Game Date, Time Set for 2013 Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

Monday, April 22, 2013


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NASHVILLE, Tenn., (April 22, 2013)– Nashville’s annual post-season Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl has been set by ESPN for Monday, Dec. 30 at 2:15 p.m. CST at LP Field. 

“We are excited about this year’s game date, as Monday, December 30 will give SEC and ACC fans a great travel window,” said Scott Ramsey, Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl president and CEO. “We look forward to a great crowd and the opportunity to showcase our city and title sponsor, Franklin American Mortgage Company, in front of millions of viewers on ESPN.” 

The 2013 Bowl game will mark the 8th match-up between the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and the Southeastern Conference (SEC) in Nashville. The Bowl’s partnership with the ACC and SEC runs through this college football season.

“We are once again proud to serve as the title sponsor of the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl,” said Dan Crockett, president and CEO of Franklin American Mortgage Company. “The SEC versus ACC conference matchup always provides for a fantastic game. The Bowl also is a chance for us to give back to the community through our many Bowl-related charities. As one of the largest mortgage bankers in the country, we are thrilled to be able to promote our brand and the great city of Nashville to a national audience of millions of viewers.”

ESPN has served as the Bowl’s television partner since its inception in 1998 and will televise the Bowl again this year. 

“The Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl in Nashville is a quality game and ESPN again looks forward to showcasing teams from the ACC and the SEC,” said Kurt Dargis, director, programming and acquisitions, ESPN. 

Last year’s Bowl game featured hometown Vanderbilt University defeating NC State University 38-24, in front of a crowd of 55,801 on New Year’s Eve. 

Renewals for 2013 ticket holders will be sent mid-May and tickets will go on sale to the general public through Ticketmaster on August 30. Premium ticket packages are currently available, which include prime ticket locations, hospitality benefits and corporate exposure. Contact the Bowl office at 615.743.3130 for more information or visit

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 and Southeastern Conferences.  Since its inception, the Bowl has produced more than $222 million in economic impact.  Televised nationally to millions of viewers and listeners on ESPN and Nevada Sports Radio Network, the Bowl is Nashville’s Holiday Tradition. For more information, call the Bowl office at 615.743.3130 or visit the Bowl online at

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