Bowl Facts

Date & Time:

The Las Vegas Bowl will be played Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, at 12:30 p.m. (PST). It will be the 23rd edition of the game, which is now the 16th-oldest bowl in the FBS lineup.


Sam Boyd Stadium will again serve as the venue for the Las Vegas Bowl.


Owned and operated by ESPN Events, the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl has been held each December since 1992 and boasted sold-out attendance in seven of the last nine years at Sam Boyd Stadium. Annually hosting the top choice from the Mountain West vs. a Pacific-12 Conference opponent, last year's game attracted the second-biggest crowd to see a team sporting event in state history as 42,178 fans watched No. 25 USC defeat No. 20 Fresno State 45-20 on ABC TV.


The 2014 Las Vegas Bowl will feature either the champion or first selection from the Mountain West (MW) against the sixth selection from the Pacific-12 Conference (Pac-12).


The Las Vegas Bowl will be televised by ABC-TV for only the third time in its history. The 2001 Christmas Day matchup between Utah and USC was the first with last year's USC/Fresno State match up being the second.


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

ESPN Regional:

In May of 2001, the Las Vegas Bowl was acquired by ESPN Regional Television (ERT), a subsidiary of ESPN, Inc. As part of the agreement, ERT assumed responsibility for the Las Vegas Bowl's organization, operation, sponsorship, marketing efforts and more.

Conference Affiliations:

In August 2009, 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 2013 season. The two regional rival leagues have been facing each other in the game on an annual basis since 2001.

Bowl Events:

To be announced soon.

Host Hotels:

Mandalay Bay Resort (Pac-12)

Hard Rock Hotel (Mountain West)


Tickets for this year's Las Vegas Bowl go on sale to the public Aug. 25, 2014, and will be priced at the levels ($25, $35, $45, $65, $75 and $110)  until Sunday, Dec. 7, when prices will increase by $10 each. For more information on tickets or sponsorship opportunities call (702) 732-3912 .