INGLEWOOD (CNS) - A new college football bowl game will be played at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood beginning this year, adding another tenant to the new home of the Rams and Chargers, organizers announced today.
The LA Bowl will be a matchup of the top bowl team selection from the Mountain West Conference and the fifth selection from the Pac-12 Conference. The game is locked in at SoFi stadium through 2025.
``We are thrilled to partner with LA Bowl and bring a Pac-12 presence to the new state-of-the-art facility at SoFi Stadium, in one of the biggest markets right in our footprint,'' Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said in a statement. ``The entertainment presence of the new facility will provide great experiences for our student-athletes and fans as the Pac-12 continues its postseason matchup with the Mountain West.''
Mountain West and Pac-12 teams have squared off for the past 20 years in the Las Vegas Bowl at the home of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. That game, however, is moving to Allegiant Stadium, the new Las Vegas home of the Raiders, and will henceforth feature a Pac-12 team against at Big Ten or SEC team.
``Los Angeles is a tremendous market firmly within our footprint that is home to a large number of our member institutions' alumni and the area from which many of our student-athletes are recruited,'' Mountain West Conference Commissioner Craig Thompson said. ``This will be a top-flight postseason destination for the No. 1 selection from our conference.''
An exact date for the December game has not yet been announced.