Redesigned Website Launched
MAACO Bowl Las Vegas New Look Found At MAACOBOWLLV.COM
LAS VEGAS - Along with a new title sponsor in 2009 comes a new home on the World Wide Web for MAACO Bowl Las Vegas.
A newly designed site for the annual college football classic went live in mid-August at the address www.maacobowllv.com.
''With MAACO coming aboard as our title sponsor this season, we thought it was a perfect time to refresh our look to better match our new logo,'' said MAACO Bowl Las Vegas Executive Director Tina Kunzer-Murphy. ''I think fans and media will find it easier to navigate and follow the road to the 2009 bowl.''
The cleaner, more user-friendly website continues to show off the world famous Las Vegas skyline in its masthead but now incorporates the red, blue and yellow colors from the new logo, which was unveiled in April.
The 2009 MAACO Bowl Las Vegas will be played Tuesday, Dec. 22, with kickoff scheduled for 5 p.m. PT at Sam Boyd Stadium. Tickets prices remained unchanged this year at $20, $30, $50 and $100 and can be reserved by phone at 1-866-388-FANS or online at www.unlvtickets.com. Group & Corporate Package information is available by phone at (702) 732-3912.
The MAACO Bowl Las Vegas, which is owned and operated by ESPN Regional Television (ERT), will be televised nationally on ESPN. Last year, the 17th edition of the bowl attracted 40,047 fans to Sam Boyd Stadium, which marked the fourth consecutive sellout crowd as Arizona defeated BYU 31-21.
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ESPN Regional Television/Event Ownership
The nation's largest syndicator of collegiate sports programming, ESPN Regional Television (ERT) annually produces more than 1,000 telecasts of sporting events. Programming includes football, basketball, NCAA events, golf and NHRA events accounting for more than 2,200 live and/or original hours of programming. In addition to event ownership, ERT is the production headquarters for ESPNU, the 24-hour college sports network; syndication rights-holder and producer of national, regional and local shows for college conferences (e.g. ? SEC, BIG EAST, Big 12, Mid-American, Sun Belt, WAC).
ESPN Regional Television markets and/or owns several sporting events, including collegiate football events: the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl (Fort Worth, Texas); MAACO Bowl Las Vegas; New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque); Papajohns.com Bowl (Birmingham, Ala.); Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl (Honolulu); St. Petersburg Bowl; the MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney (Orlando, Fla.); and The Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards; collegiate basketball events: the 76 Classic (Anaheim, Calif.); Charleston Classic (S.C.); ESPNU Road to the Championship (Women; San Antonio); Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Honolulu); Old Spice Classic (Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.); O'Reilly Auto Parts Puerto Rico Tip-Off (San Juan); SEC/BIG EAST Invitational; All-College Classic (Oklahoma City) and ESPNU BracketBusters; as well as the ESPN National Golf Challenge presented by Callaway. For more information, visit ESPNPlus.com.
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