April 11, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- ESPN Regional Television (ERT), a subsidiary of ESPN, announced the seventh annual BBVA Compass Bowl will be played Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Legion Field in
The game will feature a team from the BIG EAST Conference against a team from the Southeastern Conference and will be televised nationally at
1 p.m. (ET)
/Noon (CT) on ESPN.
"We look forward to hosting the SEC and the BIG EAST on the Saturday prior to the National Championship Game," said
, executive director of the BBVA Compass Bowl. "This is the sixth time our game has been played on a Saturday which offers visiting fans the opportunity to travel over the weekend and our local fans an opportunity to participate in all of the game day activities."
The BIG EAST has a 5-1 record in the BBVA Compass Bowl with their only loss in
coming in 2012 when
caught seven passes for 120 yards and one touchdown, while setting or tying three individual bowl records and earning the Fred Sington MVP Award.
The SEC adds new members
for 2012, bringing the total number of conference members to 14. Temple will become the eighth football playing member for BIG EAST in 2012, replacing
Since its inception in 2006, the game along with the bowl week activities, has generated over
in economic impact according to figures provided by the Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Tickets will go on sale
Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012
. Ticket pricing for the 2013 game will be
for East and West reserved sideline seating and
for general admission corner seats. Corporate packages, which include prime ticket locations, hospitality benefits and corporate exposure, are available now by calling (205) 733-3776 ext.103.
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