GAME DATE, TIME SET FOR 2014 FRANKLIN AMERICAN MORTGAGE MUSIC CITY BOWL
NASHVILLE, Tenn., (June 30, 2014)– Nashville’s annual post-season Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl will be televised by ESPN on Tuesday, Dec. 30 at 2:00 p.m. CST from LP Field.
The 2014-2015 season will mark a new era in college football with the introduction of the College Football Playoff. The Bowl game will kick off a new era as well. The 17th annual Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl will showcase the extended partnership between the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and the Southeastern Conference (SEC) with the introduction of the Big Ten as a third conference partner in Nashville. As announced in July, 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 significant upgrade in our selection position to a multi-bowl, multi-conference partnership will maximize our ability to fill the stadium and city with college football fans and deliver compelling matchups over the next six years,” said Scott Ramsey, President & CEO, Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl. “We also want to thank the Franklin American Mortgage Company and Dan Crockett for returning for their fifth year as title sponsor of our game and ESPN for their continued broadcast partnership.”
“We couldn’t be more excited to return as the title sponsor of the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl. As one of the nation’s largest lenders, we feel this is a great way for our brand to connect with families and our industry partners,” said Franklin American Mortgage Company President and CEO Dan Crockett. “The new bowl alignment provides an opportunity to select from a wider array of teams. This means new fans visiting the great city of Nashville, as well as an expanded audience watching at home. We are also very grateful for the support and awareness the game gives to our numerous Bowl-related charities.”
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 new 12-year agreement.
Last year’s Bowl game featured the Ole Miss Rebels defeating the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 25-17, in front of a crowd of 52,125 on December 30th.
Renewals for 2014 season ticket holders are currently underway. Remaining tickets will be released to the general public through Ticketmaster on September 15.
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 Southeastern Conference and Atlantic Coast or Big Ten Conference. Since its inception, the Bowl has produced over $242 million in direct economic impact. Broadcast 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 or visit the Bowl online at MusicCityBowl.com.
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