Las Vegas Bowl Announces Extension With Pac-12
LAS VEGAS -- -
ESPN Regional Television (ERT), a subsidiary of ESPN, and the Las
Vegas Bowl have announced a six-year extension with the Pac-12
Conference that will keep the league competing in the game through
at least 2019.
The bowl game will stage its 22nd edition this December during the last year of the current contract. Negotiations with a second partner conference for 2014 are ongoing.
''We are obviously very pleased that the Las Vegas Bowl will continue to host the Pac-12 Conference,'' said Dan Hanneke, Las Vegas Bowl Executive Director. "Our longstanding relationship with the Pac-12 has done nothing but strengthen our event.''
The 2013 Las Vegas Bowl, featuring a Pac-12 team against the top selection from the Mountain West, will be played Saturday, Dec. 21, at 12:30 p.m. PT (3:30 p.m. ET) at Sam Boyd Stadium and televised nationally on ABC.
"We are pleased to extend the Pac-12's agreement with the Las Vegas Bowl and continue our strong partnership that began in 2001," said Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott. "The game has proven to be a great destination for our fans as well as a top draw on television, and we look forward to providing positive experiences for our teams and our student-athletes for many years to come."
Last year's edition - which attracted 33,217 fans to Sam Boyd Stadium - earned the third highest TV rating in the game's history as No. 15 Boise State defeated first-time visitor Washington 28-26. It marked the eighth consecutive year that the game attracted a crowd of more than 32,000.
Tickets for this year's Las Vegas Bowl will go on sale to the public Monday, Aug. 5, and will remain at the same levels ($25, $35, $55, $100) as last year until Sunday, Dec. 1, when prices will increase by $10 each. For more information call (702) 732-3912.
The Las Vegas Bowl is owned and operated by ESPN Regional Television, which owns and operates a total of seven bowl games.
ESPN Regional Television
ESPN Regional Television (ERT), a subsidiary of ESPN, owns and operates collegiate sporting events worldwide, including two Labor Day Kickoff college football games; seven college bowl games and eight college basketball events. These account for approximately 200 hours of programming, reach almost 64 million viewers and attract nearly half a million attendees each year. The owned and operated events build relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as provide unique experiences for teams and fans. In addition to event ownership, ERT manages the Big 12 Corporate Partner Program.
BBVA Compass Bowl (Birmingham, Ala.); Beef ?O' Brady's Bowl St. Petersburg; Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth); Gildan New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque); Las Vegas Bowl; MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney (Orlando, Fla.); Texas Bowl (Houston); AdvoCare Texas Kickoff (Houston); Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl (Honolulu) and The Home Depot College Football Awards
Armed Forces Classic (TBD); Charleston Classic (S.C.); Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Honolulu); Jimmy V Men's & Women's Basketball Classics presented by Corona Extra (Madison Square Garden & Durham, N.C.); Old Spice Classic (Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.); Puerto Rico Tip-Off (San Juan, PR); State Farm Champions Classic (United Center, Chicago) and Wooden Legacy (Orange County, Calif.)
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