THE GAME

Quick Facts

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Official Name: Bahamas Bowl
Owned By: ESPN Events
Address: 11001 Rushmore Drive; Charlotte, NC 28277
Main Phone: 704-973-5050
Executive Director: Richard C. Giannini
Director of Sales & Marketing: Lea Miller Tooley
Director of Communications: Chris Pika
Director of Game Operations: Tom Snyder
Event Coordinator: Max Berglass
Website: www.bahamasbowl.com
Twitter: @TheBahamasBowl
Facebook: PopeyesBahamasBowl

2017 BOWL INFORMATION:

Game Date: Friday, Dec. 22, 2017
Game Time: 12:30 pm ET
Name of Stadium (Capacity): Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium (15,000)
Playing Surface (Year Installed): Celebration Bermudagrass (2016)
Matchup: Conference USA vs. Mid-American Conference
Television: ESPN (Announcers TBA)
Radio: TBA
Ticket Prices: TBA
Official Hotel: Atlantis, Paradise Island

2016 BOWL REVIEW:

2016 Result: Old Dominion 24, Eastern Michigan 20 (Attendance: 13,422)
2016 Game Date: Friday, Dec. 23, 2016
Television: ESPN (Steve Levy, Mack Brown, Kaylee Hartung)
Radio: Popeyes Bahamas Bowl Radio Network (Brian Hanni, Rob Best)
Offensive Player of the Game: Old Dominion RB Ray Lawry
Defensive Player of the Game: Old Dominion LB TJ Ricks

2015 BOWL REVIEW:

2015 Result: Western Michigan 45, Middle Tennessee 31 (Attendance: 13,123)
2015 Game Date: Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015
Television: ESPN (Steve Levy, Mack Brown, Mark May, Kaylee Hartung)
Radio: Popeyes Bahamas Bowl Radio Network (Brian Hanni, Rob Best)
Offensive Player of the Game: Western Michigan RB Jamauri Bogan
Defensive Player of the Game: Western Michigan LB Grant DePalma

2014 BOWL REVIEW:

2014 Result: WKU 49, Central Michigan 48 (Attendance: 13,667)
2014 Game Date: Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014
Television: ESPN (Steve Levy, Lou Holtz, Mark May, Laura Rutledge)
Radio: ESPN Radio (John Brickley, Pete Najarian)
Offensive Player of the Game: WKU QB Brandon Doughty
Defensive Player of the Game: WKU DE Derik Overstreet

TITLE SPONSOR:

Title Sponsor (Years): TBA

THE BAHAMAS/NASSAU:

Bahamas Governor-General: Dame Marguerite Pindling
Prime Minister: Dr. Hubert A. Minnis
New Providence Island (Nassau) Population: 246,329 (2010)
New Providence Island (Nassau) Tourist Visits: 3.59 million (2016)
Average Temperature High (December): 79°
Average Temperature Low (December): 63°
Airport: Lynden Pindling International Airport
Official Website: Bahamas.com

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