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ESPN, Florida Citrus Sports Team Up For Orlando Kickoff Game; Florida State vs. Ole Miss in 2016

The Florida State Seminoles will play the Ole Miss Rebels in the Orlando Citrus Bowl stadium on Labor Day, 2016. The neutral-site season-opening game on the evening of Monday, Sept. 5, will be televised nationally by ESPN as the first of an annual Orlando Kickoff game. “We’re excited to bring regular season neutral-site college football games back to the Citrus Bowl stadium and establish Orlando as a major kickoff destination for the future,” said Florida Citrus Sports CEO Steve Hogan. […]

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Free Friday Night Fights Tickets For FCSports Facebook Fans

NOTE: The promotion has ended! Florida Citrus Sports is giving away a limited number of free tickets to the ESPN Friday Night Fights event THIS Friday (March 4) at Walt Disney World’s ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex.  The event is part of ESPN The Weekend and will be broadcast LIVE on television.  Fans of the Florida Citrus Sports page on Facebook can grab a free pair of tickets by commenting on the post about the free tickets. From the Wide World […]

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Capital One Bowl, ESPN Ink New Deal

Florida Citrus Sports Chief Executive Officer Steve Hogan has announced that the Capital One Bowl has signed an agreement with ESPN that will have the game’s television rights secured through 2018.   The Capital One Bowl will continue to match the first non-Bowl Championship Series selection from the powerhouse Southeastern and Big Ten conferences on New Year’s Day, and extends its relationship with ESPN and ABC which began in 1987.  The 2011 game will move from ABC to ESPN and […]

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Capital One and Champs Sports Bowls Post Big Numbers

Both of FCSports’ bowl games had a banner year in 2009-10, with each making its respective mark nationally and locally in attendance and television ratings. This year, both Orlando bowl games showed significant attendance improvements from the year previous.    The Champs Sports Bowl between Miami and Wisconsin hosted 56,747 fans, an increase of nearly 8% over last season’s mark of 52,692. The total set a new attendance record for the game since it arrived in Central Florida in 2001, […]

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FCSports Announces 2008 Champs Sports Bowl Date

Florida Citrus Sports Executive Director Steve Hogan announced today that the 2008 Champs Sports Bowl will be played at 4:30 p.m. (EST) on Saturday, December 27. The game, the first of two bowls hosted in Orlando, will air nationwide on ESPN. Florida Citrus Sports� other game, the Capital One Bowl, will kick off at its traditional slot of 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2008 on ABC. The Champs Sports Bowl has continued to make great progress since moving to […]

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Florida Citrus Sports And ESPN Announce 2007 Champs Sports Bowl Date

Florida Citrus Sports and ESPN announced the 2007 Champs Sports Bowl will be played at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28.  The game, the first of two bowls hosted in Orlando, will air nationwide on ESPN.    Florida Citrus Sports’ other game, the Capital One Bowl, will kick off live on Monday, Jan. 1, 2008 on ABC.   The Champs Sports Bowl has continued to make great progress since moving to Orlando.  Last year’s attendance figure of 40,168 was the […]

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