Outback Bowl Scheduled to Kickoff at 12:30 PM ET on January 2nd, 2021

October 30, 2020

Tampa, FL - ESPN announced the 35th Anniversary Outback Bowl Game is scheduled to be played on Saturday, January 2nd, 2021at Raymond James Stadium. The game will kick off at 12:30 PM ET on ABC TV. It will continue its tradition of playing in January for the 34th consecutive year.

Details on stadium seating capacity and other stadium protocols for the bowl game will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets to the bowl will go on sale to the public in December through Ticketmaster with details to come.

The Outback Bowl typically attracts tens-of-thousands of out-of-market visitors each year from more than forty states who join local fans in generating an economic impact estimated at more than $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 $155 million to universities over its history, along with more than $2 million for charities since 2016 through its Charitable Giving Initiative, including $500,000 to area charities in 2020.

The upcoming game begins the most recent six-year contract extension for the bowls TV network, conference partners and for Outback Steakhouse to sponsor the bowl game through the 2026game. Outback is already the longest title sponsor in college bowl game history celebrating its 26th year with the bowl.

About the Outback Bowl:

The Outback Bowl, featuring teams from the Big Ten Conference and Southeastern Conference, is played in Raymond James Stadium and will celebrate its 35th game on January 2, 2021. Over its history it has brought more than a million out of market visitors to the region while creating an estimated at more than $1 billion in economic impact and distributing $155 million to universities. It has also contributed more than $2 million to 125 charities since 2016. For information on the bowl go to www.OutbackBowl.com or call813-874-BOWL.