Music City Bowl venues
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Location: Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn.
Leagues: SCC, ACC, Big Ten
Sponsors: Franklin American Mortgage Company
Notable Games: 1998 Virginia Tech vs. Alabama, 2004 Minnesota vs. Alabama, 2006 Kentucky vs. Clemson, 2007 Kentucky vs. Florida State, 2010 North Carolina vs. Tennessee, 2016 Nebraska vs. Tennessee
Music City Bowl TicketsNashville may be known for its amazing country music scene, earning it the name Music City, but it also has a vibrant sports scene. In 1997, the Houston Oilers relocated to Nashville and changed their name to the Tennessee Titans. Gaining an NFL football team caused Nashville to build the Nissan Stadium. The addition of this stadium opened the door to the Music City Bowl, and the first game in 1998 had a sold-out crowd. The game was between Virginia Tech and Alabama, with favored team Virginia Tech winning 38-7. It has been more than two decades since that first game, and the Music City Bowl has not lost any of its excitement. You can catch your own Music City Bowl game by purchasing your tickets at StubHub.
What notable players have been at the Music City Bowl?The Music City Bowl has seen its share of notable players come through. Andre’ Woodson is the only player to be chosen as MVP two years in a row, in 2006 and 2007. He went on to be drafted by the New York Giants in 2008. In 2015, Lamar Jackson helped lead Louisville to victory, scoring two touchdowns, passing for 277 yards and running for 226 yards. The following year, Jackson was the Heisman Trophy winner and also the Associated Press Player of the Year. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens. Other notable players include Shaun Alexander, Derek Barnett, D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Leonard Fournette, Myles Garrett, David Pollack and, probably the best-known of all, two-time Superbowl MVP Eli Manning.
What date is the Music City Bowl?Clear your calendar Dec. 30 for this annual event.
How big is Nissan Stadium?While Nissan Stadium was built to be the home of the Tennessee Titans, it is a multipurpose stadium. Nissan Stadium is on the east bank of the Cumberland River. There are three seating levels, and the stadium has a maximum capacity of 69,143. The lower seating level goes completely around the arena, with upper levels leaving more space for food and merchandise vendors. In addition to hosting football games, Nissan Stadium is also often used for soccer.
What notable rivalries have made it to the Music City Bowl?One of the greatest things about football is that it is completely unpredictable. There have been some notable rivalries that ended in complete upsets over the many years of the Music City Bowl. In 2006, Kentucky went up against the Clemson Tigers with Clemson expected to win. Instead, the Kentucky Wildcats defeated Clemson with a final score of 28-20. Tennessee’s Vanderbilt created its own upset in 2008. Vanderbilt had not even made it to a bowl since 1982, and the Eagles were favored to win. Instead, Vanderbilt won 16-14.
What teams have played the Music City Bowl the most?The team that has made it to the Music City Bowl the most is Kentucky, with an impressive five appearances that ended in two wins and three losses. The runner-up is Minnesota, which has had three appearances, ending in two wins and one loss. Auburn, Vanderbilt, Boston College, Clemson, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Alabama have all made two appearances each.
Where can I buy Music City Bowl tickets?To get your Music City Bowl tickets, go to the world's leading ticketing marketplace, StubHub.
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