What to know about tickets, hotels, restaurants for the Music City Bowl

Iowa quarterback Spencer Petras, left, and offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz look on as the Hawkeyes offense drives the ball in the third quarter against Nebraska during an NCAA football game on Friday, Nov.  25, 2022, at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City.

Call it a rematch. The University of Iowa football program heads to the Music City Bowl in Nashville. Iowa faces the Kentucky Wildcats in a rematch of last season’s Citrus Bowl that Kentucky won in the final minutes. The game between the 7-5 Hawkeyes and 7-5 Wildcats of the Southeastern Conference takes place on New Year’s Eve at 11 am CT at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium, home of the Tennessee Titans. ABC will television the game.

For Hawkeye fans interested in traveling to Nashville to watch the game in person, here’s everything you need to know.

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On ticketmaster.com, Music City Bowl tickets range from $25 to $139 based on seat location. A few sections are sold out.

How do I get to Nashville?

An overview shot of Nissan Stadium and the Nashville skyline during last year's Music City Bowl between Tennessee and Purdue.

Airlines flying into the Des Moines International Airport unfortunately do not offer direct flights to Nashville. American Airlines, Delta, United and Southwest all offer connecting flights. According to Google Flights, a nearly four-hour flight with a connection that leaves on Friday, Dec. 30, and returns Sunday, Jan. 1, would cost close to $530.

Des Moines road trippers can hit the road for a 10-hour drive southeast across Iowa and through Missouri, Indiana and Kentucky to Tennessee. According to the AAA gas calculator, a vehicle that gets 25 miles per gallon can expect to spend about $164 roundtrip for the nearly 1,400 miles between Des Moines and Nashville.

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