As the end of the year approaches, downtown Orlando will host several bowl games. Here’s a look at upcoming bowl games as well as the signature Florida Citrus Parade!
AutoNation Cure Bowl
Camping World Stadium
The AutoNation Cure Bowl is more than a game. It’s a celebration of the women who are living with breast cancer today and those who will face it tomorrow. It’s a memoriam of those who have lost their battle and hope for those who fight to survive. But more than that, it’s a rally cry to the world to raise awareness and help bring an end to this deadly disease once and for all. To purchase your tickets for the December 16 event click here.
Camping World Bowl
Camping World Stadium
Experience the Camping World Bowl on December 28 at Camping World Stadium. Originally titled the Blockbuster Bowl, the game was born in Miami, Florida, in 1990 and thrived in its first year with a marquee matchup between Penn State and Florida State which drew more than 74,000 fans. After 11 seasons in South Florida, the game was acquired by Florida Citrus Sports and moved to Orlando. The first edition of the game in Central Florida was called the Tangerine Bowl, a tribute to the name of Orlando’s original bowl game (now the Citrus Bowl).
With each successive year in Orlando, the bowl has continued to make strides, at one point posting eight consecutive years of attendance increases (a standing record among bowl games). Over the past five years, the bowl has averaged just shy of 55,000 fans per game. To purchase tickets click here.
Florida Citrus Parade
The parade begins on Orange Avenue and Robinson Street on December 30.
The Florida Citrus Parade has grown to become one of the largest sports affiliated parades in the nation, an annual tradition that occurs each year between the Camping World Bowl and the Citrus Bowl games.
In addition to its signature floats made of citrus fruit, the parade features spirited high school marching bands from throughout the nation, participating bowl game college marching bands, specialty units and other exciting performances. Upwards of 3,000 participants take part in this spectacular event. Reserve seating is available via Ticketmaster.com.
Citrus Bowl Presented by Overton’s
The game moves back to its New Year’s Day spot this year and kicks off at 1:00 p.m. in Camping World Stadium and airs nationally on ABC.
This year’s Citrus Bowl presented by Overton’s marks the 72nd edition of the game, the seventh-oldest of all current bowl games, and features the top non-CFP selections from the Big Ten and SEC.
Tickets to the game are available here.
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