The Boca Raton Bowl, which is scheduled for Tuesday, December 20, is approaching its third year in Palm Beach County. The game will be televised on ESPN at 7 p.m. ET from FAU Stadium, located on the campus of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.
“The community has rallied around the Boca Raton Bowl as one of Palm Beach County’s holiday traditions and we are pleased that our 2016 game day and time falls in line with what has been successful the first two years,” said Doug Mosley, Executive Director of the Boca Raton Bowl. “We believe this day and time makes participating in the events around the Boca Raton Bowl very accessible for families, businesses and visitors as they plan their holiday season activities, including what has become tabbed as ‘Boca’s Biggest Annual Outdoor Party’. We are looking forward to another great event this year.”
The inaugural game was played on Tuesday, December 23, 2014, when Marshall University, the champion of Conference USA, defeated Northern Illinois University, the champion of the Mid-American Conference 52-23. The 2015 game brought a defensive battle to Boca Raton which ended with the University of Toledo defeating No.24 Temple University 32-17. “We are proud that the Boca Raton Bowl is quickly becoming a tradition for Boca Raton,” said Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie. “From the moment the game date is announced we look forward to finding out which teams will play and we enjoy all of the excitement that comes with their arrival and game day.”
“We are excited to know the Boca Raton Bowl will be hosted on the Tuesday before the Christmas Holiday here in Palm Beach County” said Glenn Jergensen, Executive Director of the County Tourist Development Council. “Continuing as a night game, the week before season officially kicks off in the Palm Beaches, is welcomed news to the hoteliers, restaurants and tourism partners, and adding to the prime-time television coverage on ESPN, makes this a winner for all parties.” For more information visit thebocaratonbowl.com.