The 2020 Redbox Bowl will not be played due to complications from COVID-19, Stadium’s Brett McMurphy reported Friday.
.@RedboxBowl will not be played this year. Game was scheduled to feature Big 10 vs. Pac-12, so now we’re down to 41 FBS bowls. Please adjust your schedules accordingly
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) July 31, 2020
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.