*DETROIT *– The Detroit Lions announced today that 2019 Quick Lane Bowl tickets will be on sale August 2 at 10 a.m. The game will be played on Thursday, December 26, at 8 p.m. EST and will be televised on ESPN.
Tickets start at $29 and are available for purchase at www.quicklanebowl.com or by calling 800-745-3000.
This will be the sixth annual Quick Lane Bowl. Quick Lane Tire and Auto Center has been the title sponsor of the annual college football bowl game at Ford Field since its 2014 inaugural game.
The Quick Lane Bowl traditionally features teams from the Big Ten and ACC. At the end of the college football season, officials from both conferences meet with bowl officials to determine the best possible matchup and choose their team representatives.
The fifth annual Quick Lane Bowl was played on December 26, 2018, between the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and Minnesota Golden Gophers. Minnesota returned to Detroit for the second time in four seasons after winning the Quick Lane Bowl in 2015 against Central Michigan. Led by second-year head coach P.J. Fleck, the Gophers were coming off a 6-6 regular season record finishing 3-6 in the Big Ten. Georgia Tech entered the game with a record of 7-5 (5-3 in the ACC) and finished the season winning six of their last eight games after starting 1-4. For the Yellow Jackets, this was a farewell game for one of college football’s most prolific head coaches, Paul Johnson, as he coached his final career game before retirement. Minnesota held on in the final minutes to claim a 34-10 victory over Georgia Tech.
The Detroit Lions entertainment division, DLI Entertainment, has promoted several large-scale shows and events at Ford Field since 2002, including the Quick Lane Bowl, and has been home of the MAC Football Championship since 2004. Notably, DLI has hosted 10 Kenny Chesney shows and 39 concerts in total. Luke Bryan will be returning for his fourth international tour this fall.