The best teams from the SEC and the Big Ten outside of the BCS bowl games meet each year at the Capital One Bowl in Orlando.
The match up for 2013 bowl game to be played on Tuesday, January 1st, 2013 at 1 PM will have the Georgia Bulldogs of the SEC facing off against the Nebraska Cornhuskers of the Big Ten.
Capital One Bowl Overview
Historically, the Capital One Bowl has hosted Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, and Penn State as they have some of the most bowl appearances since the game was first played in 1947. What started as the Tangerine Bowl in 1947, the Capital One Bowl is now the best college football bowl game just outside of the BCS bowl games played each year.
Logistics and Tailgating
With the potential attendance of the game reaching 69,000 to 70,000, getting down to the stadium prior to kickoff is a good idea. There are grass-covered parking lots all around the stadium to tailgate on with some of the largest of the lots on the east side of the stadium closest to downtown Orlando. The best access to the stadium is via the 408 east-west expressway toll road taking the Orange Blossom Trail exit.
Another option on gameday would be to park in one of the parking garages in Downtown Orlando and tailgate at one of the sports bars in the area and take a taxi cab to and from the field to watch the game. You could also walk to the stadium from downtown Orlando along Church Street and check out the new Amway Center along the way if you are in a larger group. Stating that, some areas of Church Street between the Amway Center and the Citrus Bowl are in an area of town that you would not want to walk around by yourself at a time other than during the prime gathering times of game day where there will be larger crowds.
Orlando Bowl Week
The Capital One Bowl is the final piece of Orlando’s Bowl Week. Other activities to take in during the week include the Orlando Citrus Parade on Saturday, December 29th, 2012, the Russell Athletic Bowl and Russell Athletic Bowl Parade of Bands earlier in the week in Winter Park, and finally New Years Eve in Downtown Orlando.
Click Here for the official site of the Capital One Bowl.
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Citrus Bowl Map