2018 Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl Tickets and VIP Packages on Sale

TAMPA, Fla. (Nov. 14, 2018) – Tickets for the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl, being played for the first time at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, go on sale today, November 14.


Tickets start as low as $25, and are available for purchase online through the bowl’s website, Gasparilla Bowl.com.  In addition to individual game tickets, there are multiple tickets packages (Deck Hand, First Mate and Captain) that include premium tickets, VIP tailgate tickets and parking passes.


The 11th 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 the Atlantic Coast Conference on Thursday, Dec. 20, at 8 p.m. ET.


“We’re excited for our first year at Raymond James Stadium and the many assets available for us to enhance the entire game day experience whether you’re sitting in a sideline seat or taking advantage of the club level seating options,” said Brett Dulaney, executive director, Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl. “Our staff and board members are positioning our bowl game as the place to be on Dec. 20 whether you’re a football fan, someone looking for a fun way to enjoy a night of entertainment with family, or a business owner hosting a holiday party or rewarding staff and clients.”


Over the past decade the game has had many exciting nail-biter games and has showcased the talents of numerous future NFL players.  This season there are more than 30 players on NFL rosters that have competed in past bowl games including Blake Bortles (Jaguars /UCF, 2012), Bradley Chubb (Broncos / NC St., 2014), T.Y. Hilton (Colts / FIU, 2011), Latavius Murray (Vikings / UCF, 2012) and Mohamed Sanu (Falcons / Rutgers 2009).


For more information on tickets packages, suites as well as group tickets, please contact the Bowl Office at 727.290.9865.


To learn more about the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl game, bowl week events open to the public and the Joy of Giving program with the Bullard Family Foundation, visit www.gasparillabowl.com.


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, 10 college basketball events, a college softball event and two college award shows, which accounts for approximately 375-plus hours of live programming, reaches almost 64 million viewers and attracts over 800,000 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

Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl (Houston); AdvoCare Texas Kickoff (Houston); Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl (Atlanta); Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl (Tampa, Fla.); Birmingham Bowl (Alabama); Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl (Florida); Camping World Kickoff (Orlando, Fla.); Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Boise); DXL Frisco Bowl (Texas); Guardian Credit Union FCS Kickoff (Montgomery, Ala.); Hawai’i Bowl (Honolulu); Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth); Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl (Nassau); MEAC/SWAC Challenge (Atlanta); Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl (Nevada);   New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque); Raycom Media Camellia Bowl (Montgomery, Ala.); SERVPRO First Responder Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth); The Home Depot College Football Awards (Atlanta)


Collegiate Basketball

AdvoCare Invitational (Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.); Armed Forces Classic (Fort Bliss, Texas); Charleston Classic (South Carolina); College Basketball Awards Presented by Wendy’s (Los Angeles); 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 (South Bend, Ind.); Myrtle Beach Invitational (Conway, S.C.); NIT Season Tip-Off (Brooklyn, N.Y.); State Farm Champions Classic (Indianapolis) and Wooden Legacy (Fullerton, Calif.)


Collegiate Softball

St. Pete/Clearwater Elite Invitational (Clearwater, Fla.)


For more information, visit the official website, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube pages.



TAMPA, Fla. (December 2, 2018) – Most Valuable Player Keion Davis rushed for a game-high 94 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead the Marshall Thundering Herd (9-4, 6-2 C-USA) to a 38-20 victory over the USF Bulls (7-6, 3-4 AAC) in the 11th annual Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl at Raymond James Stadium.   […]



TAMPA, Fla. (December 2, 2018) – The Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl will feature USF (7-5, 3-5) from the American Athletic Conference and Marshall (8-4, 6-2) from Conference USA, as both teams have accepted invitations to play in this year’s game.   The 11th edition of the bowl game will be played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., […]