Tampa Bay Sports Day

BOWL NEWS: Outback Bowl Tickets on Sale at Ticketmaster

(FLORIDA SPORTS WIRE) – Tickets to the January 2018 Outback Bowl, the area’s annual major college football post-season bowl game, are now on sale through Ticketmaster.

The bowl will be celebrating its 32nd year as it plays host to teams from the Southeastern Conference and Big Ten Conference on New Year’s Day in Raymond James Stadium.

Last game saw Florida dominate the Outback with stingy defense and a persistent offense that did its job, too.

Chauncey Gardner, Jr., returned one of his two fourth-quarter interceptions 58 yards for a touchdown, and graduate transfer Austin Appleby threw for 222 yards and two TDs to pace a 30-3 rout of No. 21 Iowa.

Kickoff is slated for 12 P.M. EST.

Phone orders can be placed with a credit card by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com and in person at any Ticketmaster outlet in the state of Florida.

The Outback Bowl boasts the longest running title sponsor of any college bowl game in the country with partner Outback Steakhouse celebrating its 23rd year with the bowl.

For more than three decades the Outback Bowl has attracted visitors from more than 40 states each year to join local fans for the game and week-long events calendar while generating tens-of-millions of dollars in exposure for the region.

The bowl has contributed almost $140 million to universities over its history, hundreds-of-thousands of dollars to local charities and generated an estimated $1 billion economic impact on the Tampa Bay area over this time.

For information on premium seating through a bowl membership package call the Outback Bowl office directly at (813) 874-BOWL or go to the bowl web site at www.outbackbowl.com for details.