Las Vegas Bowl Announces 2018 Date and Time
LAS VEGAS – The 27th Las Vegas Bowl will be played Saturday, Dec. 15, 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 July 9. Prices, depending on location, range from $35-$250. Visit www.lvbowl.com for more ticket information.
This will mark the sixth consecutive year and seventh time overall that the Las Vegas Bowl will appear on ABC. It will be the seventh consecutive Saturday kickoff and 12th in the event’s history. It will also be the bowl’s 12th day game and the earliest date since 1995 when the game was played Dec. 14.
“The first Saturday of bowl season has proved to be a fantastic spot for us as far as attendance and viewership so we are pleased to play there again in 2018,” said Las Vegas Bowl Executive Director John Saccenti. “Our visitors love playing that time of day as we get to show off the Entertainment Capital of the World on ABC.”
Last year’s edition saw No. 25 Boise State defeat Oregon 38-28 in front of the ninth-largest crowd in Las Vegas Bowl history.
The Las Vegas Bowl is one of 14 bowl games owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN.
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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; 14 college bowl games, 12 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.
ESPN Events also manages the Big 12 Corporate Partner Program.
Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl (Houston); AdvoCare Texas Kickoff (Houston); Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl (St. Petersburg, Fla.); Bahamas Bowl (Nassau); Birmingham Bowl (Alabama); Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl (Florida); Camping World Kickoff (Orlando, Fla.); Celebration Bowl (Atlanta); Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Boise); Frisco Bowl (Frisco, Texas); Gildan New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque); Guardian Credit Union FCS Kickoff (Montgomery, Ala.); Hawai’i Bowl (Honolulu); Las Vegas Bowl (Nevada); Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth); MEAC/SWAC Challenge (Atlanta); Raycom Media Camellia Bowl (Montgomery, Ala.); The Home Depot College Football Awards Presented by Gildan (Atlanta) and Heart of Dallas Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth)
AdvoCare Invitational (Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.); Armed Forces Classic (Fort Bliss, Texas); College Basketball Awards Presented by Wendy’s (Los Angeles); Gildan Charleston Classic (South Carolina); Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Honolulu); Jimmy V Men’s Classic presented by Corona (New York City); Jimmy V Women’s Classic presented by Corona (Hartford, Conn.); Myrtle Beach Invitational (Conway, S.C.); NIT Season Tip-Off (Brooklyn, N.Y.); Puerto Rico Tip-Off; State Farm Champions Classic (Indianapolis) and Wooden Legacy (Fullerton, Calif.)
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