The Marmot Boca Raton Bowl and Orange Bowl Committee (OBC) will join forces for a second year in which the OBC will expand its operational and media relations assistance and now provide ticket sales and operations support.
“Our team is excited to continue and enhance our collaboration efforts this year,” said Marmot Boca Raton Bowl Executive Director Doug Mosley “The Boca Raton Bowl was able to benefit greatly in its inaugural year from this relationship and the Orange Bowl Committee’s more than 80 year history in the South Florida community.”
The OBC is now spearheading ticket sales and operations for the game which will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 22, at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton and will be televised on ESPN at 7 p.m. The organization will also take on additional operational responsibilities for bowl events leading up to the game as well as game day operations. Media relations and media operations efforts will now be entirely conducted and managed by the OBC with support from the Marmot Boca Bowl and ESPN communications staff.
“We are thrilled to be able to continue our affiliation with the Marmot Boca Raton Bowl and lend our resources and expertise in order to make the second year even better than the first,” said OBC CEO Eric Poms. “We will continue to strive toward establishing this as a must-see sporting event in South Florida.”
The inaugural Boca Raton Bowl, announced by ESPN in October 2013, was held on Dec. 23, 2014. It was the only bowl game other than the College Football Playoff Semifinals and Championship to feature a matchup of two conference champions, when Conference USA (C-USA) champion Marshall defeated Mid-American (MAC) champion Northern Illinois 52-23. In an agreement with the American Athletic Conference (AAC), C-USA and MAC, a team from each conference will make four appearances over the initial six years, with the MAC and the AAC squaring off this year.
For more than 80 years, the Orange Bowl Committee has been one of South Florida’s leading civic organizations, driving tourism and economic development, while supporting scholarships and community athletic facilities. Inspiring thousands of student athletes every year, the OBC’s activities help foster youth confidence, celebrate student achievement, engage the community and enhance the South Florida economy.