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Welcome to the Official Northwestern Alumni Association Outback Bowl Tour! To ensure that all goes smoothly, please read the following information carefully, as it will provide valuable details about your gameday package. Please remember to visit the NAA and Sports & Entertainment Travel Hospitality Desk to pick up your materials prior to gameday. Thank you for choosing us, and we look forward to seeing you in Tampa!

Distributed at the Hotel NAA and Sports & Entertainment Travel Hospitality Desk
• Final Confirmation
• Credential Name Badge, Lanyard, and Ticket Holder
• Souvenir Pin
• N Zone Tailgate Party Pass
• Game Day Walking Maps
• Game Ticket (if added on as part of your Sports & Entertainment Travel package purchase)

The NAA and Sports & Entertainment Travel Hospitality Desk will be located inside the main lobby at the Marriott Waterside Hotel. It will be staffed during your stay to provide assistance and for you to pick up your documents. Hours below.

Wednesday, December 30: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Thursday, December 31: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Daily Itinerary

Please Note: Tampa is on Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Friday, January 1 – HAPPY NEW YEAR!

8:30 am

Motor coach transportation departs from the Marriott Waterside. Motor coaches will begin loading at 8:15 am.

9:00 am

N Zone Tailgate at Hillsborough Community College soccer field.

The N Zone tailgate includes: a pregame buffet, beverages including beer and wine, face painting, and door prize drawings to win signed items by Head Football Coach Pat Fitzgerald. Be sure to arrive on time to enjoy entertainment by the Wildcat Marching Band, cheerleaders, and Willie the Wildcat and to hear remarks by President Morty Schapiro and Northwestern Vice President for Athletics and Recreation Jim Phillips.

11:30 am

Outback Bowl Pregame activities at Raymond James Stadium.

12:00 pm

30th Outback Bowl Game Kickoff at Raymond James Stadium

#13 Northwestern Wildcats vs #23 Tennessee Volunteers – GO WILDCATS!

Following the Game

Please see your itinerary card for additional details regarding the drop-off and pickup locations for the motor coaches when you check-in.

Tour Hotel

Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina

700 S Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602
Valet: $24/day
Short-Term Valet (Daytime Only): $18/day
Self-Parking: $9.50/day

For Pre-Trip Inquiries Please Call the Following Number:

 Sports & Entertainment Travel
8:00 am – 7:00 pm CST
Saturday – Sunday
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm CST

Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day