2017 Gildan New Mexico Bowl

The game will kick-off in Albuquerque on December 16th at the UNM Football Stadium at 2:30 pm MT (4:30 pm ET) and will be aired nationally on ESPN and ESPN Radio. This game is on the first day of the college football's bowl season and pits Marshall (Conference USA) against the Colorado State University (Mountain West).

During the game, stop by the Albuquerque visitor information booth on the northeast concourse for coupons and an Official Visitors Guide. With the stadium as your backdrop, commemorate your visit to the Gildan New Mexico Bowl with a photo inside the Albuquerque picture frame! This life-size frame is located at the northeast end of the field. Photos are free!

Don't miss the Pep Rally and Battle of the Bands on Friday, December 15th at 4 pm for both teams in Albuquerque's Historic Old Town Plaza. This event is free and open to the public and provides the head coaches, team captains and their school’s respective cheerleaders, band and mascot a chance to interact with the fans.

Celebrate the Season

This time of year, Albuquerque is filled with vibrant and authentic holiday traditions, bright lights, and superb shopping. Explore the local holiday cheer and plan your Gildan New Mexico Bowl vacation with coupons, hotels, restaurants and more! View More...

Five Ways to Enjoy Albuquerque While in Town for the Gildan New Mexico Bowl

Leave time before and after the big game to experience all that the city has to offer. From life-size walk-through holiday light displays to stunning city views from 10,000 feet up, Albuquerque is yours for the loving. View More...

Dining

In this 300-year-old city, it’s easy to find chefs serving dishes that have been part of the region’s culinary lore for generations. But the local dining scene has also witnessed a culinary revolution of late. Entrepreneurial-minded chefs from around the world have brought their own styles and recipes to Albuquerque, while sourcing local and seasonal ingredients and sometimes even tweaking those time-honored New Mexico dishes. Indeed, whether your appetite leans toward the classics or you’re more inclined toward adventurous eating, Albuquerque’s best eats satisfy a diverse spectrum of tastes and styles View More...

Breweries

Albuquerque has an astonishing number of craft breweries and taprooms; there are more than 40 in the metro area! Many of them—such as the venerable Marble Brewery and popular Red Door Brewing Company and up-and-coming Boese Brothers and Sidetrack Brewing—are conveniently located Downtown. Also in this area is Rio Bravo Brewing Company, which serves up live entertainment and games like cornhole, ping pong and darts in addition to their tasty brews. View More...

Museums & Cultural Centers

Albuquerque’s numerous museums and cultural centers provide you with a unique and in-depth perspective on diverse topics covering art, history, culture, science, nature and unique topics such as hot air ballooning and turquoise. View More...

Outdoor Recreation

The sun shines on Albuquerque 310 days a year—even as fresh Rocky Mountain powder blankets the backside of the Sandia Mountains. The city’s weather and landscape, from mountain peaks to the waters of the Rio Grande, and access to parkland—more per capita than any city of its size in the U.S.—make Albuquerque a natural playground. View More...