The San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl in December 2021 will be played at Petco Park under a new agreement that will make the Padres ballpark the venue for a minimum of five years.
In July, the San Diego City Council removed the restriction from the city’s contract with the Padres banning football from being played at ballpark.Officially known as the San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl, this year’s postseason NCAA Division I football bowl game will be played December 28 at 5pm. The addition of bleachers in right field and standing room areas will increase capacity to nearly 50,000 people.
Modifications and renovations to accommodate the game include temporarily removing the wall on the first base side, adding 2,800 square feet of concrete seating risers, clearing the bullpen door and stairs and installing football goal posts, play clocks and additional camera locations.
In 2018, Northwestern (Big Ten) beat the Utah Utes (Pac-12) 31-20. In 2019, Iowa Hawkeyes (Big Ten) trounced USC (Pac-12) by a score of 49-24. Last year, the Holiday Bowl was not played due to the COVID-19 pandemic. BYU is the team with the most Holiday Bowl appearances (11), followed by Texas (5).
Put us in, coach pic.twitter.com/e4HDWlv7lh— SDCCU Holiday Bowl (@HolidayBowl) June 24, 2021
Posted in 2021 in Promotions & Events
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