ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (November 6, 2017) – Tickets for the 2017 Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl go on sale today, Monday, Nov. 6 and start as low as just $40. Game tickets, parking and tailgate event tickets can all be ordered online through Tickets.com.
The tenth edition of the bowl game, which is owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, is scheduled to match up teams from the American Athletic Conference and Conference USA at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Thursday, Dec. 21, at 8 p.m. ET.
“Both of our conference tie-ins for this season offer some of the most exciting teams in the country,” said Brett Dulaney, executive director, Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl. “The American has had four teams appear in the top 25 rankings this season and Conference USA boasts four teams averaging more than 30 points per game.”
The Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl has been host to many exciting games over the previous nine years and last season was no exception. Mississippi State blocked a 37-yard field goal attempt with five seconds left in the game to secure a come-from-behind 17-16 victory over Miami (Ohio).
Tropicana Field’s setup has enabled the bowl game to offer unique hospitality options with Shipwreck Party Deck seats and The Crow’s Nest. The Shipwreck Party Deck seats include access to the lounge located on the field, for an in-game experience like no other. Both the Shipwreck and Crow’s Nest tickets include complimentary food and beverages all game. Please contact the Bowl Office at 727.290.9865 for more information on these two offerings as well as hospitality packages and group tickets.
While the game is the headliner event, the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl activities start a few days prior.  This year the teams, their alumni and students will start arriving in St. Petersburg on Sunday, Dec., 17, for the numerous bowl-related festivities leading up to kick-off.  These events, which are free and open to the public, include the Battle at the Beach (Dec. 19) and the Fan Invasion (Dec. 21).
For more information on the 2017 Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl game and the numerous events, visit www.gasparillabowl.com. Additionally, follow the bowl on Facebook and Twitter (@GasparillaBowl) for flash sales and special deals.


ESPN Events
ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a large portfolio of 31 collegiate sporting events worldwide. The roster includes three Labor Day weekend college football games; FCS opening-weekend game; 14 college bowl games, 11 college basketball events and two college award shows, which accounts for approximately 300-plus hours of programming, reaches almost 64 million viewers and attracts over 700,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in Albuquerque, Birmingham, Boca Raton, Boise, Dallas-Fort Worth, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Montgomery and St. Petersburg, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.
ESPN Events also manages the Big 12 Corporate Partner Program.
Collegiate Football
AdvoCare Texas Kickoff (Houston); Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl (Florida); Bahamas Bowl (Nassau); Birmingham Bowl (Alabama); Boca Raton Bowl (Florida); Camping World Kickoff (Orlando, Fla.); Celebration Bowl (Atlanta); Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Boise); Frisco Bowl (Frisco, Texas); Gildan New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque); Guardian Credit Union FCS Kickoff (Montgomery, Ala.); Hawai’i Bowl (Honolulu); Las Vegas Bowl (Nevada); Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth); MEAC/SWAC Challenge (Baton Rouge, La.); Raycom Media Camellia Bowl (Montgomery, Ala.); Texas Bowl (Houston); The Home Depot College Football Awards (Atlanta) and Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth)
Collegiate Basketball

AdvoCare Invitational (Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.); Armed Forces Classic (Ramstein Air Base, Germany); College Basketball Awards Presented by Wendy’s (Los Angeles); Gildan Charleston Classic (South Carolina); Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Honolulu); Jimmy V Men’s Classic presented by Corona (New York City); Jimmy V Women’s Classic presented by Corona (Hartford, Conn.); NIT Season Tip-Off (Brooklyn, N.Y.); PK80 presented by State Farm (Portland, Ore.); Puerto Rico Tip-Off (San Juan); State Farm Champions Classic (Chicago) and Wooden Legacy (Fullerton, Calif.)


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