SRS distribution of ESPN Events Las Vegas Bowl and New Mexico Bowl games prepared for flexible times and networks

ESPN Events is poised to change the kickoff times and networks of the SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl and New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, December 17 during the upcoming college football bowl season.

The Las Vegas Bowl, which will feature the first scheduled bowl matchup by Pac-12 and SEC programs in 33 years, is currently scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET | scheduled 4:30 p.m. PT on ABC at Allegiant Stadium, which is also hosting a Las Vegas Raiders NFL game on Sunday, December 18 at 8:20 p.m. ET | 5:20 p.m. PT.

If the Raiders game is rescheduled to an earlier time — leaving a shorter window to prepare Allegiant Stadium for the NFL game — the Las Vegas Bowl will be rescheduled to an earlier kick-off at 2:30 p.m. ET | 11:30 p.m. PT on ESPN.

When the move to the Las Vegas Bowl occurs, the New Mexico Bowl, which is scheduled to feature a Mountain West team against a USA, Mid-American, Sun Belt, or Conference USA team at University Stadium in Albuquerque, will then move the 7:30 p.m. ET | 5:30 p.m. MT window on ABC.

“The SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl and New Mexico Bowl are both owned and operated by ESPN Events, so this change is a solution that works for all parties,” he said Clint Overby, Vice President, ESPN Events. “While this situation is challenging, we are used to flexibility and need to maneuver our event schedules. We are more than ready to move forward with this revised schedule if necessary.”

Seasons and networks will be confirmed in the first week of December, the same week that bowl matchups conclude. For more information on both events, please visit https://lvbowl.com/ (SRS Distribution Bowl) and https://newmexicobowl.com/ (New Mexico Bowl).

ESPN Events
ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a portfolio of collegiate sporting events nationwide. In 2022, the 32-event schedule will include three preseason college football kickoff games, 17 college bowl games, 11 college basketball events and one college softball event, accounting for approximately 400 hours of live programming and reach almost 64 million viewers and attracts over 800,000 visitors annually. With offices in more than 10 cities across the country, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities while providing teams and fans with unique experiences.

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