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Outback Bowl Unveils Commemorative 25th Anniversary LogoMarch 16, 2010
Tampa, FL – Outback Bowl officials today unveiled a commemorative logo that will be used over the next ten months as the popular college football bowl celebrates its 25th Anniversary game in Tampa. The New Year’s Day Bowl matches teams from the SEC and Big Ten Conference. It was first played in December of 1986 as the Hall of Fame Bowl and later became the Outback Bowl with the signing of Outback Steakhouse as its title sponsor in 1995. The game has been a part of the New Year’s Day line-up for 22 years.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be announcing that this year we will be celebrating our 25th Anniversary of the Outback Bowl in the Tampa Bay community. We’ve had the privilege and honor of hosting outstanding coaches, players and fans from the best-of-the-best of college football,” said Outback Bowl President / CEO Jim McVay. “The memories are many and we will have a chance to look back at some special moments as we celebrate this year.”
“We are also very proud of the contributions the bowl has made to the Tampa Bay area over the past 25 years in terms of dramatic economic impact, invaluable national and international exposure, and the wonderful sense of pride our area experiences as hosts of a major New Year’s Day bowl game. In recognition and celebration of our 25 years we are unveiling today a special commemorative logo for our 2011 game. Let the celebration begin.”
The January 1, 2011 game will kick-off at 1:00 PM and be televised on ABC. For information on ordering priority membership seats for the 2011 Outback Bowl call (813) 874-BOWL or go to the “Ticket Packages” link on the bowl web site at www.outbackbowl.com for details.