ESPN Events has officially announced the creation of the Frisco Bowl, which will be played at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.
The game, set for Wednesday, Dec. 20 at 8:00pm ET on ESPN, is affiliated with the American Athletic Conference. The other opponent will be an at-large team.
The Frisco Bowl replaces the Miami Beach Bowl, which was played for three seasons at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida.
“We are pleased to be able to host this game in one of the most vibrant football markets in the country,” said Clint Overby, ESPN vice president of events. “The infrastructure and facilities that exist in Frisco are outstanding and will be an excellent venue for the teams, players, administrators and fans traveling into the marketplace. We look forward to working with civic organizations and businesses in the area to create an annual event that embraces the spirit of the community.”
“We are thrilled to host the Frisco Bowl,” said Dan Hunt, FC Dallas president. “Toyota Stadium provides a premier football experience and we’re looking forward to hosting this marquee matchup for years to come.”
“We are extremely excited to be a part of creating this bowl game,” said Josh Dill, director of sports and events, Visit Frisco. “The Frisco Bowl is a great fit for our city because sports truly is a pillar of our community. Hosting this event is a perfect way to showcase our city’s sports and tourism offerings, while providing entertainment and economic benefits for our residents.”