2015 Belk Bowl Will Be Played On Wednesday, December 30thMay 26, 2015 10:55 am
14th Annual Belk Bowl Kickoff Set for 3:30 p.m.
The Charlotte Sports Foundation announced today that the 2015 Belk Bowl will be played on Wednesday, December 30, with a 3:30 p.m. EST kickoff. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN and will be the only bowl game aired during the weekday time slot.
College football’s only bowl game to call the Carolinas home, the Belk Bowl has long-term partnerships in place with Belk, ESPN, the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and the Southeastern Conference (SEC), all through 2019. The game is played at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.
Belk has been the title sponsor of the Belk Bowl since 2011, working to help increase the Bowl’s visibility both regionally and nationally. The Belk Bowl FanFest has featured recent musical acts including Daughtry, Edwin McCain, Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert.
Single game tickets will go on sale in the fall. But with the Belk Pigskin Package, fans can currently purchase tickets for the 2015 Belk College Kickoff Game, between North Carolina Tar Heels and South Carolina Gamecocks, and the 2015 Belk Bowl. The Belk Pigskin Package guarantees fans the same seats for the Belk College Kickoff Game and Belk Bowl and pricing starts at just $119. For more information, please contact the Charlotte Sports Foundation’s Ticket Office at Tickets@CharlotteSports.org.
“We are very excited to announce that the 2015 Belk Bowl will be played on Wednesday, December 30,” said Will Webb, Belk Bowl Executive Director. “We look forward to welcoming teams and fans from the SEC and ACC to our city to play in one of the best stadiums in America.”
“We are so pleased that the Belk Bowl will be played on December 30,” said Jon Pollack, Belk’s Executive Vice President of Marketing, Sales Promotion and eCommerce. “We look forward to building out that week with exciting activities for fans, including the Belk Bowl FanFest. This year’s festivities will provide a great time for fans, a significant opportunity for Belk and the perfect chance to showcase the city of Charlotte.”
“We not only have the best location to host a bowl game, but also an excellent time slot,” added Tom Skains, General Chairman of the Belk Bowl and Vice Chairman of the Charlotte Sports Foundation Board of Directors. “This gives us a wonderful opportunity to showcase our great city to the best fans in college football! ”
The Charlotte Sports Foundation (CSF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created in 2013 to provide leadership for sports-based initiatives that enhance the economy and quality of life in the Charlotte region. CSF provides unique events and business opportunities around professional, collegiate and amateur sporting events, highlighted by the Belk Bowl, the Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship, the 2015 Belk College Kickoff Game and the 2018 regular season football game between Tennessee and West Virginia. These efforts are intended to create a positive economic impact in the region as well as to enhance the quality of life. The organization’s board of directors is comprised of regional business, industry and civic leaders who have a track record of bringing sports and economic development to the area.
Charlotte, N.C.- based Belk, Inc. (www.belk.com) is the nation’s largest family owned and operated department store company with 297 Belk stores located in 16 Southern states and a growing digital presence. Its belk.com website offers a wide assortment of national brands and private label fashion apparel, shoes and accessories for the entire family along with top name cosmetics, a wedding registry and a large selection of quality merchandise for the home. Founded in 1888 by William Henry Belk in Monroe, N.C., the company is in the third generation of Belk family leadership and has been committed to community involvement since its inception.
Belk offers many ways to connect via digital and social media, including Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube, Google Plus and Belk Blog, and provides exclusive offers, fashion updates, sales notifications and coupons via email or mobile phone text messages. Customers can also download the latest Belk mobile apps for the iPad, iPhone or Android.
Fans can visit the official website, www.BelkBowl.com, for more information about the game and surrounding events.