2013 ACC Announcement

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg Partners with ACC

New bowl agreement brings ACC team to St. Pete multiple times    

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (August 7, 2013) – The Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg and The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) have signed an agreement that will bring an ACC team to St. Petersburg at least two times over a three-year period.  In this new deal, the ACC will be a primary selection for the bowl in 2014 and 2016.

The ACC will have 15 teams available in its bowl process: Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.

“We are excited to announce this new relationship and look forward to hosting an ACC team in our game,” said Brett Dulaney, Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg Executive Director. “We are sure the ACC teams and their fans will thoroughly enjoy their bowl week experience that showcases our beautiful beaches and downtown waterfront to go along with our first-class hospitality.”

The Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg is owned by ESPN Regional Television (ERT), a subsidiary of ESPN.

About Beef ‘O’ Brady’s

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s is a national franchise of family sports pubs that achieves its success by building relationships with the local schools, youth sports leagues, and other community organizations in each and every Beef ‘O’ Brady’s neighborhood market. The “kid appeal” of this unique concept is reinforced by a very moderately priced kids menu and video games. Ironically, despite what the name implies, Beef ‘O’ Brady’s is actually best known for its Buffalo-style chicken wings. The company, headquartered in Tampa, Fla. has more than 214 locations in 22 states.  An award-winning franchise system, the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s franchise opportunity is consistently recognized by Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 in the category of Full-Service Restaurants.  For more information, visit www.beefobradysfranchise.com.    

About ESPN Regional Television

ESPN Regional Television(ERT), a subsidiary of ESPN, owns and operates collegiate sporting events worldwide, including two Labor Day Kickoff college football games; seven college bowl games and eight college basketball events. These account for approximately 200 hours of programming, reach almost 64 million viewers and attract nearly half a million attendees each year. The owned and operated events build relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as provide unique experiences for teams and fans. In addition to event ownership, ERT manages the Big 12 Corporate Partner Program.

Collegiate Football
BBVA Compass Bowl(Birmingham, Ala.); Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. PetersburgBell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl(Dallas-Fort Worth); Gildan New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque); Las Vegas Bowl;MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney(Orlando, Fla.); Texas Bowl(Houston); AdvoCare Texas Kickoff (Houston); Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl(Honolulu) and The Home Depot College Football Awards

Collegiate Basketball
Armed Forces Classic(TBD); Charleston Classic(S.C.); Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic(Honolulu); Jimmy V Men’s & Women’s Basketball Classics presented by Corona Extra(Madison Square Garden & Durham, N.C.); Old Spice Classic(Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.); Puerto Rico Tip-Off(San Juan, PR); State Farm Champions Classic(United Center, Chicago) and Wooden Legacy(Orange County, Calif.)

For more information, visit espnplus.com.

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