Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg Moves to Holiday Week for 2013

 

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg Moves to Holiday Week for 2013

Sixth Annual Game set for Monday, Dec. 23, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Tropicana Field

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (May 13, 2013) – ESPN Regional Televisionand the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl St. Petersburg announced the 2013 game will be played Monday, Dec. 23, at 2 p.m. ET at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. The game will air on ESPN and features an American Athletic Conference (formerly the BIG EAST Conference) school against a Conference USA team.

"I feel the change in date and time work to our advantage from a timing standpoint as school is out and the majority of the workforce in the Tampa Bay area take this time off from work,” said Brett Dulaney, Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl St. Petersburg Executive Director. "The date also benefits the competing schools fan-bases as many of the bowl’s surrounding festivities will now be held during the weekend.”


Last year, the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl St. Petersburg Bowl hosted UCF representing Conference USA against Ball State of the Mid-American Conference. The Knights, making their second appearance in the bowl, defeated the Cardinals 38-17.  

The American has increased its membership to ten teams for the 2013 season. New to the conference are UCF, Houston, Memphis and SMU. These schools join returning teams in Cincinnati, Connecticut, Louisville, Rutgers, Temple and USF.

Conference USA also has lineup changes for the 2013 season. Joining the returning teams of East Carolina, Marshall, Rice, Southern Miss, Tulane, Tulsa, UAB and UTEP are FAU, FIU, Louisiana Tech, Middle Tennessee State, North Texas and UTSA.

Tickets for the 2013 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg will go on sale later this year with prices starting as low as just $35. Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster atwww.ticketmaster.comor by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

About Beef 'O' Brady's

Beef 'O' Brady's is a national franchise of family sports pubs that achieves its success by building relationships with the local schools, youth sports leagues, and other community organizations in each and every Beef 'O' Brady's neighborhood market. The "kid appeal" of this unique concept is reinforced by a very moderately priced kids menu and video games. Ironically, despite what the name implies, Beef 'O' Brady's is actually best known for its Buffalo-style chicken wings. The company, headquartered in Tampa, Fla. has more than 214 locations in 22 states.  An award-winning franchise system, the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s franchise opportunity is consistently recognized by Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 in the category of Full-Service Restaurants.  For more information, visitwww.beefobradysfranchise.com.   



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Collegiate Football
BBVA Compass Bowl (Birmingham, Ala.); Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. PetersburgBell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth); Gildan New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque); Las Vegas BowlMEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney (Orlando, Fla.); Texas Bowl (Houston); Texas Kickoff Classic (Houston); Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl (Honolulu) and The Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards

Collegiate Basketball
Armed Forces Classic (TBD); Charleston Classic (S.C.); Anaheim Classic (Anaheim, Calif.); Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Honolulu); Jimmy V Classic presented by Corona Extra (Madison Square Garden); Old Spice Classic (Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.); Puerto Rico Tip-Off (TBD) and State Farm Champions Classic (United Center, Chicago) 

 

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