2022 Outback Bowl to Kickoff at Noon on New Year's Day

May 27, 2021

Tampa, FL - Outback Bowlofficials confirmed today that their 2022 game, which hosts teams from the BigTen Conference and Southeastern Conference, will be played on Saturday, January1st at Raymond James Stadium. The game will kick off at 12:00 PM ET on ESPN2. It will continue its tradition as a Januarybowl for the 35th consecutive year.

"We are pleased to once again bethe first game to kick off the most tradition-rich day of college football -New Year's Day," stated Outback Bowl President/CEO Jim McVay. "The eyes of the college football world willbe on the Outback Bowl. We are also excitedto return to what we expect will be a full 'Bowl Week' of events so we can showcaseour wonderful Tampa Bay community to our teams and their fanbase."

Prioritymembership seats are currently available through the Outback Bowl office at(813) 874-BOWL with details on the bowl web site at www.outbackbowl.com. All other general tickets will go on sale tothe public in late August through Ticketmaster.

The Outback Bowl attractstens-of-thousands of out-of-market visitors each year from more than fortystates who join local fans in generating an economic impact estimated at $1.1billion on the Tampa Bay area over its history. The game also generates tens-of-millions of dollars in exposure for theregion each year and has contributed $158 million to universities over itshistory along with more than $2.5 million for charities since 2016 through itsCharitable Giving Initiative.

The bowls title sponsor OutbackSteakhouse is the longest title sponsor in college bowl history celebrating its27th year with the upcoming game.

About the Outback Bowl:

The Outback Bowl, featuring teams from the Big Ten Conference andSoutheastern Conference, is played in Raymond James Stadium and will celebrateits 36th game on January 1, 2022. Overits history it has brought more than a million out of market visitors to theregion while creating an estimated $1.1 billion in economic impact anddistributing $158 million to universities. It has also contributed more than $2.5 million to charities since2016. For information on the bowl go to www.OutbackBowl.com or call813-874-BOWL.