Orlando, FL., and the Orlando Sports Foundation have announced they will host a third bowl game beginning in 2015. The game will feature teams from the
American Athletic Conference and the Sunbelt Conference. It's also the fourth guaranteed postseason game for the SBC.
The game, which was originally pitched as the Cure Bowl, which would benefit breast cancer-related charities, will probably be played at Central Florida Universitys Bright House Networks Stadium. The new bowl game will not be affiliated with the Florida Citrus Sports, which oversees Orlandos Capital One Bowl and Russell Athletic Bowl.
The new bowl game will be played before the Russell Athletic Bowl in December and would not conflict with any potential College Football Playoff or national championship games Orlando hopes to host in the future.
City of Orlando officials stated they would be holding a news conference Wednesday at the Citrus Bowl to announce a partnership between the city and a local sports foundation.
Conference realignment has expanded the number of teams in the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC, leading the leagues to sign more agreements with bigger bowl games. Other leagues like the American, Conference USA, Mid-American, Mountain West and Sun Belt have been scrambling to secure formal postseason partnerships.