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What is the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl?
The Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl is a new postseason game pitting the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) champion and the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) champion. The inaugural game took place Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, and was televised on ABC. The North Carolina A&T Aggies defeated the Alcorn State Braves 41-34.
How long has the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl been in existence?
The Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl launched in 2015.


Who plays in the inaugural Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl?
The MEAC champion and representative in 2015 was North Carolina A&T. The winner of the SWAC Championship, Alcorn State, was the SWAC representative. In 2016, we will know the MEAC champion by Saturday November 19, the last date of conference play. The SWAC champion will be determined in Houston two weeks later on Saturday, December 3.
What are the official host hotels?
The Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl has partnered with the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau to provide discounted hotel accommodations near the Georgia Dome. Detailed information is available on the Travel Page.
 Why is Atlanta’s Georgia Dome a good venue for the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl?
The City of Atlanta is a wonderful travel destination. It is geographically located within the footprint of both conferences, allowing for a wide pool of HBCU fans to attend the Celebration Bowl. The Georgia Dome, which seats more than 71,000, is home to the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons. It is a venue with a considerable history of hosting major events, such as the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff college football game, the Atlanta Football Classic and the SEC football championship and numerous NCAA Men’s Final Fours, as well as national touring musicians and speaking engagements.
How can fans get tickets to the game?
Tickets will be on sale this summer. 
Will fans be able to purchase ticket to the ancillary events around the game?
Not all events around the game are open to the public. A schedule of events can be found here. Sign up here to receive updates on all Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl announcements and events.
What is ESPN Events?
ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a large portfolio of collegiate sporting events worldwide. The roster includes three Labor Day weekend college football games, 13 college bowl games, nine college basketball events and two college award shows, all of which account for approximately 250-plus hours of programming, reach almost 64 million viewers and attract more than 700,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in Albuquerque; Birmingham, Ala.; Boca Raton, Fla.; Boise, Idaho; Dallas-Fort Worth; Las Vegas and St. Petersburg, Fla.; ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, while providing unique experiences for teams and fans. ESPN Events also manages the Big 12 Corporate Partner Program.