DURHAM, NC (www.thecelebrationbowl.com) – The first invitation to the second annual Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl – to be played on Saturday, Dec. 17, at noon ET from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta – has been extended to the Mid-Eastern Atlantic Conference (MEAC) college football champion, North Carolina Central University.
The FCS #20 ranked Eagles completed a perfect 8-0 conference slate by defeating rival and #9 North Carolina A&T, 42-21. Executive Director of the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl, John Grant, was on-site at the Aggie-Eagle Classic in Durham and presented Eagles Coach Jerry Mack with the official invitation.
Establishing itself as the first bowl game of the season, the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl is a Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) postseason football game owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN. It is a championship-style game between the MEAC and SWAC champions and will be televised on ABC. ESPN works with 100 Black Men of Atlanta to organize the game’s ancillary events which include a youth symposium, robotics showcase, college and job fair, fan experience and more.
The MEAC is 1-0 all time in the event, as North Carolina A&T defeated Alcorn State 41-34 in the inaugural game last year in front of over 35,000 fans.
Tickets for the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl are on sale at the NCCU Ticket Office
Eagle Club donors will have access to purchase club level tickets (sections 217-226) for $60 and mid-field lower level tickets (sections 115-116) for $50 until Dec. 2, based on the Eagle Club’s priority points system. Starting Dec. 3, any remaining tickets will be available for purchase to the general public.
Lower level tickets in sections 111-114 and 118-121 ($50)
may be bought by the general public starting Monday, Nov. 21, at 12 p.m.
There is also a designated section for MEAC students
(section 124) with tickets priced at only $15.
Contact the NCCU Ticket Office at (919) 530-5170 or visit
the on-campus location on the lower level of W.G. Pearson Dining Hall.