R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl officials and the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation announced today that the 2012 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl will be played on Saturday Dec. 22nd at 11:00am (CST), in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The 2012 game, broadcast on ESPN, will mark the first game in the Bowl’s 12 year history that will enjoy a daytime kickoff, kicking off a doubleheader of bowl games on ESPN for the day.” Executive Director of the Bowl, Billy Ferrante, worked with ESPN to secure the morning slot, “This is the first year that our Bowl Game will enjoy a daytime kickoff, and we couldn’t be happier. Local and visiting fans will be able to bookend their Bowl experience with Friday and Saturday night festivities in New Orleans during the holiday season, while still getting home in plenty of time for Christmas. A Saturday kickoff is a win-win for everyone. It’s a great timeline for fans, television ratings, the local hospitality industry, and the participating teams who will have the freedom to focus on their bowl experience, without conflicting with their academic and exam schedules.”
Bowl Chairman Ron Gardner echoed Ferrante’s comments, adding “R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl fans are in a real treat in 2012. What better possible way is there to spend your bowl day than waking up to a beignet breakfast or Jazz Brunch, walking to the world class Mercedes-Benz Superdome for music and tailgating, watching your team compete for a Bowl title, and then having plenty of time to celebrate afterwards in a way that can only be celebrated in historic New Orleans.”
The 2012 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl will feature teams from the Sun Belt Conference and Conference USA. For more information, please visit www.NewOrleansBowl.org, or contact:
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