Your guide to the TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl on Dec. 28

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Get your tickets now for the TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl December 28. Photo via TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl

Are you ready for some football? Auburn University plays The University of Houston in the 15th TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl on Tuesday, December 28 at Protective Stadium in Birmingham, and we’ve got all the info to make your game day awesome. From parking and tickets to pre-game Fan Fest events, here’s everything you need to know.

The Game

The 15th TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl is back on Tuesday, December 28 with an exciting game between the Auburn Tigers and the Houston Cougars. This will be the 46th bowl appearance and the seventh meeting between Auburn (6-6) and Houston (11-2). Auburn holds a 5-1 advantage in the series with the last meeting a 7-0 Tiger win in 1973 at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Haven’t bought your tickets to the 15th TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl? Grab ’em while you can!

Game Details

What: 15th TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl
When: 
Tuesday, Dec. 28 | 11AM
Where: 
Protective Stadium, 1020 24th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Price: 
$30+
Tickets:
Watch via ESPN + Bowl Season Radio

Kick off the fun at the Bud Light Fan Fest & Pep Rally—Monday, December 27

pre-game party, TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl
The pre-game party is half the fun. Photo via TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl

As entertaining as the actual game is, pre-gaming is just as exciting, so kick off the fun at the Bud Light Fan Fest & Pep Rally in Uptown on Monday, December 27. Here’s what’s on the agenda:

Bud Light Fan Fest & Pep Rally

When: Monday, December 27 | 1-6PM
Where: Uptown, Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Price: Free + open to the public

What to expect:

  • Live music – Eric Hollis, 1-3PM | Fly By Radio, 3-5PM
  • Interactive games
  • Corporate displays
  • Food + beverages
  • Back-to-back pep rallies (Houston 5-5:30PM, Auburn 5:30-6PM) with participating coaches, team captains, cheerleaders, dance teams, mascots + marching bands.
  • Fireworks show (6PM)

Game Day Activities—Tuesday, December 28

Uptown
Head to Uptown for all the game-day fun. Photo via Uptown’s Facebook

Bud Light Fan Fest & Tailgate

When: Tuesday, December 28 | 8-11AM
Where: Uptown, Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Price: Free + open to the public

What to expect:

  • Pre-game tailgate
  • Live music: Man’s Best Friend 8-10:45AM
  • Interactive games
  • Corporate displays
  • Food + beverages

Haven’t bought your tickets to the 15th TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl? Buy them now.

FREE shuttle rides here 🚍

Uptown
Uptown is the scene of some of the festivities. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

Need help getting to the pre-game and game-day fun? Grab a FREE shuttle ride—available Sunday-Tuesday, December 26-28.

Entertainment Shuttles

Grab the Red Shuttle at Uptown District/Sheraton/Westin to Five Points South/Dreamland BBQ.

  • Available: Sunday-Monday, December 26 + 27, 11AM-Midnight | Tuesday, December 28, 6PM-Midnight
  • Price: FREE

Grab the White Shuttle at Hyatt Regency/Galleria Mall to Uptown District.

  • Available: Sunday-Monday, December 26 + 27, 11AM-Midnight | Tuesday, December 28, 6PM-Midnight
  • Price: FREE

Grab the Blue Shuttle at DoubleTree by Hilton Perimeter Park/Marriott Birmingham to Uptown District.

  • Available: Monday, December 27, 11AM-Midnight | Tuesday, December 28, 6PM-Midnight
  • Price: FREE

Game Day Shuttles

Grab the White Shuttle at the Hyatt Regency/Galleria Mall to Uptown District/Protective Stadium.

  • Available: Tuesday, December 28 | 7AM-5PM
  • Price: FREE

Grab the Blue Shuttle at DoubleTree by Hilton Perimeter Park/Marriott Birmingham to Uptown District/Protective Stadium.

  • Available: Tuesday, December 28 | 7AM-5PM
  • Price: FREE

This way to Parking 🚙

BJCC, Protective Stadium, Birmingham
The lighting of the sign at Birmingham’s new Protective Stadium. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

You’ve arrived at the game… now where can you park?! View the map.

Parking will be available both on-site at Protective Stadium and at all BJCC-owned lots. BJCC owned lots enter event mode for Fan Fest at 11AM Monday, December 27 + on game day at 7AM Tuesday, December 28.

On-Site Parking at Protective Stadium is available at these locations:

BJCC campus parking lots cost $20 per space (with the exception of the pink lot which is $50 per space) + is available on-site via lot attendants using ZipPark technology. This is a mobile terminal that accepts credit cards.

*ADA Accessible parking is available in the RED, ORANGE and PURPLE lots.

Make game-day easier—purchase your parking space in advance to BJCC lots and the Boutwell Garage (Yellow).

Shake your pom poms if you’re ready for the 15th TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl! For more info on the game, visit the TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl website and follow them on Facebook, Instagram + Twitter.

Note from the BJCC: The health and safety of BJCC clients, guests, visitors, and employees continues to be our top priority. Our Covid-19 safety polices in place include mask requirements and social distancing protocols. For this event, masks are recommended for attendees. For more details on the BJCC’s Health & Safety Guidelines, click here.

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