Published On: Mon, May 15th, 2017

Date Announced for this Year’s Boca Bowl

By: Zach Evans

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The Boca Raton Bowl, going on its fourth year since its inauguration in 2014, will be played Tuesday, December 19 at 7 p.m. It will be broadcasted on ESPN and ESPN Radio and will be played at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton.

“The Tuesday before Christmas will once again be the day for ‘Boca’s Biggest Annual Outdoor Party’- the fourth annual Boca Raton Bowl,” said Boca Raton Bowl Executive Director, Doug Mosley. “This has become an annual holiday tradition in Palm Beach County.”

For the second straight year, the Conference USA (C-USA) champion will face off against the American Athletic Conference (AAC) champions at FAU Stadium.

The Boca Raton Resort will host the C-USA champions, and the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens will host the champion of the AAC.

Activities for the Bowl game will begin when both teams arrive on December 15.

“The Tourism Industry in Palm Beach County is excited to have the Boca Raton Bowl returning for the fourth year to the Palm Beaches and Boca Raton just before the Christmas Holiday,” said Glenn Jergensen, Executive Director of the County Tourist Development Council. “With prime-time coverage on ESPN, this makes our sports tourism event a winner for the county welcoming families and friends from those colleges that earned a chance to play in the Boca Raton Bowl.”

Last year, 24,726 fans watched as the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers routed the Memphis Tigers 51-31. With an average attendance of 26,683 in the last three years, the Boca Bowl continues to grow as a staple of the city of Boca Raton during the month of December.

“We are proud that the Boca Raton Bowl is quickly becoming a tradition for Boca Raton, and we are excited about the fourth annual game,” said Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie. “From the moment the game day is announced we look forward to finding out which teams will play and we enjoy all of the excitement that comes with their arrival and game day.”

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