Boston’s Fenway Park will host a college football bowl game matching teams from the ACC and American beginning in 2020, Brett McMurphy of WatchStadium has reported.
The Boston bowl game will be one of three new bowl games following the 2020 college football season, joining bowl games in Los Angeles, California, and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
From the report:
Last year, the NCAA’s Football Oversight Committee approved the addition of a maximum of three new bowl games. Starting in 2020, a record 43 bowls – including the College Football Playoff title game – will be played, meaning a record 65 percent of the 130 FBS schools (84 teams) will play in a bowl.
Fenway Park, home of Major League Baseball’s Boston Red Sox, has a capacity of 37,305 during the day and 37,755 at night. The stadium has hosted football games since “at least 1916”, per Wikipedia.
The most recent college football game played at Fenway Park was the annual Harvard-Yale game on Nov. 17, 2018. Other schools that have played at Fenway Park include Boston College, Notre Dame, Dartmouth, Brown, and Boston University.
The new Los Angeles bowl game will pit teams from the Pac-12 and the Mountain West at the new Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park. The stadium will be the new home of the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers.
Also debuting in 2020 is the Myrtle Beach Bowl. It will be played at Coastal Carolina’s Brooks Stadium and will match teams from Conference USA, Mid-American Conference (MAC), and Sun Belt Conference. Each conference will participate in the bowl up to four times between 2020 and 2025.
The 2019-20 college football bowl schedule has not yet been officially announced. It will again feature 40 games this season, including the College Football National Championship. Bowl season will kick off on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019.