Music City Bowl
The 2009 Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl will be played on December 27th, 2009 on the LP Field in Nashville, Tennessee. The inaugural event of this always exciting college football bowl games was back in 1998. Coincidentally, at the same time the LP Field, the home of NFL's Tennessee Titans, opened and was chosen as the field-of-choice for the college bowl. ESPN agreed to broadcast the bowl through 2013. Since 2002 the well-known company Gaylord Hotels (a division of Gaylord Entertainment Company) is the title sponsor. In 2010 Franklin American Mortgage will take over as title sponsor with Gaylord Hotels remaining as major sponsor.
Kentucky will return to practice Saturday and arrive in Nashville on Dec. 22. The Wildcats will practice Dec. 23-26 at Vanderbilt.
Clemson will return to practice Tuesday and arrive in Nashville on Dec. 23. The Tigers will practice Dec. 24-26 at Father Ryan.
Nashville's LP Field is located on the east bank of the Cumberland River, directly across the river from downtown Nashville, which makes it even more fun to hang-out before and after the game. The stadium's seating capacity is slightly under 69,000 although usually not all the seats are sold out for the college bowl games. The 2008 game has seen 54,250 spectators. For the 2009 game already (as of Mid December 2009) 57,000 have been sold.
Buy your Bowl Ticket now before it is too late and be one of the tens of thousands enthusiastic fans in this beautiful stadium.
Here is some Music City Bowl history:
2009: Clemson 21 - Kentucky 13
2008: Vanderbilt 16 - Boston College 14
2007: Kentucky 35 - Florida State 28
2006: Kentucky 28 - Clemson 20
2005: Minnesota 31 - Virginia 34
2004: Alabama 16 - Minnesota 20
2003: Wisconsin 14 - Auburn 28
2002: Minnesota 29 - Arkansas 14
2001: Boston College 20 - Georgia 16
2000: West Virginia 49 - Ole Miss 38
1999: Syracuse 20 - Kentucky 13
1998: Virginia Tech 38 - Alabama 7