The 2014 Bahamas Bowl will be played on Christmas Eve, bowl officials announced at a press conference on Tuesday in Nassau.
Teams from Conference USA and the Mid-American Conference will square off at noon eastern with live coverage from ESPN.
The game will be played at Thomas Robinson Stadium, which seats 15,000 but can be expanded to hold 30,000. The stadium is mainly used for soccer matches.
C-USA recently purchased the Bahamas Bowl from the AAC and will play in the game at least four of the next six years and possibly all six, according to a report from ESPN.
“You’re witnessing history today where the Bahamas is launching its Sports in Paradise programme,” Dr Daniel Johnson, the Bahamas Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture said. “We have one simple, very simple goal. We dominated the relays a few years ago, we used to dominate in sailing, we dominated in boxing, we’ve had guys in the NFL and the NCAA basketball tournament, we have six NBA rings from the Bahamas, this is a sporting nation to deal with.
“But our ministry this year is launching out in the business of sports. We’re going into the business of sports with the whole hog. Sports and tourism now brings us a platform where we can show the world what the Bahamas has naturally and what we can do. The bowl game marks one of the marquee events that we will have.”
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