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Fan guide to Colorado bowl games

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COLORADO SPRINGS -

Bowl season is almost here and two of Colorado's football teams will be trying to cap off their seasons with one more win.

CSU is heading to the Vegas Bowl, while the Air Force Falcon's are heading north to Boise Idaho for the Potato Bowl, both on December 20th.

The players have punched their tickets because of their play on the field, but it's not that easy for you.

When the bowl games were announced, tickets immediately went on sale. You can find cheap tickets online for about $30, but the academy said its important to buy tickets through them. That not only ensures you're sitting in the right section, but helps the program out.

"You need to buy tickets through us. The athletic department is required to buy tickets from the bowl game so anything you buy through us will go to off set costs and support our program," said Mitch Mann with the AFA Athletic Department.

Those tickets are $50 a piece and Mann said that's cheap compared to some other bowls.

"It's very reasonable. You'll see that's a pretty standard price across the country for bowl games especially in venue like you Boise. We think it's a great deal for our fans," said Mann.

But the hard part is getting there to use the tickets.

News 5 did some research and found most flights out of Colorado Springs are sold out. We did one leaving on the Friday before and returning on Sunday after for about $557. In Denver, it was about the same - $546.

Then you have hotel costs and that's where there's some good news.

Boise does have some deals on rooms within an mile of the stadium. The cheapest we found was $55, but the average is from $110-140.

Once you get there it won't be too hard to find your fellow falcon fans. The alumni association has you covered with a giant tailgate in tent city right outside the stadium. It will cost you about $40, but it will get you a little bit of everything.

"We'll have cheerleaders, the band, the live falconers. There will be food, beverages, and even giveaways. It will be a great time. It will also be warm because we'll have heaters," said Ashlee Peterson with the AFA Association of Graduates.

Speaking of heaters, it will likely be cold so you'll want to bundle up, but the academy said make sure that final layer is the right color.

"Blue. Blue head to toe. You want to make sure you're wearing your Air Force blue sweatshirts, Air Force hats, Air Force blue coats, pants. Everything. Just make sure its blue because that what the players will be wearing," said Peterson.

Lets not forget about Colorado State and the rams.

Tickets to the Vegas Bowl are little more expensive at $75.

It will be hard to get there as well. In Denver almost all the tickets are sold out, while in the Springs there are a few left for about $542.

Hotels will be where you save. Some of the popular hotels on the strip have rooms available for only about $70, but of course the big benefit to the Vegas Bowl will be the weather and all the extra attractions.

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