The Game

Date & Time:

The 2015 Las Vegas Bowl was played Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at 12:30 p.m. (PST). The 2016 Las Vegas Bowl will be the 25th 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.


Owned and operated by ESPN Events, the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl has been held each December since 1992 and boasted sold-out attendance in seven of the last 10 years at Sam Boyd Stadium. The game has enjoyed 10 straight years of crowds counting more than 32,000.


The 2016 Las Vegas Bowl will feature the champion or first selection from the Mountain West (MW)  against the sixth selection from the Pacific-12 Conference (Pac-12).


2015 marked the third consecutive year and fourth time overall that the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl will appear on ABC. It will be the fourth consecutive Saturday kickoff and ninth in the event’s history. It was also the bowl’s ninth day game.


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

ESPN Events:

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

Conference Affiliations:

In 2014, the bowl announced that it had agreed to extend its contract with both the Pac-12 Conference (sixth selection) and Mountain West (first selection) through the 2019 season. The two regional rival leagues have been facing each other in the game on an annual basis since 2001.

Bowl Events:

Click here to look at all of the great Las Vegas Bowl Week Events

Host Hotels:

Mandalay Bay Resort (Pac-12)

Hard Rock Hotel (Mountain West)


Tickets will be available for purchase later this summer. Stay tuned for more information or call 702-732-3912.