Fiesta Bowl to host BCS title game in 2011

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PHOENIX (AP) -- The Fiesta Bowl will remain in the Bowl Championship Series for the next four-year cycle and will play host to the national title game on Jan. 10, 2011.

Fiesta Bowl officials announced Wednesday that the bowl had survived the bid process to remain a part of college football's elite post-season system through the 2013 season.

The Fiesta Bowl will play host to two BCS games after the 2010 season -- the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 1, 2011, and the BCS title game nine days later. Both games will be played at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. The organization will also host the Insight Bowl, which is tentatively scheduled for Dec. 31, 2010.

An Arizona State University study shows the last time the Fiesta Bowl hosted three games in one post-season, it generated $401.7 million for the local economy, .

For the Fiesta, the price of remaining a part of the BCS is expected to increase to about $32 million in the next cycle, up from $30 million in the present cycle.

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