Mid-American Conference announces new bowl game

Mid-American Conference announces new bowl game
August 19, 2013, 3:15 pm
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The Mid-American Conference has announced the creation of a new bowl game that will begin in 2014, according to NIUHuskies.com.

The Camellia Bowl will feature one MAC bowl eligible team to compete against one team from the Sun Belt Conference and will take place at the Cramton Bowl located in Montgomery, Alabama. 

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The Cramton bowl seats 25,000 people and has underwent multiple renovations.

"The Mid-American Conference is proud to partner in the creation of the Camellia Bowl beginning with the 2014 season," Dr. Jon Steinbrecher, Mid-American Conference Commissioner told NIUHuskies.com. "The historic Cramton Bowl will be a great venue for our student-athletes and fans. Additionally, Montgomery's entertainment district will provide a fun and lively bowl experience for all involved. I want to thank all parties involved for their diligence in creating this event, especially Montgomery mayor Todd Strange."

The Camellia Bowl will spotlight a MAC and Sun belt team for the next six seasons (2014-2019) and will be the third bowl game where the MAC is a primary bowl partner, including the Go Daddy bowl and the Famous Idaho Potato bowl.

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