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Phoenix billboard: 'This is Wildcat country'

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The billboard stands near Sky Harbor Airport for travelers to see after flying into Phoenix. The billboard stands near Sky Harbor Airport for travelers to see after flying into Phoenix.

PHOENIX (KOLD) - The University of Arizona is proclaiming the Phoenix area as "Wildcat country" with a new billboard by the airport.

UA Athletic Director Greg Byrne shared the news in his weekly emailed newsletter.

"This isn't the University of Tucson – it's the University of Arizona," Byrne said.

The billboard, which stands tall and proud near the intersection of Interstate 10 and 48th Street, reads: "Welcome to Arizona, this is Wildcat Country."

The sign is clad with red, blue and the "A".

"We want to make sure that people traveling through the Phoenix airport know that all of Arizona is Wildcat Country," Byrne said in the email.

The picture attached to this story is courtesy of Byrne, who took the photo with his cell phone.

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