November 25, 2016




From the excitement of its first local lead-in “fun and fan” raising event -— the 2016 Boca Raton Bowl Great Chefs Tailgate Showcase & College Spirit Night held in November — to exhilarating team announcement thorough game day on December 20 at FAU Stadium … you know Boca is Bowl Town.


With two teams selected from the Mid-Atlantic Conference (MAC), American Athletic Conference (AAC), Conference USA to compete in the postseason college football bowl game, the teams’ staunch fans and local alumni, families, companies and community groups throughout Palm Beach County are buying their tickets, with several blocking stadium sections. They know that Boca’s best will be front-and-center as ESPN televises the game to more than 2.5 million households across the U.S. as well as international affiliates in South America, the Caribbean, Australia and Europe. Dubbed “Boca’s Biggest Annual Outdoor Party℠”, the Boca Raton Bowl is the City’s fourth annual holiday-timed tradition, following its annual holiday tree lighting, street parade down Federal Highway and the fun and dazzling boat parade down the Intracoastal.


Last year’s Boca Raton Bowl game drew stadium attendance of 25,908 (with approximately two thirds local) and received a 1.5 U.S. household rating, generating more than 2.5 million viewers who saw promotional commercials on both Boca Raton and Palm Beach County. The Palm Beach County Sports Commission conservatively estimated that last year’s event resulted in a direct local economic impact of over $10.4 million, supported 3,650 jobs and generated more than 7,680 hotel room rentals in Palm Beach County with more than 8,000 out-of-state visitors. Each year, the bowl will bring about 500 student-athletes, coaches, administrators and support staff to visit Boca Raton and draw thousands of alumni and fans from the two participating schools.


The Boca Raton Bowl is one of 41 bowl games and the only one in Palm Beach County. It features all the traditional pomp and circumstance that makes this a genuinely fun, entertaining experience for both college football fans and non-fans alike. Game day starts with tailgating and the entertainment of a free and open-to-the-public Ford Fan Fest and the Family Midway that runs from 3 p.m. to just before 7 p.m.


Rolling Out the Welcome Mat Throughout Palm Beach County for Visiting Teams and Their Fans


Boca Raton Bowl encourages the community-at-large to come out to give big welcomes to the competing teams when they touch down on Friday, December 16 at Palm Beach International Airport. One team stays at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, the other at PGA National Resort. The teams get to experience the pristine Palm Beach County beaches the next day on Saturday, December 17 with a bar-be-ques at Benny’s On The Beach (Lake Worth) and the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa. On Sunday, December 18 the teams spend time visiting patients in our local hospitals and then later head to their team parties set for Revolutions at CityPlace and Cinebowl & Grille at Delray Marketplace.

On Monday, December 19, the two teams meet for the first time at the annual Boca Raton Bowl Luncheon held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center that includes national and local news media meet-and-greets and interviews. While there, visiting team families will be heading out to Lion Country Safari. At night the community is invited to come out to team Pep Rallies at Mizner Park and CityPlace. Their private team practices are held at Saint Andrew’s School in Boca Raton and Oxbridge Academy of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach.

On game day, December 20 the fun begins with the Ford Fan Fest and the Family Midway – located on the west side and front of the stadium – filled with family games, activities, food trucks, exhibition tents with giveaways and contests. Pre-game live entertainment includes a band and a friendly face-off of the two college bands and cheerleading squads leading up to kick-off at 7 p.m.
It’s Official: Boca Is Bowl Town/2/2/2/2


So fans can be sure to catch all the fun and stadium programming for game day Tuesday, December 20, the Boca Raton Bowl has launched a new easy-to-navigate website plus Flagship Solutions Group, LLC has developed an app for the Boca Raton Bowl that can be downloaded from any phone app store. Both include details on bowl events, stadium and parking information, bowl history, sponsors and more.
Tickets Are Now On Sale

Ticket prices for regular reserved seating begin at $27 for end zone locations and $47 for sideline seats. Group rates are available for both small and large groups. Tickets can be purchased by calling the ticket office at 561-362-3650, visiting or e-mailing

Parking for automobiles is $20.00 in all lots and will be made available for purchase on game day. Parking is available for for RVs/Motor Homes/Tailgaters at FAU Stadium beginning on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Noon. All motor homes will park at the top of the valet lot in Lot 5 and should enter through Spanish River Blvd. RV parking is priced at $50.00.


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