The 2020 Bahamas Bowl and Hawai’i Bowl have been canceled due to both health concerns from the COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions to the bowl sites, ESPN announced Friday.
“We are disappointed that we aren’t able to stage events at these premier destinations this year,” said Pete Derzis, ESPN senior vice president of college sports programming & ESPN Events in the release. “We are committed to bringing both games back in 2021, and we thank our conference partners, sponsors and the local communities for their ongoing support and understanding.”
At least one of the bowls stated its intent to return in 2021, when it hopes the travel restrictions will be loosened.
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— Hawai'i Bowl (@HawaiiBowl) October 2, 2020
No other bowls have as yet announced cancellations or postponements. More updates will be shared as they are made available.