Holiday Bowl 2021

The San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl in December 2021 will be played at Petco Park under a new agreement that will last a minimum of five years.


Petco Park Holiday Bowl
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“The Padres are excited to welcome the Holiday Bowl to Petco Park and keep this long-standing tradition where it belongs; in San Diego. Petco Park is a world class venue, and we are thrilled to welcome college football fans to what will be a truly unique bowl game experience.” — Erik Greupner, Padres CEO.

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From the San Diego Union-Tribune: Holiday Bowl and Padres officials will announce a partnership Thursday morning that will bring the game downtown following four decades in Mission Valley. The Holiday Bowl has been searching for a new venue since the stadium’s demise. Although San Diego State is building a 35,000-seat stadium on the site, a larger venue is needed for the Holiday Bowl, which has averaged 52,000 fans over the past decade. Read more

From 10News: The Holiday Bowl will move downtown to Petco Park after its home of 42 years, Qualcomm Stadium, was razed. Holiday Bowl executive director Mark Neville confirmed the move. Officials sent renderings of how the ballpark will accommodate a football field at ABC 10News on Wednesday. No date has been set for the 2021 game, which will be the first in a new contract between the Pac-12 and ACC. Read more

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