Capital One Bowl Tickets
Although it is known around the league as the “Little Bowl with the Big Heart,” there are very few things that are that ‘little’ about the famed Capital One Bowl. This college football bowl game, once known as the Tangerine Bowl and the Florida Citrus Bowl is held at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando Florida. This bowl game has been part of the league since 1947 and to this date is one of the most sought after bowls in all of college sports. The bowl is operated by the professional non-profit organization known as Florida Citrus Sports who work to manage this bowl for the players, coaches and fans who attend.
The Capital One Bowl is considered to be one of the premier bowls in the country and typically features and intense competition between two highly talented college football teams. Traditionally the Capital One Bowl has tie ins to the Big Ten and the SEC although it has had tie ins to other conferences in the past. Typically the Capital One Bowl is held on New Years Day, January 1st, unless that day is a Sunday and is held around 1 pm in the afternoon. It is set to be held immediately before the Rose Bowl, another one of the biggest bowl games in the country. Although it has made bids to be a “BCS” bowl game, the title has not been given to the Capital One Bowl yet, although it is expected to get the titled of being a BCS Bowl after the Citrus Bowl goes under renovations.
Today, the Capital One Bowl is given the first selection after the BCS for both the SEC and the Big Ten conferences. Although it is often given the name of the ‘little bowl’ because of the size of the stadium that the Capital One Bowl is held in, the payout for this bowl game is anything but little. As of 2012 the payout for each team of the Capital One Bowl was over $4.5 million making it the largest payout of all of the non-BCS bowl games in the country. These stakes alone, plus the additional bonus given to the winning team promise fans that every Capital One Bowl competition will be one they won’t want to miss.