Fenway Park will reportedly begin hosting a bowl game in 2020
"This is a good thing if you like college football."
The home of the Red Sox will begin a new tradition in 2020.
According to college football insider Brett McMurphy of Stadium, Fenway Park will host a new bowl game starting in 2020. It will pit the ACC and American Conference against each other.
Starting in 2020, a record 43 bowls (including the CFP title game) will be held and 65 percent of the 130 FBS schools (84 teams) will play in a bowl. @Brett_McMurphy discusses the new bowl game at @fenwaypark. pic.twitter.com/isKs9khy2R
— Stadium (@Stadium) April 30, 2019
“This is a good thing if you like college football,” said McMurphy. “Certainly it’s a good for the American [conference]. They get a bowl game against a power five opponent.”
Los Angeles and Myrtle Beach are also getting new bowl games, according to McMurphy.
Yankee Stadium already hosts a bowl game of is own: The Pinstripe Bowl, which has existed since 2010 (and also involves an ACC team).
Football has been played at Fenway Park going back to 1912, and has continued at the ballpark in various iterations over the years.