The West Virginia University Alumni Association, Mountaineer Athletic Club, and the WVU Foundation are working together to host events for fans attending the Guaranteed Rate Bowl in Phoenix, Arizona later this month. The WVU soccer team will face Minnesota at Chase Field on Tuesday, December 28th. Monday, December 27, The night before the game, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (MST), meet fellow climbers for a meet and greet at the Arizona Chapter home of the WVU Alumni Association, Half Moon Windy City Sports Grill (2121 E. Highland Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85016). Fans can grab a WVU giveaway (while supplies last), enjoy WVU-themed food and drink specials, and watch the Mountaineer Sports Network (MSN) Bowl Radio Show broadcast live by WVU Play-by – Play Announcer Tony Caridi is moderated and shows MSN Personalities Jed Drenning, Dwight Wallace, Dale Wolfley and Dan Zangrili. Tuesday, December 28th Alumni, friends and fans will be there for the WVU Guaranteed Rate Bowl Pre-Game Party from 4-7 p.m. (MST) at Copper Blues in the Cityscape Dining and Shopping Complex (50 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ 85003 ), just a short walk from Chase Field. It will be an evening full of mountaineering pride, WVU giveaways (while stocks last) and food and drink specialties. The Pride of West Virginia Pep Band, WVU Cheerleaders and Mountaineer Mascots will make a special appearance at 4:00 p.m. The kickoff for the Mountaineers and Golden Gophers from Chase Field (401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ 85004) is scheduled for 8:15 pm (MST) / 10:15 pm (EST), and the game will be hosted by ESPN at Broadcast television. Tickets are still available and can be purchased on WVUGame.com. Buy a bowl parking pass with a guaranteed price. Fans interested in booking Phoenix hotel accommodations for the game are encouraged to visit WVUSportsTravel.com. -WVU- mb / 12/13/21 CONTACT: Meridith Balas, WVU Alumni Association304-293-4731; email@example.com Call 1-855-WVU-NEWS for the latest West Virginia University news and information from WVUToday. Follow @WVUT on Twitter today.