2014-15 Outback Bowl Schedule of Events

May 31st
C1 BANK SUMMER SPLASH

A special weekend for Outback Bowl sponsors and club members at Saddlebrook Resort. The outing includes a tennis tournament, golf tournament, banquet and plenty of time by the pool. To find out how you can qualify for an invitation to this year's event, contact the bowl at (813) 874-2695 or by email at info@outbackbowl.com.

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October 9th
OUTBACK BOWL HUDDLE AT SPLITSVILLE PRESENTED BY STAFFEX

Summer's over and college football is back as the Outback Bowl kicks off its fall event calendar with a festive evening presented by StaffEx for more than 700 supporters at Splitsville located at the Channelside entertainment complex.

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November 13th
THE FORTE GROUP FEAST ON THE FIFTY

More than 1,300 Sponsors and Club Members of the bowl will feast on barbecue and enjoy fun and games on the field of Raymond James Stadium. The night is capped off with a private fireworks show right inside the stadium!

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December 11th
DEBARTOLO CONTRACT SIGNING PARTY

More than 700 Outback Bowl supporters will welcome the Head Coaches to the Tampa Bay area a few days after the team announcement. The party will be held in the Club Lounge of Raymond James Stadium.

(Invitation Only)
December 26th
OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE TEAM WELCOME DINNER

Bowl staff, city officials, and media will greet the participating teams as they enjoy a private welcome dinner from Outback Steakhouse at A La Carte Event Pavilion.

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December 27th
LADIES LUNCHEON

Spouses of both teams coaches will enjoy a special luncheon hosted by Roy's Pacific Rim Cuisine Restaurant.

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December 27th
PLAYERS HOSPITAL VISIT

Players and coaches from both teams will bring some cheer to children at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa.

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December 27th
TEAM NIGHT AT TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING

Both teams will be hosted by the Tampa Bay Lightning for an NHL game at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in downtown Tampa. Game time TBA. For additional information or to order your tickets, please call 813.301.6600 or go to www.ticketmaster.com.

December 28th
PLAYERS NIGHT AT SPLITSVILLE

Join the teams as they enjoy an evening of fun and games at Splitsville at Channelside. Watch the teams compete off the field in bowling. Teams only from 6:00 - 7:15; Doors open to the public at 7:15 P.M.

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December 29th
BUSCH GARDENS TEAM OUTING

Both teams and their fans will enjoy the attractions and festivities at the world-famous Busch Gardens theme park during bowl week. Admission tickets for the general public are available at the gate.

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December 30th
CLEARWATER BEACH DAY

Join the teams, their marching bands and cheerleaders as they enjoy the sun and beaches at the Hilton Clearwater Beach next to Pier 60. This fun day includes live music, skydivers, a tug-of-war and other contests from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce, City of Clearwater, the Hilton Clearwater Beach, Visit St Pete-Clearwater, Clearwater Gas System, Allegiant Airlines, St Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, 95.7 the Beat and 93.3FLZ Radio.

After Beach Day stick around for Sunsets at Pier 60 featuring artisans, music and more while you watch the sunset on the Gulf of Mexico.

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December 30th
METLIFE / MERCEDES-BENZ GRIDIRON GALA

MetLife and Mercedes-Benz host this prestigious evening for bowl VIP's at the A La Carte Pavilion. Carrabba's Italian Grill, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Bonefish & Outback Steakhouse will be providing their food at the event.

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December 31st
BATTLE OF THE BANDS AT BUSCH GARDENS

Join the two college Marching Bands at Busch Gardens as they square-off for a special "Battle of the Bands" performance. Admission to park required. Date is tentative. Time TBD.

December 31st
TAMPA GENERAL HOSPITAL NEW YEAR'S EVE PARADE

Eclectic Ybor City is the site of this festive celebration featuring the Outback Bowl New Year's Eve Parade and a pep rally presented by Tampa General Hospital. The parade will feature floats and about fifteen marching bands including the two college bands! The Pep Rally features a battle of the bands and cheerleaders from both universities. This free family event is sponsored by our friends at Tampa General Hospital, Bud Light, 970 WFLA, 93.3FLZ Radio, 620 WDAE and the City of Tampa. Be there early. The Parade starts at 5:30 p.m. and runs along 7th Avenue.

Please note: no coolers, glass containers or open alcohol allowed on streets.

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December 31st
LIGHT UP TAMPA BAY & AQUA EVE

Channelside will "Light Up Tampa Bay" on New Year's Eve with live entertainment and a midnight Fireworks Show and Ball Drop along the downtown Tampa waterfront. Enjoy the numerous restaurants and night spots at Channelside. For more information call Channelside at (813) 223-4250.

Celebrate New Year's Eve with a splash at The Florida Aquarium's Aqua-Eve! Enjoy fantastic live music, complementary food, beer and wine along with a champagne toast and the best view in town for an amazing fireworks display at midnight. All Aquarium exhibits will be open. The Florida Aquarium's Aqua-Eve party is the premiere New Year's Eve party in Tampa to ring in 2014! Must be 21+.

Dinner and dessert will be served buffet style. Beer and wine included in event admission. Cash bar will be available.

For additional information and to purchase tickets call 813-273-4000 or go to www.flaquarium.org.

January 1st
MERCEDES-BENZ CORPORATE TENT VILLAGE

More than 4,000 Bowl sponsors and VIP's will enjoy a festive pregame warmup at the Outback Bowl Corporate Tent Village with a private brunch, entertainment and games across the street from Raymond James Stadium.

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January 1st
PREGAME BOWL BASH

Bowl fans can warm up for the big game outside the stadium with live music and a pep rally, sponsored by Bright House Network, Coca-Cola Zero, The Tampa Tribune, Sparkling Ice, 970 WFLA and 620 WDAE Radio. Features various displays from Busch Gardens, Coca-Cola, Tampa Bay Lightning, Sparkling Ice, Outback Steakhouse and more. Food & refreshments will be available for purchase. On the south plaza between gates C & D. (Location subject to change).

January 1st
PREGAME SHOW

Enjoy a colorful pregame show featuring the pageantry of high school and college bands along with numerous special activities including a flyover, skydivers delivering the game ball and coin toss by a special guest celebrity. A popular Outback Bowl tradition you won't want to miss. Show time begins at 11:25 a.m.

January 1st
OUTBACK BOWL 2015

The Outback Bowl matches two of college football's best teams from the SEC and Big Ten Conference. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. (Gates open 10:30 a.m.).

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January 1st
COCA-COLA ZERO HALFTIME SHOW

Wait until you see this colorful show featuring more than 3,500 performers! The two college bands will perform followed by a massed band performance by high school bands from around the country along with an all-star dance group.

Note - All events, dates and times are subject to change.