This year's Capital One Orange Bowl will be December 30th at 8pm. As usual, it'll be held at South Florida's Hard Rock Stadium, and it's sure to be exciting. Whether you're rooting for Wisconsin or Miami, the time to prepare is now. Get those jerseys cleaned and pressed. Do some vocal exercises so your trash talking and hollering is at its optimum level. Figure out who'll be the best person to experience the game with. And most of all, make sure your tickets are squared away! Seating for the game is abundant, and tickets can get as high as $300; it all depends on how closely you want to experience every play. If this is your first year going to the game, there are a few things to consider beforehand. The Hard Rock is dedicated to the safety of guests, so they have a pretty clear set of rules in place. Bags, for example, must be clear, plastic, vinyl or PVC and have size regulations. You can also bring in a small clutch or purse, but it must be the size of a hand. For people with medial conditions, exceptions can be made, but all items have to go through an official inspection. For people with small children or babies, diapers and other supplies can be included in the clear, approved bag. If you're flying into town for the game and need a hotel for the Capital One Orange Bowl, the Fairfield Inn and Suites is perfect! We're near the airport, and we offer affordable rates, so feel free to pocket those savings and try your luck at the nearby Hard Rock Casino. Another important thing to know about the game: Over the last 15 years alone, the Orange Bowl has provided almost $1.5 million in scholarships to student athletes and institutions of higher learning. Going to the Orange Bowl certainly allows you to enjoy yourself, but you're also supporting the city you love and its future leaders while doing so. Now that's a Win.