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Cheez-It Citrus Bowl to kick off 2024 at Orlando's Camping World Stadium

Today, January 1, 2024, Camping World Stadium in downtown Orlando’s West Lakes Market Street District will host The Cheez-It Bowl


On January 1, New Year's Day, The Cheez-It Bowl in Orlando

Happy New Year! Get ready to watch the top college players in action here in Orlando as The Iowa Hawkeyes will play the Tennessee Volunteers in the 2024 Cheez-It Citrus Bowl.


The game will kick off at 1 pm today, Monday, Jan. 1, at Camping World Stadium and will air live on ABC.


The 17th-ranked Hawkeyes (10-3) and 21st-ranked Vols (8-4) and have met three times previously, with Tennessee holding a 2-1 all-time lead in the series. All three past meetings have come at a neutral site. The most recent matchup came in the 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl in Jacksonville, a 45-28 win for Tennessee.


Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw will headline the Cheez-It Citrus Bowl Halftime Show. For additional information, visit CheezItCitrusBowl.com.


The game is expected to draw a crowd of more than 40,000 to downtown Orlando with a local economic impact in excess of $20 million.


The seventh-oldest collegiate bowl game in the country, the Cheez-It Citrus Bowl began as the Tangerine Bowl in 1947. The initial game sponsors, members of Elks Lodge 1079 of Orlando, each put up $100 to fund initial expenses.


Since 1993 the bowl has hosted top teams from the Big Ten and Southeastern conferences.

In the new “College Football Playoff” era of college football’s postseason, the Cheez-It Citrus Bowl will continue to host the top Big Ten and SEC teams from outside the CFP series of bowls (including Rose, Sugar, Fiesta, Orange, Cotton and Peach).


The game moved to a New Year’s Day date in 1987 and has remained a New Year’s Day tradition except in years when the holiday falls on a Sunday.



CHEEZ-IT CITRUS BOWL EVENT GUIDE


EVENT-DAY TIMELINE

7:30 am Road Closures Begin

8:00 am Downtown Shuttle Service Begins

8:00 am All Parking Lots Open

9:00 am Box Office Opens

9:00 am Fan Fest Begins

11:00 am Gates Open

1:00 pm // Game Begins

1-Hour Post Event Shuttle Service Ends



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