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Bowl game’s turf begins arriving in Bullhead City

December 29, 2018

BULLHEAD CITY — Pieces of the field used by players from TCU and the University of California in Wednesday night’s Cheez-It Bowl at Chase Field in Phoenix began arriving Thursday night in Bullhead City.

Rolls of turf on flatbed trucks were being unloaded for transplant onto Firebird Field at Rotary Park. Rolls of sod will continue arriving today and possibly Saturday.

The donation to the city from Fiesta Bowl Charities, together with BHHS Legacy Foundation, is worth about $250,000. Along with the 80,000 square feet of grass for the new field will be installation of a Fiesta Bowl custom electronic scoreboard as well as repairs to Firebird Field’s bleachers, goalposts and other improvements. Donating the college bowl’s field to another community has become a tradition for Fiesta Bowl Charities.

The Cheez-It Bowl, previously known as the Cactus Bowl, was won 10-7 in overtime by TCU. A large contingent of Bullhead City representatives was at the game.