19th Annual Game Set for December 30th in Charlotte
Charlotte, North Carolina (December 20, 2020) – The Wake Forest Demon Deacons will face the Wisconsin Badgers in the 2020 Duke’s Mayo Bowl, it was announced today by the Charlotte Sports Foundation, owner and operator of the game. Scheduled for Wednesday, December 30th at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. with a noon kickoff, it will be broadcast nationally on ESPN.
This will be the first meeting between the two schools on the football field. Wake Forest is designated the away team and Wisconsin is designated the home team.
A limited number of tickets are available for the game and may be purchased through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com.
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
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.
“We are very excited to host Wake Forest University and the University of Wisconsin for the 2020 Duke’s Mayo Bowl,” said Executive Director Danny Morrison. “The game, our 19th and first with new title Duke’s Mayonnaise, should be exciting and competitive on the field. We look forward to bringing the Demon Deacons and Badgers to Charlotte.”
Wake Forest is making its third appearance in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl. They have a perfect 2-0 record at Bank of America Stadium. Wake defeated Connecticut, 24-10 in 2007, and then beat Texas A&M, 55-52, in 2017. That game was selected by the Football Bowl Association 150th Anniversary Committee as the 16th greatest bowl game in college football history.
The Demon Deacons finished the season with an 4-4 overall record, with a four-game winning streak in the middle of the season. Three of their four losses were to Top 25-ranked ACC opponents (Clemson, North Carolina, NC State). They have won five of their last seven bowl games, with the two losses by only six points each.
Wisconsin will be making its first appearance in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl and in Charlotte.
The Badgers finished the season with a 3-3 overall record. Their three losses were to Top 25-ranked Big Ten opponents (Northwestern, Indiana, Iowa). They have won five of their last six bowl games, with the only loss last year by one point in the Rose Bowl.
In compliance with current state and local regulations, the total number of spectators is set at seven percent of capacity for Bank of America Stadium. Seat locations are similar to those currently in place for Carolina Panthers’ football games and comply with stadium policies.
Game tickets in the outside seating bowl are distributed in “pods” to support physical distancing between each group of ticket holders at the game, with the expectation that fans will be attending games with family members they have been sheltering with and/or with trusted acquaintances. Seating pods are assigned every other row with at least two seats between groups. Fans are asked not to move to other seats or join other groups.
Face coverings are mandatory for every person in the stadium (fans and staff) and must be worn at all times, except while actively eating and drinking in their seat. Fans are required to follow all physical distancing markers displayed throughout the stadium. These markers will help everyone line up for security screenings, restrooms and concessions.
Bank of America Stadium is entirely cashless in 2020. All purchases will need to be made via credit card, debit card, or touch-free payment. Pre-paid debit cards are accepted.
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