The 14th edition of the game will be played at Raymond James Stadium 

Tampa, Fla. (May 26, 2022) The Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl will be played at Raymond James Stadium on Friday, Dec. 23, with a kickoff time to be announced at a later date. The game, owned and operated by ESPN Events, will air on ESPN. 

“We’re still feeling the excitement from this past season’s sold-out crowd at Raymond James Stadium and are looking forward to making this 2022 edition of the Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl even more memorable,” said executive director Scott Glaser. “Our staff and committee members are building a bowl experience that not only showcases a tremendous game-day experience but also highlights each of Tampa Bay’s unique offerings for fans and student-athletes alike.” 

Last year’s in-state matchup resulted in UCF beating Florida 29-17 in front of a record-breaking bowl game attendance of 63,669 fans. The previous record attendance for games played at Raymond James Stadium was 28,987 for the 2019 Gasparilla Bowl between Marshall and UCF. The game also drew strong viewership numbers with 3,201,000 average viewers. 

With the game falling just one day before Christmas Eve, local businesses and fan groups have a unique opportunity to host holiday parties or family gatherings, including pre-game tailgate parties and stadium seating options. 

Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl ticket information will be announced later this fall. Additional game information is available at gasparillabowl.com. 

About ESPN Events 

ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a portfolio of collegiate sporting events nationwide. In 2022, the 32-event schedule includes three early-season college football kickoff games, 17 college bowl games, 11 college basketball events, and a college softball event, which account for approximately 400 hours of live programming, while reaching nearly 64 million viewers and attracting over 800,000 annual attendees. With satellite offices in more than 10 cities across the country, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans. For more information, visit the official website, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube pages. 

About Union Home Mortgage 

Union Home Mortgage Corp. (UHM) is a high-growth, full-service retail, wholesale and consumer direct independent mortgage banking company with over 150 branches across the U.S. For 7 consecutive years, 

UHM has been awarded a Top Workplace. With a world-class culture that stands out in the mortgage industry, UHM Partners (employees) are guided by a Code of Conduct that emphasizes respect, open communication and accountability. UHM is an approved direct lender of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, VA, USDA and other conforming and non-QM loan products, with over $13 billion in responsible lending per year. 

Media Contacts: 

Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl: 

Jennifer Renspie, 813.352.9115, [email protected] 

ESPN Media Contact: 

Bill Hofheimer, 860.766.9589, [email protected] 


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