BAY AREA’S ANNUAL BOWL GAME AT LEVI’S STADIUM IS NOW THE REDBOX BOWL

Redbox Bowl tickets go on sale to the general public on October 1st at 10:00 a.m. PT at www.RedboxBowl.com

Levi’s® Stadium today announced a multi-year partnership with Redbox®, America’s destination for new-release movies and games, to serve as the title sponsor of the Bay Area’s annual bowl game. The Redbox BowlTM will feature talented teams from the Pac-12 and Big Ten Conferences and the 17th installment of the game will kick off at noon PT on Monday, December 31st. The game will be televised live to a national audience on the FOX broadcast network with a Spanish-language simulcast on FOX Deportes.

“We are in the midst of an incredibly exciting year for college football in the Bay Area and the addition of an innovative brand like Redbox as the game’s new title partner greatly adds to that excitement,” said Ryan Oppelt, executive director of the Redbox Bowl. “This year’s Redbox Bowl features a family-friendly noon kickoff that will help launch a week-long celebration of college football in the Bay Area and we welcome Redbox and their brand of entertainment to the party.”

“Redbox’s mission is to deliver quality home entertainment to everyone,” said Galen Smith, CEO of Redbox. “And it’s through shared experiences like football games and movie nights that we come together with friends and family for meaningful occasions.”

Executive Director of the Redbox Bowl Ryan Oppelt, Redbox CEO Galen Smith and Redbox CMO Ash ElDifrawi announce a multi-year partnership to host the Redbox Bowl on Tuesday, Sept. 25 2018, in Oak Brook, Ill. The 2018 Redbox Bowl will take place at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Monday, December 31, 2018. (Peter Wynn Thompson/AP Images for Redbox)

 

The game will continue to match a top team from the Big Ten and the Pac 12 (outside of the College Football Playoff group). As in previous years, a day of community service by the players and coaches of the participating teams will be a featured component of their visit to the Bay Area. Historically the teams will serve meals to those in need at GLIDE and St. Anthony’s in San Francisco.

Since its inception in 2002, the bowl has been an annual fixture on the Bay Area’s sporting landscape. Prior to being named the Redbox Bowl, it was most recently known as the Foster Farms Bowl (2014-2017).

Individual tickets, suites and hospitality packages to the Redbox Bowl are currently available at a variety of price levels by calling (415) GO-49ERS or visiting www.RedboxBowl.com.

Fans attending the Redbox Bowl can take home post-game entertainment when they follow in-stadium instructions for a Redbox promo code for a free one-night movie rental.

“A post-game movie night is always within reach for football fans everywhere,” said Ash Eldifrawi, chief marketing and customer experience officer at Redbox. “Most football fans live about 5-minutes from a Redbox® kiosk and Redbox On Demand is available instantly, everywhere in the U.S.”

Redbox provides consumers access to new release movies at home for as low as $1.75 a night and has more retail locations than Starbucks and McDonald’s combined. The company recently launched Redbox On Demand, complementing its deal-driven, new-release offering at kiosks and broadening Redbox’s title selection via transactional video on demand (VOD) and electronic sell-through (EST). Redbox is testing 4K UHD rentals and Nintendo Switch video game rentals in about a dozen markets nationwide.The Bay Area is home to more than 500 Redbox locations, with one of the first kiosks being installed in 2008 just a few miles from Levi’s® Stadium.

 

About Redbox

With more than 5 billion rentals to date, Redbox is America’s leading source for affordable new release movie and video game rentals. Redbox offers DVD, Blu-ray Disc® and video-game rentals through the nation’s largest network of more than 41,500 conveniently located, self-service entertainment kiosks, and On Demand movies and TV shows, without a subscription.  For more information, visit www.redbox.com.

 

About Levi’s® Stadium

Named Sports Facility of the Year for 2015 by Sports Business Journal, Levi’s Stadium is home to the San Francisco 49ers and serves as the world’s most technologically advanced and sustainable sports and entertainment venue. The $1.2 billion venue consists of 1.85 million square feet and 68,500 seats, including 174 luxury suites and 9,000 club seats, and was designed by HNTB and built by Turner/Devcon for the Santa Clara Stadium Authority. It is a multi-purpose facility with flexibility that has allowed it to host a wide range of events – including international soccer, college football, ice hockey, motorsports, concerts and various civic events – since opening in 2014. The venue is also expandable for major events such as WrestleMania 31, Super Bowl 50 and the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship Game. Levi’s Stadium is owned by the Santa Clara Stadium Authority, a public joint powers authority established to provide for development and operation of Levi’s Stadium to ensure the stadium serves the goals of the City of Santa Clara. For more information, go to www.LevisStadium.com.