BYU, Arizona announce three-game football series

Friday , April 12, 2013 - 5:41 PM

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PROVO— The Arizona Wildcats have announced a three-game football series with BYU, beginning with a game in Glendale in 2016.

The teams will meet in 2018 in Tucson and in 2020 in Provo.

The 2016 game will mark Arizona’s first at University of Phoenix Stadium, home of the Fiesta Bowl and the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals. It’s the first foray into the Phoenix area for the Wildcats for a game that doesn’t involve rival Arizona State.

“This is a great regional series and a unique opportunity for our large fan base in Arizona to see us play,” said BYU director of athletics Tom Holmoe. “Arizona has a great football tradition and University of Phoenix Stadium is an incredible NFL venue. I believe the venue and location will attract a lot of our fans in support of the Cougars.”

Arizona athletic director Greg Byrne noted that the Wildcats still have seven home games in Tucson in the 2016 season, in addition to the Phoenix-area game against BYU.

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