once you are in the stadium parking lot, there is no getting out. That is because if you go out, there is no way to get back in. Don’t chance it!

Trust us to know this kind of thing as well as what you can and cannot bring in to the stadium. We know the tailgating rules. And we know all about any special Party Bus parking passes you may need.

Mirage Limousines’ Limos

Mirage Limousines Hummer LimousineChoose from limousines like Hummer and Cadillac. You can book a limo sedan or the ever popular SUV limo. All of our limos can be found on this page.

Limousines come with top of the line audio systems. They light up with fiber optics and laser lights. Crystal and mirrors shine all around the vehicle.

Many have floors that light up at well. Adding to the festive ambiance.



Mirage Limousines’ Party Buses

Super Bowl 49 Party Bus with Seattle FlagTrust Mirage to have the most beautiful party buses. We have many to choose from in different sizes. Our party buses are larger than our limos. So if you have a large crew, this is the vehicle for you.

In a party bus you and your guests can stand up. It may be hard to sit in all the excitement. Even if your crew is not that large, you may still want a party bus. They have dance poles and dance floors.

The audio system is stunning and the light show is over the top. No one goes to the expense Mirage Limousines does to create the perfect luxury transportation experience. See them all here.

You deserve a DD. Let us get you home safely.



Mirage Limousines Commitment to Excellence

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No one will take care of you like we will. From the moment you enter the showroom to the moment we deliver you back to your home.

Our in-house staff is right now preparing your vehicle. It is being polished and tuned. Every light bulb is checked, every crystal champagne flute shined. We have in-house mechanics and detailers. Swing by the showroom and you will see them hard at work.

Mirage Limousines has gone to the extra expense of opening a showroom on Scottsdale Rd just so that you can come and see your vehicle before you rent it.

No other Limousine Service/Party Bus Rental company can say that, no one.

Mirage Limousines goes the extra mile.



See It Before You Book It

Mirage Limousines wants you to see it before you book it. There isn’t another company with a showroom like ours. Anyone can say they have a limo. We can prove it!

Come see for yourself!

Mirage Limousines

813 N Scottsdale Rd

Scottsdale, AZ 85257

(480) 970-7700 Call 24/7

Showroom Hours:

Mon-Fri: 10 am – 5 pm

Sat: 9 am – 6 pm

Sun: Call First

Operating 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

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Tailgate the Fiesta Bowl and more…

Three Big Games in Phoenix

Phoenix is hosting three huge college football games this season. We were lucky enough to get the CFP National Championship. That in itself is a big win.

BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl is an amazing line up. Ohio State and Notre Dame. Can you say epic rematch?

And let’s not forget the Cactus Bowl. Home town fans can enjoy their boys being celebrated on national TV. Go Sun Devils!

Mirage Limousines wants to be your source for things to do in Phoenix. And baby, this is the thing to do in Phoenix this holiday season. Hands down.

This post is jam packed with everything Fiesta Bowl. Plus a little bit more about the CFP National Championship and the Cactus Bowl. If you already read this previous blog post, then you know a great deal about the CFP National Championship festivities that Phoenix has planned.

If you missed it you can get caught up here. Its full of fun and fireworks.



Bowl Games in Phoenix

There will be three major college football games played in Phoenix this holiday season:

  1. CFP National Championship
  2. BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl
  3. Motel 6 Cactus Bowl

cfp-natlChamplogoThe CFP National Championship teams will be decided New Year’s Eve. The two bowl games that decide the championship teams will be played New Year’s Eve. Yes, New Year’s Eve, NOT New Year’s Day as is typical. Plan accordingly.

For tons of detailed information about the festivities surrounding the CFP National Championship click the link to read a thorough blog post on the subject. Check it out to see where you can get in on the fun. There will be live bands and fireworks, celebrities and ESPN broadcasting live.


Cactus Bowl Serving the community since 1971The Motel 6 Cactus Bowl will be held at Chase Field. Yes at the baseball stadium. It plans to be a spectacular game even if it is not part of the play offs this year.  The match up is between Arizona State and West Virginia. Go Sun Devils!

Chase Field parking lots owned and/or operated by the Cactus Bowl do not permit tailgating. The tailgating policy of the surrounding independently owned lots is at the discretion of the owner. No further information is available. We regret the inconvenience.

For more information about attending the Cactus Bowl visit:

https://fiestabowl.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/15-16-GDG-Cactus-Bowl.pdf



BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl

Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Ohio State Buckeyes have won the honors of participating in this season’s BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl.

It is a rematch of the 2006 Fiesta Bowl which Ohio State won 34-20. Ohio State enters the game as heavy favorites, but many of Notre Dame’s strengths appear to match up well against the Buckeyes.

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The defending national champs are apparently disappointed about playing in the Fiesta Bowl. (Boo! Hiss!) That being said, it is still has the potential to be an amazing game.

Controversy swirls as Tim May, of the Columbus Dispatch, notes that Ohio State senior defensive lineman Adolphus Washington has been suspended for the Fiesta Bowl. He was recently charged with a first-degree misdemeanor. No Buckeyes lineman pressured the quarterback more than Washington this season.

In Washington’s absence, all eyes will be on the star of Ohio State’s defense, Joey Bosa. Normally lining up on the left, this will match him up against Notre Dame right tackle Mike McGlinche. Scouts are hoping to see Bosa versus Ronnie Stanley since both prospects are potential top-10 picks in next year’s NFL draft.

It will be just the sixth meeting between the schools, with Ohio State winning the last three. The Irish last took down the Buckeyes in 1936.



Fiesta Bowl Predictions

Campus Insider and The Bleacher Report are well known and credible sources for bowl game predictions.

Both have an interesting and entertaining perspective on the topic.


Campus Insider Fiesta Bowl Predictions

Tailgate at the Fiesta Bowl!

Campus Insiders takes you deep inside college sports. A platform that broadcasts the games, covers the events, provides the highlights, and tells the stories of college sports.

Honest enough to admit that their programming will be lively, provocative, and even include controversial debates tied to the issues of the day in college sports. Who doesn’t love a little controversy?

Jordan Cornette, of Campus Insiders, gives the win to Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish. His reasoning is that they have something to prove. Notre Dame returns to the Fiesta Bowl after a 2006 loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes. Read about the last encounter here: http://espn.go.com/college-football/recap?gameId=260020194

Campus Insider promises to give you the inside scoop.

“Our embedded Insiders will…not only report on the Xs and Os [but also what’s] happening in the locker rooms and on the fields of play… it’s time for all of us to mix it up the same way we all have done at our tailgates throughout our lives.”


Bleacher Report Fiesta Bowl Predictions

Partner_Logo_Bleacher_Report2Ryan McCrystal , Featured Columnist at the Bleacher Report, goes right after what may be the Fiesta Bowl’s first controversy. That is, the defending national champs are apparently disappointed about playing in the Fiesta Bowl. Boo!

McCrystal assures us that the Buckeye’s coach, Urban Meyer, will not let his team disappoint the fans. He has an impressive 8-2 record in bowl games.

The Buckeyes are a little disappointed and many of them are headed to the NFL in April. Taken together, the underdog would normally fare well in this scenario. However, McCrystal is going with  the bookies in predicting a Buckeye win. Prediction: Ohio State 38, Notre Dame 21


Fiesta Bowl Tailgating

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Tailgating the Fiesta Bowl will be a blast. As long as you follow the rules.

Trust Mirage Limousines to know the rules. We have been tailgating big games for decades.

We are here to make your tailgating experience a success with a few things to keep in mind as you plan to tailgate the Fiesta Bowl:

  • Tailgating in the parking lots must be limited to the area directly in front or behind the vehicle. Tailgating in empty stalls or on the lawns is prohibited. Passes may not be purchased for use as tailgating space.
  • Consumption of alcoholic beverages is legal only in designated tailgating areas and specific events sponsored by the Fiesta Bowl.
  • Natural gas or propane grills are permitted in the parking areas
  • Charcoal grills and glass containers are not permitted.
  • Fans are limited to preparing food for their family and friends.
  • Private catering companies are not allowed in the parking area.
  • The sale of food and beverages to other fans is not permitted.
  • Tailgating activities are not allowed to resume after the game.

No worries though. Mirage Limousines has you covered. We will make sure all the rules are followed so that you can just relax and have fun.

If you would like more information on tailgating the Fiesta Bowl, follow this link: https://fiestabowl.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/15-16-VFB-GDG-Guts.pdf



Attending the Big Game

Fiesta Bowl Serving the community since 1971

There a number of restrictions when attending the big game(s).

They are pretty much the standard restrictions that we are all used to dealing with for the past decade or more.

Mirage Limousines will help you to remember them. We have years of experience with these big games.

If you would like to review the restrictions for yourself, you can see them here.

Fans will NOT be allowed to bring in:

• Aerosol cans
• Alcohol
• Animals (except for service animals)
• Any item deemed inappropriate or hazardous by stadium security
• Bags larger than 12” x 12” x 12” with no one dimension or side larger than 12” (small fanny packs, backpacks, purses and diaper bags, if accompanied by a baby/infant, are allowed)
• Banners or signs larger than 3’ x 2’ (obscene language prohibited)• Beverages, beverage containers, bottles, cans and thermoses (one factory-sealed, non-frozen 500 mL/16.9 fl.oz. bottle of clear water per person is allowed)
• Brooms, poles or sticks of any kind
• Cameras with professional photo lenses larger than eight inches and mono/tripods
• Selfie Sticks
• Chewing tobacco and E-cigarettes
• Clothing deemed obscene or indecent
• Coolers of any kind
• Fireworks
• Folding chairs
• Food (except for children under 2 years of age)
• Footballs and beach balls
• Laptop computers (tablet devices are allowed)
• Laser pointers
• Noisemakers including but not limited to whistles, horns, bells, etc.
• Radios (except personal radios accompanied with headphones)
• Radio frequency scanning devices
• Rollerblades or skateboards
• Strollers must be checked at a Guest Services location within the stadium; small umbrella strollers must collapse and fit underneath seat
• Umbrellas larger than 12” in length
• Video cameras
• Weapons including, but not limited to, firearms and knives

Mirage Limousines has you covered. If you cannot remember this whole list, trust us to keep you informed. If you would like more information about what is and is not allowed,follow this link: https://fiestabowl.org/fiesta-bowl/



Your Ride is Waiting

Mirage Limousines has more limos and party buses than anyone else. We have a huge showroom on Scottsdale Rd in Scottsdale, AZ, come see your car.

Mirage Limousines Hummer Limousine

These are just a few of our vehicles. Visit the Fleet Page to see them all.

The limos, both stretch sedans and stretch SUV’s are isolated here.

Mirage Limousines wants to be your ride to the big game.

You should just enjoy your guests and the big game(s). Its the holidays for Pete’s sake.

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You know the traffic at the stadium is going to, well, stink. The parking lots will be hectic. And when you are ready to leave you will have to sit in your car and wait your turn. Do you get upset in traffic? Don’t let your guests see that.

Get yourself a driver. That way, you can be celebrating with your guests while your driver fights the traffic. Let the party begin the moment you step out your door. And not end until you are back at your door.

Super Bowl 49 Party Bus with Seattle Flag Party buses? You bet. More than anyone. Its like a broken record, we know. Find them all here.

Mirage Limousines wants you to tailgate with us. We have many years of experience tailgating at big games. We know what you can and cannot do, we know the parking restrictions and more. Whether in a limo or a party bus, trust Mirage Limousines to tailgate in style.

The Fleet Page lists everything. It has images and amenities. All of our vehicles are really deluxe. We even have standard luxury vehicles like a BMW and an Escalade.



See It Before You Book It

Mirage Limousines wants you to see it before you book it. Anyone can say they have a limo. You’ve heard the one about the bridge. Don’t go there.

Come here!

Mirage Limousines

813 N Scottsdale Rd

Scottsdale, AZ 85257

(480) 970-7700 Call 24/7

Showroom Hours:

Mon-Fri 10 am – 5 pm

Sat 9 am – 6 pm

Sun Call First