The Charlotte Sports Foundation announced today that the 2018 Belk Bowl will be played on Saturday, December 29, with a 12:00 p.m. EST kickoff. The game, celebrating its 17th year, will be televised nationally on ABC.
College football’s only bowl game to call the Carolinas home, the Belk Bowl has long-term partnerships in place with Belk, ESPN, the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Southeastern Conference, all through 2019. The game is played at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. Belk has been the title sponsor of the Belk Bowl since 2011, working to help increase the Bowl’s visibility both regionally and nationally.
“We are very excited to announce the 2018 Belk Bowl will be broadcast nationally on ABC for the first time in the history of the bowl” said Will Webb, Belk Bowl Executive Director. “We look forward to continuing our tradition of showcasing the city of Charlotte to fans at the game from both conferences, and viewers worldwide though our television partner ESPN and ABC.”
“We are very proud to host the Belk Bowl in Charlotte for the 17th straight year,” said Johnny Harris, Chairman of the Charlotte Sports Foundation. “With over $230 million in economic impact to the city of Charlotte and the surrounding region, the Belk Bowl is a cornerstone in Charlotte’s rich sports history.”
Individual public tickets for the 2018 Belk Bowl will go on sale in the fall.
The Belk 2-Pack Ticket Package will be available on Tuesday, May 8th at www.belktickets.com. Fans who purchase the Belk 2-Pack will have the first opportunity to secure tickets for both the Belk College Kickoff and the Belk Bowl. The 2018 Belk College Kickoff will be played on Saturday, September 1st and features the West Virginia Mountaineers facing the Tennessee Volunteers to open the 2018 college football season.
For more information on the Belk Bowl, please visit www.belkbowl.com.