New SoFi Stadium bowl game to be named for Jimmy Kimmel

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (CNS) — The bowl sport to make its debut Dec. 18 at SoFi Stadium will be regarded as the Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl, the ABC talk exhibit host declared Wednesday evening through his monologue. 

What You Want To Know

  • The bowl match will make its debut Dec. 18 at SoFi Stadium and will be regarded as the Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl
  • The naming of the video game is the consequence of what was explained as “an unprecedented multi-calendar year partnership” amongst Kimmel and SoFi Stadium.
  • Kimmel will work with Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl group partners One particular For All, Boys and Girls Club LA Harbor and Boys and Girls Club LA Metro and supplemental Los Angeles charities
  • The activity will match the No. 1 collection from the Mountain West Meeting and No. 5 variety from the Pac-12 Meeting

“At any time due to the fact I was 52 — which was past year — I’ve dreamed of owning a college football bowl match named soon after me,” Kimmel claimed after citing such “memorable, colorful” bowl recreation names as the R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, the Boca Raton Bowl, Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl, the LendingTree Bowl and the Cheez-It Bowl.

“I’m thrilled to announce that dream is coming true.”

The naming of the sport is the outcome of what was explained as “an unparalleled multi-year partnership” between Kimmel and SoFi Stadium. Fiscal phrases of the partnership ended up not disclosed.

“Stan Kroenke created Hollywood Park to be a athletics and amusement place for Angelenos and visitors from throughout the world to appreciate. We simply cannot assume of a greater way to deliver sports and enjoyment together than by collaborating with celebrated late-night time host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel on our collegiate bowl recreation, claimed Jason Gannon, govt director, Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl, referring to the Los Angeles Rams proprietor who led initiatives to have the stadium built at the previous internet site of the Hollywood Park race keep track of.

“Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl will not only carry an incredible activity day encounter to admirers, but it will also target on supporting our group 365 times a yr.”

The activity continues to search for a presenting sponsor.

Kimmel will perform with Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl local community partners One For All, Boys and Women Club LA Harbor and Boys and Girls Club LA Metro and additional Los Angeles charities, some of which he has extended supported.

The bowl game’s brand was unveiled for the duration of the monologue in a broadcast from SoFi Stadium which bundled a overall performance by the game’s drumline and an attempt by Kimmel’s sidekick, Guillermo Rodriguez, to kick a 20-lawn subject target, which skipped.

Kimmel claimed “that by no means before has a bowl sport been named soon after a human remaining.” Nevertheless, that difference belongs to John Hancock, the initial signer of the Declaration of Independence. 

What experienced been the John Hancock Sunlight Bowl from 1986-88 was recognized as the John Hancock Bowl from 1989-93 right after its title sponsor, John Hancock Financial, negotiated renewal of its sponsorship settlement to involve a new name that would get far more countrywide media mentions to justify the expenditure.

The game will match the No. 1 variety from the Mountain West Conference and No. 5 assortment from the Pac-12 Conference. It will be televised by ABC in key time on a Saturday night.

What was to be known as the LA Bowl was to have produced its debut Dec. 30, but was canceled since of the coronavirus pandemic.