Bowl Facts

Date & Time:

The Las Vegas Bowl will be played Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at 12:30 p.m. (PST). It will be the 22nd edition of the game, which is now the 16th-oldest bowl in the FBS lineup.


Sam Boyd Stadium will again serve as the venue for the Las Vegas Bowl.


The 2012 Las Vegas Bowl attracted 33,217 fans to Sam Boyd Stadium. Six of the last eight games were sellouts, including the 2006 matchup between Oregon and BYU that welcomed a state-record 44,615 fans.


The 2013 Las Vegas Bowl will feature either the champion or first selection from the Mountain West (MW) against the fifth selection from the Pacific-12 Conference (Pac-12).


The Las Vegas Bowl will be televised by ABC-TV for only the second time in its history. The 2001 Christmas Day matchup between Utah and USC was the first.


The Las Vegas Bowl will be heard throughout the country and overseas by Sports USA and along the American Forces Radio Network.

ESPN Regional:

In May of 2001, the Las Vegas Bowl was acquired by ESPN Regional Television (ERT), a subsidiary of ESPN, Inc. As part of the agreement, ERT assumed responsibility for the Las Vegas Bowl's organization, operation, sponsorship, marketing efforts and more.

Conference Affiliations:

In August 2009, the bowl announced that it had agreed to extend its contract with both the Pac-12 Conference (fifth selection) and Mountain West (first selection) through the 2013 season. The two regional rival leagues have been facing each other in the game on an annual basis since 2001.

Bowl Events:

To be announced soon.

Host Hotels:

Mandalay Bay Resort (Pac-12)

Hard Rock Hotel (Mountain West)


Each team selected receives an allotment of 11,000 tickets. Tickets for this year's Las Vegas Bowl go on sale to the public Aug. 5, 2013, and will remain at the same levels ($25, $35, $55, $100) as last year until Sunday, Dec. 7, when prices will increase by $10 each. For more information on tickets or sponsorship opportunities call (702) 732-3912.