FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Boca Raton Bowl
May 10, 2017
BOCA RATON, Fla. (May 10, 2017) – The 2017 Boca Raton Bowl will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 19, as announced by executive director Doug Mosley. The game will be televised on ESPN and broadcasted on ESPN Radio at 7 p.m. ET from FAU Stadium, located on the campus of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.
“The Tuesday before Christmas will once again be the day for “Boca’s Biggest Annual Outdoor Party” – the fourth annual Boca Raton Bowl,” said Mosley. “This has become an annual holiday tradition in Palm Beach County.”
The 2017 Boca Raton Bowl will have primary tie-ins for teams from Conference USA and the American Athletic Conference for the second year in a row. The team from Conference USA will make its headquarters at the Boca Raton Resort and Spa and the American Athletic Conference team will be at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens.
“We are proud that the Boca Raton Bowl is quickly becoming a tradition for Boca Raton, and we are excited about the fourth annual bowl game.” 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.”
Bowl week activities will begin with the arrival of the participating teams on Friday, Dec. 15. Dates, times and sites for the team welcome parties, beach parties, luncheon, pep rallies and other bowl week activities will be released at a later date.
The Tourism Industry in Palm Beach County is excited to have the Boca Raton Bowl returning for the fourth year to the Palm Beaches and Boca Raton just before the Christmas Holiday” said Glenn Jergensen, Executive Director of the County Tourist Development Council. “A College Bowl game at night, the week before season officially kicks off in the Palm Beaches, is welcomed news to the hoteliers, restaurants and tourism partners. With prime-time television coverage on ESPN, this makes our sports tourism event a winner for the county, welcoming families and friends from those colleges that earn the chance to play in the Boca Raton Bowl.”
The Boca Raton Bowl is one of 13 bowl games owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN. In addition to Conference USA and the American Athletic Conference, the bowl has a tie-in with the Mid-American Conference. For more information on the Boca Raton Bowl, see its web site at THEBocaRatonBowl.com or follow through social media on Facebook (Facebook.com/BocaBowl), Twitter (@BocaBowl), and Instagram (@BocaBowl).
ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a large portfolio of 31 collegiate sporting events worldwide. The roster includes three Labor Day weekend college football games; FCS opening-weekend game; 13 college bowl games, 11 college basketball events and two college award shows, which accounts for approximately 300-plus hours of programming, reaches almost 64 million viewers and attracts over 700,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in Albuquerque, Birmingham, Boca Raton, Boise, Dallas-Fort Worth, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Montgomery and St. Petersburg, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.
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