2016 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Slated for December 22

BOISE, Idaho – The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl kickoff is set for Thursday, Dec. 22, at 5 p.m. MT/7 p.m. ET. The 20th annual game will be held at Boise State University’s Albertsons Stadium.

The nation’s longest running outdoor cold-weather bowl will feature a Mountain West Conference (MW) versus Mid-American Conference (MAC) matchup for the fourth consecutive year. The MW will be featured for the fourth time with the bowl, while the MAC will participate in the bowl game for the fifth time.

The 2015 bowl game featured an exciting match-up between the University of Akron and Utah State University, ending in a close 23-21 win for the Zips.

“Each year we look forward to an exciting match-up with the Mountain West and MAC,” said Kevin McDonald, Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Executive Director. “With our game being played prior to the holidays, it gives the bowl a great opportunity to create an outstanding game-day experience for our local and traveling fans.”

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl tickets will go on sale to the general public in September through FamousIdahoPotatoBowl.com and the Albertsons Stadium ticket office. Reservations for premium ticket packages are currently available, which include prime ticket locations, hospitality benefits in tent village and corporate exposure. For more package information contact the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl office at (208) 424-1011.

The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl is one of 13 owned and operated bowl games by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN.

About the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, an ESPN Regional Television (ERT) and subsidiary of ESPN, recognizes the positive impact teams, coaches and student-athletes have in their communities and their leadership roles in promoting humanitarian efforts. Each year, the Bowl generates nearly $1 million in direct economic impact for the facilities and charities involved. For more information, visit FamousIdahoPotatoBowl.com.