Boca Raton Bowl Announced December 23 for Inaugural Game
14 May, 2014
ESPN Events Owned and Operated Game to be Played at FAU Stadium
The first edition of the Boca Raton Bowl is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 23, at 6 p.m. ET. The inaugural game will be televised on ESPN and played at FAU Stadium on the campus of Florida Atlantic University.
“There is a high level of excitement for the new Boca Raton Bowl," said Doug Mosley, Boca Raton Bowl, executive director. "We have a beautiful venue in FAU Stadium and a very engaged community in Palm Beach County. We're looking forward to a first-class event for the participating teams, the fans and the ESPN viewing audience.”
The Mid-American Conference, Conference USA and American Athletic Conference are the affiliated conferences for the Boca Raton Bowl. The MAC and C-USA are slated to appear in the first game this December.
FAU Stadium opened in 2011 and seats 29,419.
The Boca Raton Bowl is one of 11 owned and operated bowl games by ESPN Events, a subsidiary of ESPN.
ESPN Events: ESPN Events, a subsidiary of ESPN, owns and operates a large portfolio of collegiate sporting events worldwide. The roster includes two Labor Day weekend college football games; 11 college bowl games and eight college basketball events, which accounts for approximately 200 hours of programming, reaches almost 64 million viewers and attracts over a half a million attendees each year. With satellite offices in Boca Raton, Boise, Birmingham, Dallas-Fort Worth, Albuquerque, St. Petersburg and Las Vegas, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.
ESPN Events also manages the Big 12 Corporate Partner Program.
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