JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- TaxSlayer Bowl Chairman David Boree announced Wednesday that tickets to the 72 nd annual TaxSlayer Bowl are now on sale to the public.
This year's game, in its sixth year of a naming rights partnership with TaxSlayer.com, will be played Saturday, Dec. 31, at 11 a.m. at EverBank Field and will be nationally televised on ESPN. Tickets are available at taxslayerbowl.com or through Ticketmaster. " TaxSlayer is honored to be the naming rights sponsor of this iconic Bowl game. It is a legacy in college football and we are extremely proud to be a part of such a dedicated and professional Bowl family," said TaxSlayer.com President and CEO Brian Rhodes. The match-up will include a representative from the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and a visiting team from the Big Ten Conference, Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) or Notre Dame. TaxSlayer Bowl Selection ProcessSoutheastern Conference: In each year of the current six-year agreement, a team will come from the Southeastern Conference. Once the teams for the New Year's Six Bowls and the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl are selected, the Southeastern Conference has created a Tier 1 Bowl pool that is made up of the TaxSlayer Bowl, the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, the Outback Bowl, the Belk Bowl and the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl. The pool of teams to populate these Bowls will be created by the Southeastern Conference and the Bowls will work with the Conference office and the schools' athletic directors to create the best matchups possible. Atlantic Coast Conference/ Notre Dame: Once the teams for the New Year's Six Bowls and the Russell Athletic Bowl are selected, the Atlantic Coast Conference has created a Tier 1 pool that includes the TaxSlayer Bowl, the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, the Belk Bowl, the New Era Pinstripe Bowl and the Hyundai Sun Bowl. The Bowls will work with the Conference and the schools' athletic directors to create the best matchups while attempting to use regionalization in this process. Big Ten Conference: Once the teams for the New Year's Six Bowls are selected, the selection process is as follows: 1. Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl2. Outback Bowl3. National Funding Holiday Bowl4. TaxSlayer Bowl/Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl5. New Era Pinstripe Bowl