The 2020 LA Bowl will not be played this season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was announced on Monday.
“The inaugural LA Bowl has been postponed to 2021,” a statement from the bowl read. “While the COVID-19 pandemic has prevented us from having the game this year, we look forward to hosting teams from the Mountain West and Pac-12 conferences at SoFi Stadium next December.”
The game was slated to be played at the brand-new SoFi Stadium in Allegiant Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020.
“The Pac-12 shares the disappointment of our student-athletes and fans in the postponement of the LA Bowl due to the current pandemic,” a statement from the Pac-12 read. “At the same time, we are looking forward to the LA Bowl in 2021 which promises to be an incredible national stage in one of the world’s best sporting venues for one of our Pac-12 teams to showcase their talents.”
The 2020-21 college football bowl schedule is now down to 33 games overall, including the College Football Playoff National Championship. Ten other bowl games had already been canceled: Bahamas Bowl, Celebration Bowl (FCS), Fenway Bowl, Hawaii Bowl, RedBox Bowl, SDCCU Holiday Bowl, Quick Lane Bowl, New Era Pinstripe Bowl, Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl, and Las Vegas Bowl.
The College Football Bowl Schedule is currently slated to begin on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020 with the Tropical Smoothie Café Frisco Bowl at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. The game will feature two teams from either the American, Conference USA, MAC or Mountain West.
On Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, the two College Football Playoff semifinal games will take place. Hosts this season are the Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena, Calif., and the Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, La. The semifinal games will kickoff at 5:00pm ET and 8:45pm ET, respectively.
The College Football National Championship concludes the college football season on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 at 8:00pm ET. The two playoff semifinal winners will meet at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.