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Four Bowl Games To Be Played In Frisco, Texas

The games will kick off on Dec. 18, 2023

It’s officially football season in North Texas, and this year, Frisco will be home to some of the most anticipated games in the country. 

Here are the four big games coming to Frisco (via Visit Frisco):

U.S. Army Bowl 

The U.S. Army Bowl unites 80 of the nation's best high school football players for a game at the Ford Center at The Star. The game is scheduled to take place on Monday, Dec. 18, 2023 (exact time to be determined). The 2023 game will be the second U.S. Army Bowl in Frisco.

Rich McGuinness established the U.S. Army Bowl in 2001, and he still cherishes the tradition and the exceptional experience it offers to players, families and fans. Once a college football wide receiver, McGuinness, fueled by his fervor for athletic progress and highlighting the upcoming generation of playmakers, has paved the way for numerous student-athletes to realize their aspirations of collegiate football careers. Additionally, during his career, he initiated The Ladies Ball Global Championships in collaboration with the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.

Additional information can be found here. Tickets are not yet available. 

Scooter's Coffee Frisco Bowl

The Frisco Bowl is a yearly college bowl game held at Toyota Stadium in Frisco. This bowl game is under the ownership and management of ESPN Events, a division of ESPN and it maintains affiliations with all Group of Five conferences. This year, the game will be played Dec. 19, at 8:00 p.m. at the Toyota Stadium. 

The game will be televised on ESPN. Teams participating in the bowl will be announced in early December. Scooter’s Coffee announced the multi-year title sponsor agreement on July 31, 2023. 

Tickets can be ordered via presale here.�

NCAA Division I Football Championship (FCS)

In early Jan. 2024, the 2023-24 FCS playoffs will feature a 24-team bracket, with the top eight teams receiving automatic byes to the second round. The remaining 16 teams will compete in the first round. 

To minimize travel for teams, the FCS playoff bracket will be regionalized for the initial two rounds. First-round matchups will prioritize regional proximity and avoid contests between conference teams that have already faced each other. Additionally, the first-round pairings will be aligned with teams seeded one through eight, all aimed at reducing travel requirements.

More information can be found here. Dates are subject to change. 

East-West Shrine Bowl

Since 1925, the East-West Shrine Bowl supported Shriners Children's and its mission, all while spotlighting the potential NFL legends of tomorrow. An invitation to participate in the annual East-West Shrine Bowl represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the finest senior collegiate football all-stars across the nation to exhibit their skills in front of esteemed representatives from NFL teams. A standout performance in the game can significantly enhance a player's prospects of pursuing a career in the NFL. 

Many of the NFL's most illustrious and celebrated players, such as Walter Payton, Tom Brady, Lawrence Taylor, John Elway, Gale Sayers and Jimmy Garoppolo, played in the East-West Shrine Bowl with their presence.

The game will kick off at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024, at Ford Center at The Star and will be broadcast on NFL Network.

Tickets can be purchased here