NASHVILLE, Tenn., (May 2, 2018) – Nashville’s Holiday Tradition, the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, has been set for Friday, Dec. 28th at 12:30 p.m. CST at Nissan Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPN, the Bowl’s television partner since its inception. This year’s game will represent the 21st game in the Bowl’s history.
“We’re excited to welcome fans from all over the country to kick off Nashville’s New Year’s celebration with the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl,” said Dan Crockett, President/CEO of Franklin American Mortgage Company. “The Bowl has a great legacy of producing one of the best games of the season. Last year’s dramatic finish brought tremendous exposure to our company and our numerous Bowl-related charities.”
The 21st annual Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl will represent the fifth year of a six-year agreement featuring the extended partnership between the Southeastern Conference (SEC) against the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) or Big Ten Conference in Nashville. As announced in July 2014, the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl and TaxSlayer Bowl have agreed to share selections with the Big Ten Conference and ACC to provide an opponent to the SEC through 2019. The 2017 game between Northwestern and Kentucky represented the Big Ten’s second appearance in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl as part of this six-year agreement.
“We look forward to the 21st annual Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl kicking off a great weekend of sports and entertainment in Nashville,” said Scott Ramsey, President/CEO of Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl. ESPN has served as the Bowl’s television partner since its inception in 1998 and will televise the Bowl again this year as part of a 12-year agreement which began in 2014.
Last year’s Bowl game between the Northwestern Wildcats and Kentucky Wildcats was played on Friday, December 29th, 2017 in front of 48,675 college football fans. Northwestern held on to clinch the win after a failed two-point conversion by Kentucky, 24-23. The game had over five million viewers for the fifth consecutive year. Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl representatives recently announced that the 2017 contest produced $19.2M in direct economic impact for the city of Nashville with an additional $22.5M in value via media exposure.
Ticket renewals for the 2018 season will be available in the coming months.
About the Bowl:
The Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl (501(c)(3) non-profit organization) is an annual post-season collegiate Bowl featuring the Atlantic Coast or Big Ten and Southeastern Conferences. Since its inception, the Bowl has produced over $310 million in direct economic impact. Distributed nationally to millions of viewers and listeners on ESPN and ESPN Radio, the Bowl is Nashville’s Holiday Tradition. For more information, call the Bowl office at 615.743.3130.
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