FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 11, 2011
OUTBACK BOWL TO PLAY ON JANUARY 2nd, 2012
Tampa, FL – Outback Bowl officials confirmed today that their 2012 game will be played on Monday, January 2nd along with the other traditional New Year’s Day bowls. The Outback Bowl hosts teams from the Big Ten Conference and Southeastern Conference in Raymond James Stadium.
Historically whenever January 1st falls on a Sunday the traditional New Year’s Day bowls are played on January 2nd so as not to conflict with NFL games. This same situation arose in January 1989, 1995 and 2006. The Outback Bowl will return to the January 1st date for the 2013 game.
The 2012 Outback Bowl will again kick-off at 1:00 P.M. ET. Priority membership seats are currently available through the Outback Bowl office at (813) 874-BOWL or on the bowl web site at www.outbackbowl.com. All other general tickets will go on sale to the public through Ticketmaster beginning October 1st.