2020 Redbox Bowl canceled

By Brian Wilmer -

The 2020 Redbox Bowl will not be played due to complications from COVID-19, Stadium’s Brett McMurphy reported Friday.

No date had been announced for the game. It was slated to be played in Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury-News reports that the 49ers had also ended their agreement to host the game, putting it in additional jeopardy.

“The San Francisco 49ers and Levi’s Stadium have been incredible stewards of CFB over the last six years, and I, along with so many Bay Area College Football fans, am grateful for all they’ve done to support and promote the game,” executive director Ryan Oppelt explained in a statement.

“While it’s unfortunate that we are unable to stage the 19th iteration of the Bay Area’s Bowl game this December, I’m confident that the Bowl property, along with the entire live sports, events and tourism industry, will be in a healthier position next year, and we can’t wait to welcome new college football teams and fans back to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2021.”

More information will be provided on this announcement as it is made available.

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Comments (4)

Power 5 conferences are pushing their championship games back to 12/19. With a couple exceptions, the P5 play their bowl games after Christmas, but 12/19 would have been the beginning of the Gof5 bowls. Will ESPN still fund and air these? The teams/conferences made little money, often had a net loss, and now won’t be able to sell tickets.