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2016 Camping World Independence Bowl set for Dec. 26

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The 2016 Camping World Independence Bowl is scheduled to kick off on Monday, Dec. 26, at 4 p.m.

The 41st playing of the Camping World Independence Bowl will be televised on ESPN2, marking the 25th consecutive year an ESPN network will televise the event. ESPN first televised the 1992 Independence Bowl between Oregon and Wake Forest.

Being the day after Christmas, Dec. 26 is a federal holiday, which 2016 Camping World Independence Bowl Chairman Eric Barkley said should help allow more fans to attend the game.

“With the 2016 Camping World Independence Bowl being the day after Christmas, attending the game would be a great way for families and friends to continue their holiday celebrations and build memories,” Barkley said. “We are happy to know our game date as we continue preparing to put on a first-class event for the participating institutions, the visiting vans, and our local and regional supporters.”

The Camping World Independence Bowl features primary conference agreements with the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Southeastern Conference, and it has secondary agreements with the American Athletic Conference and Conference USA.

Tickets start at $30 for end zone seats, and sideline bench seats are $45. To purchase tickets, call (318) 221-0712 or toll free at (888) 414-BOWL. Tickets will be available to purchase online via Ticketmaster in the coming months.

— Stefan Nolet, Camping World Independence Bowl