Clearwater, Fla. will continue tradition and celebrate the 30th Anniversary Outback Bowl college football championship game with a day of fun and sun on its world-renowned Gulf beaches. The Outback Bowl is the championship game between teams from the SEC and the Big Ten Conferences and takes place each year on New Year’s Day in Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium. The Outback Bowl Beach Day on Dec. 30, 2015, marks the big game with live music, skydivers, tug-of-war, and many more contests located next to Clearwater’s Pier 60 from 11:00am to 4:00pm.
The Tennessee Volunteers and Northwestern Wildcats, along with their marching bands, cheerleaders, and alumni will join the community to kick the weekend off right in one of the country’s most beautiful beach destinations. The Wildcats are 10-2 and ranked No. 13 in the College Football Playoff Rankings while the Volunteers are 8-4 and ranked No. 23. It will only be the second time these teams have ever played each other and the first time since 1997. Sponsored by the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce, City of Clearwater, the Hilton Clearwater Beach, Visit St Pete-Clearwater, Clearwater Gas System, Allegiant Airlines, St Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, 95.7 the Beat and 93.3FLZ Radio, Outback Bowl Beach Day will be held on Clearwater beach next to Pier 60 in front of the Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort.
Only 22 miles from Tampa, Clearwater is a popular and easily accessible destination for Outback Bowl fans nationwide. The sugar white sand beaches, a variety of accommodations, and endless range of activities make the destination an ideal end of the year escape. Home of Winter the dolphin of hit movies Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2 fame, Clearwater’s renowned beach sets the scene for a perfect day in the sun for the teams and their supporters.
More information about the Outback Bowl and its schedule of events can be found at www.outbackbowl.com.
Clearwater is an ideal destination for travelers of all ages and interests, occupying prime real estate along Florida’s stunning Gulf Coast. As a top, year round location for both leisure and business, Clearwater boasts an endless supply of sun, warm weather, great dining, and shopping, along with extensive outdoor activities both on land and at sea. Clearwater Beach is consistently ranked among America’s most beautiful and the city is also home to a wide variety of sporting and music events, including Philadelphia Phillies Spring Training and the annual Clearwater Jazz Holiday.