December 26, 2016 at 11am

2016 ST. PETERSBURG BOWL GAME TICKETS GO ON SALE TODAY

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (November 7, 2016) – Tickets for the 2016 St. Petersburg Bowl go on sale today, Monday, Nov. 7 and start as low as just $40. Game tickets, parking and tailgate event tickets can all be ordered online through Tickets.com. The ninth edition of the bowl game, which is owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, will feature an Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) team against a representative from the American Athletic Conference at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Monday, Dec. 26, at 11 a.m. ET on ESPN.

“We are back in the ACC rotation this year and this conference could have a record number of bowl eligible teams which could put us in a good position to host a team on the rise,” said Brett Dulaney, executive director, St. Petersburg Bowl. “The American once again has many of strong teams so we are looking forward to having one of our best match ups yet.”

The St. Petersburg Bowl has been host to many exciting games over the previous eight years and has showcased more than 130 players that have been drafted or signed with NFL teams. Blake Bortles (Jaguars), T.Y. Hilton (Colts), Latavius Murray (Raiders) and Mohamed Sanu (Falcons) are among the many top players who have played in the Bowl.

Tropicana Field’s setup has enabled the bowl game to offer a one-of-a-kind on-field hospitality village, The Party Deck. This is the only on-field hospitality village in pro or college football where fans can sit right behind the team bench and hear all of the hard-hitting action. In addition, a ticket to this area includes all the food and beverages any fan would want. Please contact the Bowl Office at 727.290.9865 for tickets for The Party Deck as well as hospitality packages and group tickets.

While the game is the headliner event, the St. Petersburg Bowl activities start a few days prior. This year the teams, their alumni and students will start arriving in St. Petersburg on Thursday, Dec., 22 for the numerous bowl-related festivities leading up to kick-off. These events, which are free and open to the public, include the Beach Bash, Battle of the Bands, Bowl Block Party and Fan Tailgate Extravaganza.

For more information on the 2016 St. Petersburg Bowl game and the numerous events, visit www.stpetersburgbowl.com.