R+L CARRIERS NEW ORLEANS BOWL ANNOUNCES 2016 DATE, TIME AND CONFERENCE AFFILIATIONS for 16th ANNUAL BOWL GAME
NEW ORLEANS (April 26, 2016) – R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl officials and the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation announced today that the 16th Annual R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl will be played on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 8 p.m. (CST). The game will be played in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and will feature a matchup between teams from the Sun Belt Conference and Conference USA. ESPN and ESPN Radio will air the game live.
“Sun Belt Conference football and the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl have been closely tied since their beginnings in 2001. The Sun Belt is proud of its affiliation with its postseason bowl partners as each provides a unique and memorable experience for student-athletes and fans. We are looking forward to another great New Orleans Bowl this upcoming season,” said Sun Belt Commissioner Karl Benson.
The New Orleans Bowl and Conference USA have a long-standing relationship that began in 2002.
“We are pleased to once again be a part of the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl,” C-USA Commissioner Judy MacLeod said. “Our schools have a rich history in this game and New Orleans will be a wonderful destination for one of our teams again this December.”
In its 16th year, the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl and its affiliated events continue to grow and create significant impact on the city of New Orleans, generating an estimated economic impact in excess of $20 million annually.
“Since its inception 16 years ago, the number one goal of the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Committee, staff and volunteers has been to create a special experience for the student-athletes, coaches, administrators and their fans. This December, we look forward to continuing what has become a great New Orleans tradition,” said bowl Executive Director Billy Ferrante.
About R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Organized in 2001, the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl is managed by the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation, established in 1988, and whose mission it is to attract, manage and promote sporting events to the Greater New Orleans area for the purposes of economic impact.
For more information on the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, visit www.neworleansbowl.org.
About R+L Carriers:
R+L Carriers is a family owned and operated Global freight shipping company based in the United States. Celebrating 50 years of service in 2015, R+L Carriers, Inc. serves the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic with LTL, Truckload, Business Critical, Logistics and more. To learn more about R+L Carriers’ Worldwide shipping solutions visit their corporate website at: www.rlcarriers.com.