Posted May 27, 2021 | lasvegasbowl
LAS VEGAS – The SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl will be played Thursday, December 30 at 7:30 p.m. PT (10:30 p.m. ET) at Allegiant Stadium. This year’s game will be televised on ESPN and feature a team from the Pac-12 Conference against a team from the Big Ten Conference.
“Playing so close to New Year’s Day for the first time is a great way to highlight our new home at Allegiant Stadium in the Entertainment Capital of the World,” said John Saccenti, executive director of the SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl. “New Year’s Eve is a marquee holiday in Las Vegas, and what better way to kick off the celebration than a sensational bowl game.”
Saccenti added: “Our entire community looks forward to bringing a Big Ten team here this December and then an SEC representative next year as part of our new rotating matchup to take on the Pac-12.”
The annual college football postseason event features an alignment of three top conferences that feature 40 powerhouse brands spanning the nation. The Pac-12 will face a team from the Big Ten in 2021, ’23 and ’25 and a team from the Southeastern Conference in 2022 and ’24.
Tickets go on sale July 1. Visit www.lvbowl.com to purchase and for more information.
This will mark the first time a Las Vegas Bowl game is played after Christmas. Last year’s event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The most recent game was played Dec. 21, 2019, and saw Washington cruise to a 38-7 win over No. 19 Boise State in the final year played at Sam Boyd Stadium.
The SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl is one of 17 bowl games owned and operated by ESPN.
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About SRS Distribution
Founded in 2008 and headquartered in McKinney, Texas, SRS has grown to become one of the largest and fastest-growing building products distributors in the United States. Since their inception, SRS has established a differentiated growth strategy and entrepreneurial culture that is focused on serving their customers, partnering with their key suppliers, and attracting the industry’s best talent. SRS currently operates under a family of distinct local brands encompassing more than 440 locations across 45 states. For more information visit https://www.srsdistribution.com/.
About Allegiant Stadium
Located adjacent to the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, Allegiant Stadium is a global events destination, highlighted by the arrival of the NFL’s iconic Raiders in 2020. Allegiant Stadium, which won “Best Venue” honors at the 2020 World Football Summit Industry Awards, is ideally located for both visitors and locals, fully enclosed and climate-controlled with a capacity of 65,000. The technologically advanced stadium will host world-class entertainment including concerts and sporting events such as the Pac-12 Championship Game and Las Vegas Bowl and serves as the home of UNLV Football. The stadium project is expected to generate an economic benefit of $620 million annually while creating 6,000 permanent jobs in Southern Nevada. For more information on Allegiant Stadium, visit https://www.allegiantstadium.com/.
ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a portfolio of 34 collegiate sporting events nationwide. The roster includes five early-season college football games, 17 college bowl games, 11 college basketball events and a college softball event, which accounts for approximately 400 hours of live programming, reaches nearly 64 million viewers and attracts over 800,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in more than 10 markets across the country, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.