Charlotte, North Carolina (December 22, 2020) – The Charlotte Sports Foundation (CSF) announced today that the 2020 Duke’s Mayo Bowl between the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and Wisconsin Badgers will not be open for the general public to attend. The decision was made jointly by county public health officials, Bank of America Stadium, and CSF after careful review of the most recent COVID-19 data and guidance.

Families and friends of the teams and bowl organizer will be the only spectators allowed in Bank of America Stadium. There will be no public ticket sales for the game.

An automatic refund of all ticket purchases through the Charlotte Sports Foundation and Ticketmaster will be applied to the same method of payment used to purchase tickets within 30 days following this announcement. Scheduled for Wednesday, December 30th in Charlotte, N.C. with a noon kickoff, the Duke’s Mayo Bowl will be broadcast nationally on ESPN.

“Our first priority when hosting the Duke’s Mayo Bowl is the safety of all participants, from the teams and coaches to the fans, staff and community,” said Executive Director Danny Morrison. “We look forward to Wake Forest and Wisconsin having a great game in Charlotte in front of their families and friends.”

The Duke’s Mayo Bowl has welcomed 942,565 fans to Charlotte since its inception. The game has reached over 55 million television households and produced an economic impact of over $350 million to the city and the surrounding region.

This is the first year with Carolinas-founded Duke’s Mayonnaise as the title sponsor. The partnership with Duke’s Mayonnaise, a staple in southern recipes for over 100 years, was announced this past June. It also features for the first time a matchup of the Atlantic Coast Conference against the Big Ten Conference.


About Duke’s Mayo

Duke’s Mayonnaise celebrated 100 years of its bold and palate-thrilling presence in southern cuisine in 2017. In addition to the five new regionally inspired Duke’s Southern Sauces and Duke’s Real Mayonnaise (still made according to Eugenia Duke’s original recipe), the brand offers light mayonnaise, mayonnaise with olive oil, tartar sauce and sandwich relish.) For more information, please visit

Duke’s Mayonnaise is owned by Sauer Brands, Inc., which was founded as The C.F. Sauer Company in 1887 in Richmond, VA. Today, the company produces a broad line of inspired flavors to excite and delight consumers in the condiments, spices, seasonings and extracts categories. The company’s manufacturing facilities include locations in Richmond, Virginia; Greenville, South Carolina; New Century, Kansas; San Luis Obispo, California, and Elk Grove Village, Illinois. Besides Duke’s Mayonnaise, the company’s brands include The Spice Hunter, Sauer’s, Gold Medal, BAMA, Kernel Seasons, and Tasty Shakes. Sauer Brands also produces high quality private label products for the retail and food service channels. Learn more at