|Charlotte's Meineke Bowl to be played Dec. 26|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 16 April 2009 10:00|
The game pitting teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference and Big East will be played on Dec. 26 at Charlotte's Bank of America Stadium. Kickoff will be at 4:30 p.m. and the game will be televised by ESPN.
Bowl officials believe the date and late afternoon kickoff will help boost television ratings. They hope the later start time will prevent a drop-off in attendance with the game being played the day after Christmas. Kickoff was at 1 p.m. last year.
The bowl began in 2002 and has produced three sellouts in seven years. A capacity crowd of 73,712 watched West Virginia beat North Carolina 31-30 on Dec. 27.