Updated Tue, Aug 26, 2014 2:04 pm
One of the Mid-American Conference's newest bowl games for the 2014 season finally has a title sponsor.
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, the Atlanta-based fast-food chain, has agreed to sponsor the inaugural Bahamas Bowl, which will be played on Dec. 24 on ESPN. The bowl game is scheduled to feature teams from the MAC and Conference-USA, and will be played at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium in Nassau, Bahamas.
“Popeyes is honored to partner with the Bahamas Bowl to bring this historic bowl game to college football fans everywhere,” Hector Munoz, the Vice President of Marketing for Popeyes said in a press release. “Like college football, Popeyes enjoys a rich tradition and passionate fans, and we look forward to a great game and a lot of fun in the Bahamas.”
When the 2014 Popeyes Bahamas Bowl kicks off, it will be the first bowl game that will be played outside of the United States border since the International Bowl was played in Toronto, Canada in 2010, as well as the first time an NCAA FBS game will be played outside of the US or Canada since way back in 1937.
“We are very excited to partner with Popeyes as our inaugural title sponsor,” said Lea Miller, Executive Director of the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl in the press release. “We appreciate the tremendous support of Popeyes for the Bahamas Bowl, and we look forward to a great event in the Bahamas.”
The Bahamas Bowl joins the Boca Raton Bowl, Raycom Media Camellia Bowl, GoDaddy Bowl, and the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl as the MAC's bowl tie-ins for the 2014 season.