ESPN Events and the Orlando Sports Foundation announced on Sunday that the FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl will be a Top-25 clash between the No. 12 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and No. 23 Liberty Flames. Kickoff for the sixth-annual contest is set for noon ET Saturday, Dec. 26, at Camping World Stadium televised by ESPN.
We are honored to welcome Coastal Carolina and a warm welcome back to last year’s Cure Bowl Champion Liberty to the FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl, said Alan Gooch, Orlando Sports Foundation CEO and FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl Executive Director. “This is the Cure Bowl’s first top ranked match up in our six-year history and we have an undefeated Coastal Carolina ranked No. 12, and a one-loss Liberty ranked No. 23.
In six days, we will get to see these two former Big South rivals battle it out at Camping World Stadium. The match up takes the bowl to another level, however, the Cure Bowl’s mission of bringing teams together to find a cure for cancer always remains the same. Coastal Carolina is making its first bowl appearance, while Liberty is heading to its second-consecutive Cure Bowl. Liberty and Coastal Carolina recently made the transition to Football Bowl Subdivision.
The FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl is one of many fundraising events hosted by the Orlando Sports Foundation that supports the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and other cancer organizations. Over $3.8 million has been raised since 2015. Local Orlando researcher Dr. Annette Khaled at the UCF College of Medicine has been vetted by BCRF and received $1.2 million from the funds donated.
A limited numbers of tickets will go on sale to each school starting at 10 a.m. Monday. Tickets will be released to the general public at a later date, if available. All tickets will be mobile and seating will be available in socially-distanced pods of two and four tickets. Fans must purchase the entire pod, no single seats are available.