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St. Petersburg Bowl Tickets
Event: St. Petersburg Bowl
Location: Raymond James Stadium
First Held: 2008
MVPs: Aaron Dobson, Duke Calhoun, Jahwan Edwards
Most Appearances: Marshall, University of Central Florida
St. Petersburg Bowl TicketsFirst held in 2008 at Tropicana Field, the St. Petersburg Bowl is one of the newest post-season bowl games on the schedule, and it's fast becoming a fan favorite. Each year, this game sees teams from the American Athletic Conference face off against foes from the ACC or Conference USA. At times, teams have been invited from the Sun Belt and Mid-American conferences due to a lack of bowl-eligible teams from the ACC and C-USA. Marshall and the University of Central Florida have made the most appearances at this bowl so far. They're tied at three appearances each. Over the years, this game has been sponsored by magicJack, Bitcoin and Beef O'Brady's. The game moved to the Tampa Bay area for 2018, where it became known as the Gasparilla Bowl after the legendary Florida pirate Jose Gaspar. As the largest ticket marketplace in the world, StubHub is your source for St. Petersburg Bowl tickets.
Who won the St. Petersburg Bowl in 2018?In 2018, Marshall faced off against South Florida. Marshall took the game by a score of 38 to 20. It was Marshall's third appearance at this bowl game.
Where are St. Petersburg Bowl games played?In 2018, the game was played in the Tampa Bay area at Raymond James Stadium. In previous years, it was played at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. Raymond James Stadium is an NFL stadium, hosting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for all of their home games. It has a seating capacity of over 65,000 and can be expanded to 75,000 for special events. The stadium is famous for its replica pirate ship, complete with cannons, in the north end zone. The stadium has been nicknamed “ ”Ray Jay“ ” by locals.
How do I get St. Petersburg Bowl tickets?Tickets to this bowl game can be purchased online. StubHub is a great source for tickets to any bowl game, including this one.
What were some of the best matchups at this bowl game?The 2015 St. Petersburg Bowl saw Marshall face off against Connecticut in a tight game. Marshall took the bowl, winning 16-10. The following year featured a result with an even closer score. Mississippi State defeated Miami University of Ohio 17 to 16.
Who are some of the biggest names to play at the St. Petersburg Bowl?Nick Fitzgerald, current QB for the Tampa Bay Bucs, played on the Mississippi State team that won this bowl game in 2016. T.Y. Hilton of the Colts played in this bowl game for the losing Florida International University team in 2011. In 2018, the standout player in this game was Keion Davis of Marshall, who took home the MVP award.
What teams have been at this bowl the most?Marshall has an undefeated record at this bowl, winning in all three of their appearances. The University of Central Florida has been at this game three times, posting a record of 1-2. South Florida has appeared twice and has a record of one win and one loss. Florida International University is 0-2 in their two appearances at the St. Petersburg Bowl.
What is the tailgating scene like at this bowl game?Tailgating is permitted in the parking lot at Raymond James Stadium. People can tailgate behind their own vehicles but cannot take up more than one parking space. There is also a FanZone featuring vendors and giveaways for ticketholders. VIP passes are required for the VIP ESPN Tailgate, which features live music and other perks.
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