BOWL NEWS: Las Vegas Bowl Moves To Allegiant Stadium, Home of the NFL's Raiders

October 15, 2020 by Staff

Beginning this season, Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl joins forces with the SEC, Big Ten and Pac-12 in the new, state-of-the-art Allegiant Stadium. The game will feature a team from the Pac-12 Conference vs. a team from either the SEC or Big Ten Conference in a six-year deal.

"The Raiders are proud to partner with the LVCVA and ESPN Events to bring the tradition of the Las Vegas Bowl to Allegiant Stadium, which will provide an exciting destination for fans from the Pac-12, SEC and Big Ten conferences," said Raiders President Marc Badain. "The Raiders are committed to working with the LVCVA to continue to attract elite sporting events to the newest world-class venue in the Entertainment Capital of the World."

Key information

  • The new agreement will run from the 2020 game through the 2025 game.
  • Las Vegas Bowl will move to a post-Christmas date for the first time.
  • Will get the No. 2 selection (after the College Football Playoff selection) from the Pac-12 and share that position with the Holiday Bowl.
  • Shares a SEC spot in 2020, '22 and '24 with the Belk Bowl in the "pool of six" that follows the CFP and Citrus selections.
  • Shares a Big Ten spot in 2021, '23 and '25 with the Music City Bowl after the CFP, Citrus and Outback selections.

The eaxct time and date has not yet been announced.

Allegiant Stadium will also host the PAC-12 Championship game in 2021 and 2022. This season, the home team with the best conference record, or highest ranking for the tie-breaker procedure, will host the championship game.

Other Bowl News

Cheez-It Bowl moves from Phoenix to Orflando: The Cheez-It Bowl leaves Phoenix for Orlando, but this doesn't create a fourth Orlando bowl. Instead, Cheez-It is simply taking over the naming rights of the Camping World Bowl which has also formerly been called the Russel Athletic Bowl and the Champs Sports Bowl (among other iterations), and was played in Miami from 1990-2000 as the Blockbuster Bowl and Micron PC Bowl, to name a few of its identities in south Florida.

Cactus Bowl: In relation to the move above, Phoenix will keep the bowl game under another name. For now, the game reverts back to the Cactus Bowl.

Independence Bowl: Radiant Technologies takes over naming rights.

Hawaii Bowl: Canceled for 2020

Bahamas Bowl: Canceled for 2020

RedBox Bowl: Defunct

New Bowls: The Los Angeles Bowl (first selection from the Mountain West against a Pac-12 team). The Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park opens in 2020 and will also host the 2023 College Football Playoff title game. The MWC's 19-year tie-in with the Las Vegas Bowl ended after last season.


The Myrtle Beach Bowl, created by ESPN, will feature teams from Conference USA, the Mid-American and Sun Belt. Each conference will play four times between 2020-25.


The Fenway Bowl at Fenway Park in Boston will feature teams from the American Conference and the ACC.

All of these new bowls are waiting to learn their fate for 2020 and have not announced a date or time.