Tampa Bay Sports Day

OUTBACK BOWL: Coaches Participate in Contract Signing

TAMPA – Outback Bowl sponsors and VIP members celebrated this year’s match-up between Florida and Iowa Thursday night at the DeBartolo Contract Signing held at Raymond James Stadium.

The No. 20 Gators and No. 21 Hawkeyes will square-off in the Outback Bowl on January 2nd in Tampa. Florida coach Jim McEwain joined Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz to meet with local media and then appear at the party where they spoke to the crowd of 700 supporters.

The Outback Bowl attracts tens-of-thousands of out of market visitors from more than forty states who join local fans each year in generating an economic impact estimated at $1 billion on the Tampa Bay area over its history.

The game also generates tens-of-millions of dollars in exposure for the region each year and has contributed more than $130 million to universities over its history.

The Outback Bowl will be played on January 2nd at 1:00 PM ET at Raymond James Stadium. Tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster at (813) 287-8844 or 1-800-745-3000 and can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com.