What Is the Valero Alamo Bowl? Where Is It? All You Need To Know About the Game

    The Arizona Wildcats are set to square off against the Oklahoma Sooners in the Alamo Bowl. Here is everything you need to know about the game.

    The 10-2 Oklahoma Sooners and the 9-3 Arizona Wildcats are set to take square off in the Valero Alamo Bowl and look to add another chapter in what has become a classic bowl game and venue. The two teams will square off in the 31st edition of the bowl game on ESPN and are set to kick off the action at 9:15 pm ET on Dec. 28th, 2023.

    An exciting matchup in front of a welcoming crowd that seems to enjoy the matchups every year, which is further proven by the fact that the bowl has been televised on ESPN since its inception and has produced eight of the top 20 most-watched bowl games in ESPN history during that time.

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    What Is the Alamo Bowl?

    The Alamo Bowl is a Football Bowl Subdivision college football bowl game that has been played annually since 1993 and pits the second-choice team from the Pac-12 Conference and the second-choice team from the Big 12 Conference against one another to take home the trophy.

    The Alamo Bowl is a popular bowl that has routinely seen large crowds and sold out the game seven times during its tenure. 2023 marks the 31st rendition of this iconic bowl game and does so by having two historic college football programs squaring off against one another.

    Where Is the Valero Alamo Bowl?

    Since its inception, the Alamo Bowl has been played annually at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, giving it an obvious name choice due to the game’s location.

    The latest edition of the Alamo Bowl was the 30th anniversary last season as the No. 12 Washington Huskies took on the No. 21 Texas Longhorns. In front of 62,730 fans, the Huskies beat the Longhorns in an exciting 27-20 clash.

    What Was the Former Name of the Valero Alamo Bowl?

    Over the first 31 years of the game’s existence, the venue has not changed once, but the sponsor associated with the actual game has changed several times.

    Before its currently named sponsor we know it as now, the game was previously known as the Builders Square Alamo Bowl from 1993 to 1998 before then being briefly changed to the Sylvania Alamo Bowl from 1999 to 2001. It would again change its name with it being none as the MasterCard Alamo Bowl from 2002 to 2005 before ultimately being changed to what we know it as today in 2007.

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    The event’s logo has evolved with the name changes to reflect the sponsorship changes throughout those years.

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