17th annual Birmingham Bowl date set before Christmas

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TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl 2021 at Protective Stadium. (Miranda Shaffer / Bham Now)

The 17th  Birmingham Bowl will have a Christmas theme this year.

The 2023 edition will be played on Saturday, December 23, 11AM at Protective Stadium on ABC. 

The game will feature teams  from the Southeastern Conference, the American Athletic Conference or Atlantic Coast Conference

Holiday Season

“As we prepare for the 17th Birmingham Bowl, we look forward to our third game at Protective Stadium,” said Mark Meadows, Birmingham Bowl Executive Director. “With students out for the holidays and families able to attend together, we look forward to a great turnout and another competitive game right here in Birmingham during the holiday season.”

Participating teams will be announced on Sunday, December 3rd. 

Supporting the Community

The annual bowl game generates over $173 million in economic impact for the Birmingham community, according to figures provided by the Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau. 

The game has raised and donated over $430,000 to the Quarterbacking Children’s Health Foundation, the charitable arm of the  Monday Morning Quarterback Club. 

Ticket Details

TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl trophy. (Pat Byington/ Bham Now)

Tickets will go on sale to the public November 1st at www.birminghambowl.com

All seating is reserved with on-line pricing starting at $30. For information on Premium Seating, hospitality and branding opportunities, contact Mark Meadows at mark.r.meadows@espn.com. 

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Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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