ORLANDO — The Orlando Sports Foundation and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer announced Wednesday the creation of the Cure Bowl, a postseason college football game matching-up the Sun Belt Conference against the American Athletic Conference beginning in December 2015.
The game will be played yearly at the newly renovated Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla., the weekend before the Christmas holiday.
The Citrus Bowl is a 70,000 seat stadium that is undergoing major renovations and updates, including upgraded luxury suites, press box facility and locker rooms and other VIP hospitality accommodations.
The Cure Bowl will be the Sun Belt Conference’s fourth primary postseason bowl game. The Cure Bowl is the second bowl game to join the Sun Belt’s lineup in the past year (the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl was announced in August 2013) and the Sun Belt has grown from having just one primary bowl game from 2001 through 2010 to now having four primary postseason bowl game tie-ins.
In addition to the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, the GoDaddy Bowl, the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl and the Cure Bowl, the Sun Belt Conference is also part of a coalition that will send teams to the Miami Beach Bowl and the Bahamas Bowl on a rotating basis.