Game Facts

DATE & TIME:

The 27th edition of the Las Vegas Bowl will be played Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, at 12:30 p.m. (PT).

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LOCATION:

Sam Boyd Stadium will be the host of the Las Vegas Bowl for 13th year in a row.

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PARTICIPANTS:

The 2018 Las Vegas Bowl will feature opponents from the Pac-12 and Mountain West Conferences.

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ATTENDANCE:

Held every December since 1992, the Las Vegas Bowl has boasted sold-out attendance for eight of the last 13 years at Sam Boyd Stadium, including the second-largest team sporting event crowd in state history of 42,213 people in 2015.

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TELEVISION:

2018 will mark the sixth consecutive year that the Las Vegas Bowl has appeared on ABC. It will be the seventh consecutive Saturday kickoff and 12th in the event’s history. It will also be the 12th time the bowl has been played in the daytime.

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RADIO:

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

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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.

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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.

HOST HOTELS

Mandalay Bay Resort (Pac-12)

Hard Rock Hotel (Mountain West)