2023 Cricket Celebration Bowl and MEACSWAC Challenge Date Announcement

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Opens Bowl Season on ABC  

The 2023 Cricket Celebration Bowl will be televised live on ABC for the eighth consecutive time, kicking off at noon ET, on Saturday, Dec. 16, from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

The Cricket Celebration Bowl, which is the national championship of Division I Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), features the conference champions from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) . The MEAC leads the series 6 – 1. This year’s game will be the third for Cricket Wireless as title sponsor. The Celebration Bowl is one 17 bowl games owned and operated by ESPN Events.

Tickets for the game, a full ancillary event schedule and discounted rates at downtown Atlanta hotels will be available this September. To stay up to date on Celebration Bowl announcements, sign up for updates on www.thecelebrationbowl.com and follow the event on  https://www.facebook.com/CelebrationBowlGame,  https://www.twitter.com/celebrationbowl   and https://www.instagram.com/celebrationbowl/.


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Live on ABC for the first time in 18 year history

ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, also operates the season-opening Cricket MEAC/SWAC Challenge Kick-Off at Atlanta’s Center Parc Stadium. The 2023 game will again open the college football season in “Week 0,” on Saturday, August 26, and will be televised for the first time live on ABC at 7:30pm, allowing for a significant showcase for these two conferences. This year’s matchup features the 2021 and 2022 SWAC Champions, Jackson State University Tigers versus the 2021 Cricket Celebration Bowl winner and HBCU National Champion South Carolina State Bulldogs.For tickets, hotel, game, and ancillary event information visit  www.meacswacchallenge.com.                                                                      


About ESPN Events

ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a large portfolio of 35 collegiate sporting events worldwide. The roster includes five early-season college football games, 17 college bowl games, 12 college basketball events, and a college softball event, which accounts for approximately 400 hours of live programming, reaching almost 64 million viewers and attracting over 800,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in Albuquerque, Birmingham, Boca Raton, Boise, Dallas-Fort Worth, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Montgomery and Tampa, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.

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