It’s nearly that time of the year, college football bowl season. While bowl games are a dime a dozen these days, the historic Capital One Orange Bowl clearly stands out from the rest. The second-oldest bowl game in the country, the Orange Bowl has pitted two of the nation’s top college football teams in a winner-take-all matchup every year since 1935. It even served as the college football national championship in 2001 and 2005. Last year, the Wisconsin Badgers® took down the hometown Miami Hurricanes®, the first time a Big Ten team has won the game since 2010.
This year, the game will serve as a playoff semi-final between the top-rated Alabama Crimson Tide® and fourth-ranked Oklahoma Sooners®, as the teams square off for a trip to the national championship. It will also feature two of the finalists for the Heisman Trophy®, annually awarded to the nation’s top player, in Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray. With so much history and a title game appearance up for grabs, it’s no secret Hard Rock Stadium is the place to be on December 29th, 2018.
If you’re visiting Miami for the Orange Bowl game and festivities, the Hilton Miami Downtown is the place to stay. We’re conveniently located near many of Miami’s top attractions, including South Beach and the Wynwood Arts District, and a quick, 20-minute drive from the stadium. Come enjoy a relaxing soak and take in the views from our rooftop pool and enjoy a unique dish from the celebrated chefs at our onsite restaurant, Brisa Bistro. Book your stay today for an unforgettable college football experience in sunny, lively South Florida.