New college football bowl game coming to NFL stadium in Los Angeles
The list of postseason college football games has grown by one as SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park have announced the formation of the LA Bowl.
If you aren’t familiar with SoFi Stadium, it is the new home of the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers. The stadium is still under construction but set to open in time for the 2020 football season.
The LA Bowl will annually feature the Mountain West’s No. 1 selection against the Pac- 12’s No. 5 selection. The game will begin in 2020 and is set to be played in SoFi Stadium through the 2025 season.
“We are thrilled to partner with LA Bowl and bring a Pac-12 presence to the new state-of-the-art facility at SoFi Stadium, in one of the biggest markets right in our footprint,” Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said via a new release. “The entertainment presence of the new facility will provide great experiences for our student-athletes and fans as the Pac-12 continues its postseason matchup with the Mountain West.”
“The Mountain West is delighted to partner with the Pac-12 Conference and the outstanding management team assembled at SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park to launch this exciting new bowl game,” Mountain West Commissioner Craig Thompson added in the release. “Los Angeles is a tremendous market firmly within our footprint that is home to a large number of our member institutions’ alumni and the area from which many of our student-athletes are recruited. This will be a top-flight postseason destination for the No. 1 selection from our Conference.”