Iowa Head Coach Kirk Ferentz met with reporters 'On the Side' after his main bowl press conference…
Demand for this game is also blistering hot, only outpaced by demand for Orange Bowl seats and tickets, during the Kirk Ferentz era.
HawkeyeNation.com has put together our 6th Iowa Bowl Travel Package, and as of 10:00pm central time on Sunday night, we were down to fewer than FIVE remaining rooms (barring any cancellations) at our Downtown Tampa Hyatt Regency Hotel. This is the fastest 'sellout' we have ever had for a hotel, as Sunday was the day Iowa officially accepted a bid to the Outback Bowl.
If you miss out on our Hyatt property, that doesn't mean you will be left out in the cold Iowa nights if you act quickly, as we are now reserving packages for our second hotel, the Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza.
This hotel is conveniently located just five miles from Downtown Tampa, and we will be providing Charter Coach transportation to and from the Hawkeye Huddle, in addition to the standard transportation to and from the airport and to and from the Outback Bowl.
As some of you may have experienced, airline tickets from Des Moines to Tampa are a) getting scarce to non-existent, b) very high priced, or c) both.
HawkeyeNation.com's Charter and Land Only packages take all of the hassle out of traveling, and we put together several amenities that make the price very attractive.
If you fly with us, you will be on a plane full of Iowa Hawkeye fans traveling to the bowl game. In fact, it will be exclusively filled with Hawkeye fans, as it's our very own chartered plane!
Here is a list of our trip's amenities:
-Roundtrip non-stop air from Des Moines, IA to Tampa, FL
-Depart Des Moines on Tuesday, December 30th and return on Friday, January 2nd
-Three night accommodations at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza
-Round trip transfers via deluxe motorcoach to the game
-Official Outback Bowl Souvenir
-Shuttle service from the hotel to the Hawkeye Huddle
-Shuttle service from the hotel to downtown Tampa on Wednesday, December 31st
-Roundtrip deluxe motorcoach transfers between the airport and hotel Luggage handling and porterage at the airport and hotel
-Welcome reception at the hotel
-Staff on-site to assist
-Credential holder & lanyard
-All taxes and gratuities
-Game tickets are available to be added to your package!
Given that just getting to Tampa via airplane is a challenge out of Des Moines right now, and it's not cheap, there is no better way to go than with one of our travel packages, guaranteeing you will be surrounded by Hawkeye fans from the moment you step on the plane until the minute you land back in Des Moines on January 2nd.
But do not delay; thousands of Iowa fans are looking for transportation and lodging in Tampa, just like you. This trip will sell out, likely by the end of this week, if not earlier.
To view our tour packages, CLICK HERE to go to our website, www.hawkeyenationbowl.com
So we'll see you on board the HawkeyeNation.com Express!