Charlotte, North Carolina (October 30, 2020) – The Charlotte Sports Foundation (CSF) today announced that the 19th Annual Duke’s Mayo Bowl will take place on Wednesday, December 30th at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. The game, set for a noon kickoff, will feature for the first time a matchup of the Atlantic Coast Conference against the Big Ten Conference. It will be broadcast nationally on ESPN. Ticket information will be announced at a later date.
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.
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 $280 million to the city and the surrounding region.
“We are very excited to announce the kickoff for the 2020 Duke’s Mayo Bowl will be on December 30th,” said Danny Morrison, Duke’s Mayo Bowl Executive Director. “Our tradition of showcasing the city of Charlotte to the teams, conferences and college football fans is important to the community. The thought of playing bowl games, even playing a college football season, was something very difficult to envision several months ago. And now, we will celebrate a new partnership with Duke’s Mayonnaise and have the first appearance by the Big Ten in Charlotte. This game will be a great opportunity to end the year on a positive note for Charlotte.”
“We are proud to host the Duke’s Mayo Bowl in Charlotte for the 19th straight year,” said Johnny Harris, Chairman of the Charlotte Sports Foundation. “It is an important part of the Charlotte community and we are very pleased to present the game this year with our partner, Duke’s Mayonnaise.”
“We are thrilled to participate in the first ever Duke’s Mayo Bowl. Supporting the local community, particularly the hospitality industry hit hard during this pandemic, is a priority for us,” said Martin Kelly, President and CEO of Sauer Brands Inc. “We are looking forward to the big game.”
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 www.dukesmayo.com.
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 www.sauerbrands.com
About the Charlotte Sports Foundation
The mission of the Charlotte Sports Foundation (CSF), a 501(c)(3), is to provide leadership for sports-based initiatives that result in a positive impact on the economy and quality of life in the Charlotte region. CSF was created in the spring of 2013 as a combined entity of Charlotte’s two primary sports development groups, Charlotte Collegiate Football and the Charlotte Regional Sports Commission. Its origins can be traced to the vision of Charlotte civic leaders after the very successful hosting of the 1994 NCAA Men’s Final Four.
The Foundation also provides support for recruitment and operation of other local sporting events, and spearheads Charlotte’s continued growth as a preferred host for premier national and regional sporting events. CSF’s future regular season football games include East Carolina University vs. Appalachian State University and the University of Georgia vs. Clemson University (2021), and the University of North Carolina vs. the University of South Carolina (2023).
The Board of Directors that guides the Charlotte Sports Foundation boasts a dynamic roster of top Charlotte civic and business leaders. Please visit www.charlottesports.org for more information.