Myrtle Beach Bowl to join ESPN Events for 2020


The Myrtle Beach Bowl will premiere in 2020.   Contributed image

The Myrtle Beach Bowl, a new bowl game, will join the ESPN line up starting in 2020. 

Taking place at the Brooks Stadium on the campus of Coastal Carolina, the Myrtle Beach Bowl will be nationally televised on ESPN networks. Conference USA, the Mid-American Conference (MAC) and the Sun Belt Conference will provide teams for the bowl through 2025.

“We are pleased to bring post-season college football to the greater Myrtle Beach area and are thrilled to have representation from three of our conference partners; Conference USA, MAC and Sun Belt,” ESPN Senior Vice President Pete Derzis said. “With the inaugural Myrtle Beach Basketball Invitational taking place this week, the addition of this bowl game brings yet another opportunity to showcase all that Myrtle Beach has to offer.”

ESPN Events is a division of ESPN. It owns and operates a portfolio of 32 collegiate sporting events. 

“Visit Myrtle Beach is thrilled to team up once again with ESPN and Coastal Carolina to bring another major sporting event to our region,” said Karen Riordan, president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, said. “It is a fantastic addition to the sports offerings in the Myrtle Beach area, and our exciting destination will ensure that players, coaches, and fans will have a great experience.”

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