The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) will meet in the newly created Celebration Bowl  on Dec. 19, 2015, pitting the conference champion from these two Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). The game will be played here in Atlanta at the Georgia Dome, on an ESPN network.

The Celebration Bowl is committed to providing the champions of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and the Southwestern Athletic Conference, and their alumni, fans and sponsors a first-class bowl experience while continuing to celebrate the legacy, values and traditions of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Events surrounding the game will include a kickoff luncheon, VIP event, community outreach and family events.

ESPN Events, a subsidiary of ESPN, also owns and operates the MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney, which is played annually over Labor Day weekend. ESPN SportsCenter anchor Jay Harris plays a significant role in the weekend’s events, and was emcee at the announcement of the Celebration Bowl.

With the college football postseason fast approaching, tickets will go on sale today, Friday, Oct. 2, for the Celebration Bowl, the game that will open the bowl season, featuring the champions of the MEAC & the SWAC and will crown an HBCU football champion.

Fans can purchase Celebration Bowl tickets at Ticketmaster, by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or at the Georgia Dome box office. Ticket prices range from $15 to $60, plus applicable taxes and fees. A full list of events surrounding the game, including the postgame Battle of the Bands, will be made available on the event’s website by mid-October.

For additional information, please visit http://www.theCelebrationBowl.com or follow on twitter @CelebrationBowl.

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