By PAT RAIA,
The Hula Bowl will take place at University of Central Florida’s Bounce House Stadium in January, according to Gov. Ron DeSantis. The game will be the ninth NCAA bowl game in Florida during the upcoming college football season.
First played in 1946, the Hula bowl is a postseason “All Star” bowl game, featuring standout NCAA football players from all divisions and international athletes. Hosting the Hula Bowl represents another boost to the Florida economy, Gov. Ron DeSantis said.
“Our state continues to attract premier athletic events, which is great news for our economy, Florida families, and the fans who come here from all over the world for world-class experiences,” he said.
During the 2022 college football season, Florida will also host the Orange Bowl, Outback Bowl, Cheez-It Bowl, TaxSlayer Gator Bowl, Citrus Bowl, Cure Bowl, Boca Raton Bowl, and Gasparilla Bowl.
Thousands are expected to attend Florida’s bowl games, roughly half of those will be from out-of-state. All told, the games represent $380 million in revenue and thousands of local jobs, DeSantis said.
The Hula Bowl is slated to be played on Jan., 15, 2022 in Orlando.