Belk Bowl Tickets
A decade ago the football landscape witnessed the arrival of an annual game that has now gone on to become one of the most watched spectacles in the sport today. It is none other than the Belk Bowl. This one-off contest captured the hearts and minds of the football fraternity right from the word go. The time to host this year’s edition is not too far away now and you can be a part of it by simply buying Belk Bowl tickets .
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The Belk Bowl is held every year in the Charlotte, North Carolina. It was practically not possible to host a football bowl game in the city prior to 1996 because there simply wasn’t a venue big enough or good enough to stage a game of that stature. That hindrance was removed when the sensational Bank of America opened its door for the public for the first time. The venue became the home of the Carolina Panthers. It also gave the city a big boost on the football front as Charlotte now had a stadium to be proud of.
Now that the city had a new venue, the think-tank at Raycom Sports began to think about bringing NCAA football to Charlotte. The fact that the teams in Atlantic Coast Conference were nearest made the ACC the most feasible and sensible option. The CEO of Raycom Sports, Ken Haines had a vision which centered on Charlotte staging a major bowl game that the city could be proud of. To make the dream a reality he met up with other businessmen, community member and political figures to come up with a way to make it work. Pat McCroy offered to lend his support to the plan and the owners of the Bank of America Stadium, the Richardson family agreed for the game to be held at the arena.
The next step was to get the NCAA sanction the game. A formal presentation was given to the NCAA Certification Committee on 1st May, 2002 and the proposal was approved the very next day. That set the ball in motion and on 8th December team representing Virginia and West Virginia accepted the invitation to headline the inaugural edition. Seventy three thousand five hundred and thirty five Belk Bowl tickets were sold to make it the second biggest crowd for a debut bowl game in the history of NCAA. The second placed teams from the ACC and the Big East kicked of proceedings on 28th December, 2002 with Virginia coming out on top by a score of 48-22.
The Belk Bowl is now a game that is one of the most anticipated of the year. Millions of football fans from around the country tune in to watch it live. Thousands upon thousands of supporters buy Belk Bowl tickets to make sure they are a part of this remarkable match and with everything that it has to offer who can blame them?