MAC announces creation of Bahamas Bowl

Updated: October 14, 2013

Cleveland, OH ( – The Mid-American Conference announced the
creation of a newly created bowl game in Nassau, Bahamas for a six-year period

The Bahamas Bowl will be played at Thomas A. Robinson Stadium. The MAC will
play the American Athletic Conference in the Bahamas Bowl in 2014 and
Conference USA in 2015.

“The Mid-American Conference is proud to partner in the creation of the
Bahamas Bowl beginning with the 2014 season and to feature the only bowl game
outside of the United States,” said Dr. Jon Steinbrecher, Mid-American
Conference Commissioner. “This will truly be a one-of-its-kind bowl experience
for our student-athletes, coaches and fans. The Thomas A. Robinson Stadium
will be a wonderful host venue and the accommodations with the Atlantis Resort
will certainly be a destination to reward our football programs.”

The Bahamas Bowl, in addition to the Boca Raton Bowl which was announced last
Friday and another bowl game that will be announced at a future date, will be
supported by several FBS conferences on a six-year rotating basis.