GENERAL INFORMATION

Official Name: Makers Wanted 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
Events Coordinator: Max Berglass
Events Assistant: Mitch Newell
Official Website: MakersWantedBahamasBowl.com
Twitter: @TheBahamasBowl

TITLE SPONSOR

Title Sponsor (Years): Elk Grove Village/Makers Wanted (first year)
Official Website: MakersWanted.org

2018 BOWL INFORMATION

Game Date: Friday, Dec. 21, 2018
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: Mid-American vs. Conference USA
Television: ESPN (TBA)
Radio: Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl Radio Network (TBA)
Ticket Price: TBA
Official Hotel: Atlantis, Paradise Island

2017 BOWL REVIEW

2017 Result: Ohio 41, UAB 6 (Attendance: 13,585)
2017 Game Date: Friday, Dec. 22, 2017
Television: ESPN (Steve Levy, Desmond Howard, Laura Rutledge)
Radio: Bahamas Bowl Radio Network (Kyle Wiggs, Rob Best)
Offensive Player of the Game: Ohio RB Dorian Brown
Defensive Player of the Game: Ohio S Javon Hagan

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

THE BAHAMAS/NASSAU

Bahamas Governor-General: Dame Marguerite Pindling
Prime Minister: Dr. The Hon. Hubert A. Minnis
New Providence Island (Nassau) Population: 246,329 (2010)
New Providence Island (Nassau) Tourist Visits: 3.63 million (2017)
Average Temperature High (December): 79°
Average Temperature Low (December): 63°
Airport: Lynden Pindling International Airport
Official Website: Bahamas.com