The Iowa Hawkeyes will be taking on the LSU Tigers in the 2014 Outback Bowl. It was an exciting and surprising season of Iowa football and the Hawkeyes are returning to one of their most favored bowl destinations, the Outback Bowl in beautiful Tampa, Florida. You can read our initial look at the game at this link.
This will be Iowa’s 4th trip to the Outback Bowl and the Hawkeyes have always represented well in this contest, both on and off the field. When Iowa fans come to Tampa, they invade the city.
HawkeyeNation.com will be teaming up with the Iowa Alumni Association for this trip, the fourth consecutive bowl trip we have worked together on dating back to the 2010 Orange Bowl. We will also be using PrimeSport, which is a new name but the same excellent company I have been working with dating back to the 2004 Outback Bowl (formerly Premiere Sports Travel).
This year, services will be exclusively out of Cedar Rapids; there will be no Des Moines option with this package. But it’s a short drive over to the Cedar Rapids Airport and you’ll travel in Rock Star style, rolling onto the tarmac and onto private busses which whisk you to perhaps the finest and most convenient property you can stay at while in Tampa for a bowl game; the Mariott Waterside Hotel. (Here is a link to the property)
It’s just across the street from the convention center where the Hawkeye Huddle will be held and a short walk and shorter trolley ride to the popular nightlight spot, Channelside. The Florida Aquarium is right next door as well, as is a movie theater complex. The trolley outside the hotel will take you to Ybor City if you wish, another excellent nightlife location.
This will be the first time HawkeyeNation will have stayed at this property, but it’s been home to the Alumni Association for every Outback Bowl trip. While we’ve had nice properties, nothing can match the Mariott-Waterside for the mix of excellence and convenience.
Here are the Package Inclusions
-Round-trip charter air service from Cedar Rapids, IA
(A minimum of 140 passengers is needed for the charter to operate)
-Depart from Cedar Rapids, IA on Monday, December 30
-Depart Tampa, FL on Thursday, January 2
-Round-trip transfers between the airport and hotel
-Deluxe hotel accommodations at the Marriott Waterside Hotel
-Check-in Monday, December 30
-Check-out Thursday, January 2
-Luggage handling and porterage at the arrival airport and the hotel
-Official University of Iowa Alumni Association hospitality desk at the hotel
-Exclusive UIAA welcome gathering on December 30
-Hawkeye Huddle Pep Rally-(transfers are not included, walkable from the Marriott Waterside Hotel)
FREE event, hosted by the UI Alumni Association and National I-Club, includes cash refreshments, snacks, door prizes, Herky, and the Iowa cheerleaders
-Outback Bowl game ticket in the Iowa Section: If you are a season ticket holder, we suggest you secure your game ticket directly with the UI Athletics. Ticket Office at 800-424-2957 to obtain your season ticket holder status and then deduct the ticket price from your package
-Round-trip deluxe motor coach transfers to the pregame/game
-Official UIAA pregame event with a hot buffet lunch/brunch, beverages, and entertainment
-Post-bowl refreshments on motor coaches after the game, to include beverages and dry snacks
-Official UIAA Outback Bowl Tour souvenir
-Name badge, luggage tags, lanyard and plastic ticket holder
-PrimeSport staff at your service
Air/Land Prices listed are per person
Child (2-12) $1334
Deluxe Land Only Prices listed are per person
-Land only costs include all of the air/land features except air, airport transfers and luggage handling.
Child (2-12) $484
CALL 855-399-2550 now to reserve your spot, or visit www.hawkeyesporttravel.com to reserve your trip online.