HONOLULU – Individual game tickets for the 17th annual Hawai‘i Bowl will go on sale Monday, October 1 at 9:00 a.m. The Hawai‘i Bowl, Hawai‘i’s holiday tradition, will be played at Aloha Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 22, at 5:30 p.m. local time and televised on ESPN.
The game will be played outside of its traditional Christmas Eve timeslot for the first time in over a decade.
Fans may purchase individual game tickets online at www.eTicketHawaii.com and print them on their home computer. Tickets are also available at the Stan Sheriff Center Box Office (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., closed on State Holidays), at Aloha Stadium Box Office (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., closed on State Holidays) or by calling 808-944-2697 during the same hours.
Tickets range from $45 for sideline seating to $20 for general admission end zone seating.
Celebrating its 17th year in 2018, the Hawai‘i Bowl will pit a team from Conference USA against a team from the Mountain West. Last year, the Fresno State Bulldogs made its third Hawai‘i Bowl appearance, defeating the University of Houston, 33-27.
The hometown University of Hawai‘i Rainbow Warriors have appeared in the Hawai‘i Bowl seven times, winning the championship trophy four times.
ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a large portfolio of 31 collegiate sporting events worldwide. The roster includes three Labor Day weekend college football games; FCS opening-weekend game; 14 college bowl games, 10 college basketball events, a college softball event and two college award shows, which accounts for approximately 300-plus hours of programming, reaches almost 64 million viewers and attracts over 700,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in Albuquerque, Birmingham, Boca Raton, Boise, Dallas-Fort Worth, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Montgomery and St. Petersburg, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.
ESPN Events also manages the Big 12 Corporate Partner Program.
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AdvoCare Invitational (Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.); Armed Forces Classic (Fort Bliss, Texas); Charleston Classic (South Carolina); College Basketball Awards Presented by Wendy’s (Los Angeles); Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Honolulu); Jimmy V Men’s Classic presented by Corona (New York City); Jimmy V Women’s Classic Presented by Corona (South Bend, Ind.); Myrtle Beach Invitational (Conway, S.C.); NIT Season Tip-Off (Brooklyn, N.Y.); State Farm Champions Classic (Indianapolis) and Wooden Legacy (Fullerton, Calif.)
St. Pete/Clearwater Elite Invitational (Clearwater, Fla.)
Hawai‘i Bowl Contact: Derek Inouchi, 808-956-4478 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
ESPN Media Contact: Anna Negron at 860-766-2233 or email@example.com
About the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority
The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority is responsible for strategically managing the State of Hawai‘i’s marketing initiatives to support tourism, the leading industry for the Hawaiian Islands. HTA’s goal is to optimize tourism’s benefits for Hawai‘i, while being attentive to the interests of travelers, the visitor industry and general public. HTA annually supports a wide range of Hawaiian cultural celebrations, community festivals and sports events to perpetuate Hawai‘i’s legacy and showcase the islands’ natural resources.