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Orlando Hosting Five College Football Bowl Games This December & January

Did you know that Orlando hosts five college football bowl games - including the Cheez-It Bowl and Cheez-It Citrus Bowl at Camping World Stadium!

Yes, Orlando is of course Theme Park Capital of the World, but Orlando is making a serious play to be recognized as the country’s college football capital with five NCAA bowl games taking place here through January 21, 2023

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Plus, Orlando is hosting an invitation-only matchup in February, featuring star high school athletes from across the country, with your chance to see the future NCAA stars play up close.

Sports fans won't want to miss second of the action, so here’s your guide to all the games, which includes the Cure Bowl, Cheez-It Bowl, Cheez-It Citrus Bowl, Hula Bowl, SPIRAL Tropical Bowl and the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl.

Cheez-It Citrus Bowl at Camping World Stadium

These NCAA games give you the opportunity to see top college players at Camping World Stadium and Exploria Stadium in downtown Orlando, as well as the University of Central Florida (UCF) FBC Mortgage Stadium east of downtown.

Cheez-It Citrus Bowl at Camping World Stadium


December 16, 2022

The Sun Belt Champion No. 24 Troy Trojans (11-2 Overall, 7-1 Sun Belt) and Conference USA Champion No. 25 UTSA Roadrunners (11-2 Overall, 8-0 C-USA) will both make their bowl debut in the Sunshine State in 2022. More than a game, the Duluth Trading Cure Bowl helps to raise funds for cancer research — $3.88 million since 2015 — putting Orlando at the center of some of the world’s greatest advancements in that field.

Much of that money has stayed local, too, with more than $1 million going to Dr. Annette Khaled, professor at the UCF College of Medicine’s Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences and head of the medical school’s cancer research division.

In addition to serving a great cause, this game will be televised on ESPN.

Matchup: Troy Trojans (No. 24) vs. USTA Roadrunners (No. 25)

Location: Exploria Stadium

Kickoff: 3 p.m.


December 29, 2022

The Field Is Prepped for the 2022 Cheez-It Bowl, Presented by Florida Citrus Sports Now in its 33rd year, the 2022 Cheez-It Bowl features top teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference and Big 12, with the No. 2 Florida State Seminoles (9-3 Overall, 5-3 ACC) facing off against the No. 8 Oklahoma Sooners (6-6 Overall, 3-6 Big 12) in 2022.

Part of the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), the matchup will be televised on ESPN.

Matchup: Florida State Seminoles (No. 2) vs. Oklahoma Sooners (No. 8)

Location: Camping World Stadium

Kickoff: 5:30 p.m.



January 2, 2023

The Southeastern Conference’s No. 2 LSU Tigers (9-4 Overall, 6-2 SEC West) and the Big Ten Conference’s No. 1 Purdue Boilermakers (8-5 Overall, 6-3 Big Ten West) will take the field for the 2023 Cheez-It Citrus Bowl.

Airing on ABC, this is the seventh-oldest collegiate bowl game in the country, having started in 1947 as the Tangerine Bowl. It is also part of the NCAA Division 1 FBS football season.

Matchup: LSU Tigers (No. 2) vs. Purdue Boilermakers (No. 1)

Location: Camping World Stadium

Kickoff: 1 p.m.


January 14, 2023

The Hula Bowl returns to Orlando in 2023, in the home of one of Florida’s most exciting college football teams: the UCF Knights!

Player invitations for this NCAA all-star game, which will be televised on CBS, are determined by the Hula Bowl Selection Committee based on the athletes’ potential to make a professional football team roster, providing an action-packed preview of future NFL stars.

Matchup: Top College Football Players

Location: FBC Mortgage Stadium at UCF

Kickoff: 12 p.m.


January 21, 2023

One of the country’s most unique college bowl games, and streaming exclusively online by Varsity Sports Network, the SPIRAL Tropical Bowl serves as an all-star game for NCAA Division 1 FBS football, showcasing top college seniors for the benefit of NFL scouts, GMs and fans.

More than 350 past players have gone on to NFL stardom, making it a must-watch for anyone who wants a sneak peek at the future of pro play.

Matchup: Top College Football Seniors

Location: Camping World Stadium

Kickoff: 4 p.m.

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February 2 – 5, 2023

Now in its 17th year, the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl is the largest invitation-only youth and high school football event in the world, showcasing top athletic talent from across the country.

Hundreds of alumni, including Cam Newton and Eli Manning, have gone on to play for top-ranked college and NFL teams.

See tomorrow’s stars in action right here at Camping World Stadium in Orlando.

Matchup: Top High School Football Players

Location: Camping World Stadium

Kickoff: Varies by Date

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