LAS VEGAS – The 26th Las Vegas Bowl will be played Saturday, Dec. 16, at 12:30 p.m. PT (3:30 p.m. ET) at Sam Boyd Stadium. The game will be televised nationally on ABC, featuring the top choice from the Mountain West against the sixth pick from the Pac-12 Conference.
Tickets go on sale to the general public June 6. Prices, depending on location, range from $35-$250. Visit www.lvbowl.com for more ticket information.
This will mark the fifth consecutive year and sixth time overall that the Las Vegas Bowl will appear on ABC. It will be the sixth consecutive Saturday kickoff and 11th in the event’s history. It will also be the bowl’s 11th day game and the earliest date since 1995 when the game was played Dec. 14.
“The first Saturday of bowl season has been a great spot for our game, both for fans in the stadium and viewers at home,” said Las Vegas Bowl Executive Director John Saccenti. “We have enjoyed fantastic weather the last five years at that time of day and we always love appearing on ABC.”
Last year’s edition saw San Diego State down Houston 34-10 as the Las Vegas Bowl reached the quarter-century mark.
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