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Tickets for 11th Annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge Presented by Disney On Sale Now

 

Annual Event to be Played on Sunday, Sept. 6 at Orlando Citrus Bowl

Tickets for the 2015 MEAC/SWAC Challenge Presented by Disney are on sale now. The 11th annual matchup will showcase the South Carolina State University Bulldogs of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) against the Arkansas at Pine Bluff Golden Lions of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) at the Orlando Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla.

Tickets to the MEAC/SWAC Challenge Presented by Disney can be purchased at the Orlando Citrus Bowl box office, through Ticketmaster online, by calling 800-745-3000 or by logging on to www.meacswacchallenge.com.  Tickets are priced at $25.00 and $35.00 plus applicable fees and taxes.

The game, slated to be televised on ESPN Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. ET, will be played at the newly renovated Orlando Citrus Bowl.

The yearly event, which features teams from two prominent Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), brings approximately 20,000 fans to Central Florida over Labor Day Weekend for the start of college football season. Offering More Than Just a Game, weekend events also include a high school career seminar, band showcase and a Legends’ Reception.

Travel options to attend the MEAC/SWAC Challenge in Orlando are being offered by Anthony Travel, the event’s official travel provider. Travel packages include discounted hotel accommodations, game tickets and specially-priced Walt Disney World Resort Theme Park Tickets. For more information, visit www.AnthonyTravel.com/MEACSWAC or call 888-632-6951.

The MEAC/SWAC Challenge is owned and operated by ESPN Events, a subsidiary of ESPN. For more information about the MEAC/SWAC Challenge, or to join the event’s following on Facebook and Twitter, visit the event’s official website at www.meacswacchallenge.com.


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; FCS opening-weekend game; 13 college bowl games, 11 college basketball events and two college award shows, which accounts for approximately 250-plus hours of programming, reaches almost 64 million viewers and attracts over 700,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in Albuquerque, Birmingham, Boca Raton, Boise, Dallas-Fort Worth, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Montgomery and St. Petersburg, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.

ESPN Events also manages the Big 12 Corporate Partner Program.

Collegiate Football
AdvoCare Texas Kickoff (Houston); Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl (Atlanta); Birmingham Bowl (Alabama); Boca Raton Bowl (Florida); Camping World Kickoff (Orlando, Fla.); Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Boise); Gildan New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque); Hawai’i Bowl (Honolulu); Las Vegas Bowl (Nevada); Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth); MEAC/SWAC Challenge (Baton Rouge, La.); Montgomery Kickoff Classic (Montgomery, Ala.); Popeyes Bahamas Bowl (Nassau); Raycom Media Camellia Bowl (Montgomery, Ala.); St. Petersburg Bowl (Florida); Texas Bowl (Houston); The Home Depot College Football Awards (Atlanta) and Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth)

Collegiate Basketball

AdvoCare Invitational (Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.); Armed Forces Classic (Ramstein Air Base, Germany); College Basketball Awards Presented by Wendy’s (Los Angeles); Gildan Charleston Classic (South Carolina); Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Honolulu); Jimmy V Men’s  Classic presented by Corona (New York City); Jimmy V Women’s Classic presented by Corona (Uncasville, Conn.); NIT Season Tip-Off (Brooklyn, N.Y.); PK80 (Portland, Ore.); State Farm Champions Classic (Chicago, Ill.); Tire Pros Puerto Rico Tip-Off (San Juan, P.R.) and Wooden Legacy (Orange County, Calif.)

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ESPN Media Contact: Rachel Margolis Siegal at 860-766-2798 or [email protected]