PHOENIX â€” University of Phoenix Stadium's roof was open for the Dallas-Arizona NFL game Saturday night.
But the Fiesta Bowl will be played with the roof closed.
Andy Bagnato, the Fiesta's director of public relations, said the OU-Connecticut game will be played indoors.
â€œThat building is not heated,â€ Bagnato said. â€œIn the desert, it can get relatively chilly.â€
University of Phoenix Stadium opened in 2006; it has hosted four Fiesta Bowls and a BCS national championship game. Bognato said the roof has been opened for only one of those five games, the Ohio State-Florida national title game in January 2007, when it was slightly opened for a fireworks display.
â€œHeck, I don't care,â€ said OU coach Bob Stoops. â€œComing from up North a little ways, I'm sure the roof open would feel just fine to us.
â€œConnecticut, I'd imagine, would feel the same way. We'll see what all the fans want. That's usually what determines it.â€
Stoops said he and fellow Youngstown, Ohio, native Bo Pelini chatted before the Big 12 Championship Game and together wished the roof at Cowboys Stadium would be open.
â€œThe fans felt a little chilly, so they kept it closed,â€ Stoops said.