Greenville, North Carolina is bidding for a new college football bowl game in 2020. The Bar-B-Q Bowl, if selected, will be played at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, home of the East Carolina Pirates.
Camping World Stadium is ocated in the West Lakes neighborhood of Orlando. It is also home to the Cure Bowl and the Camping World Bowl. The stadium has served as home to UCF Football until 2007 and various football teams such as the Orlando Panthers, Orlando Renegades, Florida Tuskers, and the Orlando Fantasy. Orlando City SC also played soccer here until their own stadium opened and two seperate WrestleMania’s have been held here. In 2014 major restorations occurred to Camping World Stadium. The stadium’s upper level seating were retained, but the entire lower bowl structure was demolished and replaced. The best part of the remodel is the better seats and the three big video boards.
Eagle Bank was the initial sponsor of the then-named EagleBank Bowl until 2010 and the name was changed to the Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman. In 2013, the Military Bowl was moved from Washington, DC’s RFK Stadium to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium at the U.S. Naval Academy. The events surrounding the bowl game are still generally held in and around DC. Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium is a special place to watch a game. If you are lucky to see the home team in action, it makes it even better. The Military Bowl is worth a watch no matter what.
Originally called the Fort Worth Bowl, in 2006 it was renamed the Armed Forces Bowl, with a commitment to honor past and present Armed Forces members. This bowl game is unique as being the only bowl game to have all three service academies as past participants, along with recognizing all five service branches. Lockheed Martin took a sponsorship role in 2014, and currently has a contract through 2019.
Played in the same NFL stadium that is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Belk Bowl is an annual college football postseason matchup that features a team from the Atlantic Coast Conference versus a team from the Southeastern Conference. However, while the venue is a great stadium with all the modern amenities, the game is not always well-attended, depending on which teams are invited to participate.
College football fans know that a lot of bowl games are not very well-attended, in part because many of the teams play so far from home, but also because some of the games are not very meaningful, or feature subpar teams, or perhaps the weather is just too darn cold in December. All of that said, the Frisco Bowl may have found the perfect recipe – played at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, home of FC Dallas and with a capacity of only 20,500, the Frisco Bowl doesn’t have to sell many tickets for the stadium to fill up, and at least in its inaugural year, the Frisco Bowl brought in two relatively close teams, allowing fans the chance to see their teams take the field one last time before season’s end.