Report: New bowl game won’t debut in 2020, others ‘in doubt’
Add another bowl game to the list of ones that won’t be played this season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Stadium’s Brett McMurphy, the Fenway Bowl will not be having its inaugural game at the end of the season, becoming the fifth bowl game to be canceled. The contest was scheduled to be held at Fenway Park, home of MLB’s Boston Red Sox, and would have become the third active ballpark to host a bowl game, joining Yankee Stadium in New York and Chase Field in Phoenix.
The game was scheduled to take place Dec. 20. It would have featured a team from the ACC taking on an opponent from the AAC. Of course, it seems likely that the Fenway Bowl will eventually be held in a future season.
It may not be the last 2020 bowl game to get canceled, though. McMurphy reported that the Myrtle Beach Bowl and Los Angeles Bowl are also in doubt.
On Thursday, the Holiday Bowl became the fourth bowl game to be canceled, which McMurphy reported should lead to several more, as a source told him, “Holiday’s decision not to play is first domino to fall, more will follow not playing.” And that was soon followed by the Fenway Bowl’s cancellation.
The number of 2020 bowl games still scheduled to be held currently sits at 34, but expect that number to keep going down.