2024 Cheez-It Citrus Bowl featuring the Tennessee Volunteers versus the Iowa Hawkeyes on January 1st

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Some of the best teams from the SEC and the Big Ten outside of the College Football Playoff six bowl games meet each year at the Cheez-It Citrus Bowl in Orlando.

2024 Matchup

The matchup for the 2024 bowl game will be played on Monday, January 1st, 2024 at 1 PM that will have the 17th-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes and the 21st-ranked Tennessee Volunteers.

Chhez-It Citrus Bowl Overview

Historically, the Cheez-It Citrus Bowl has hosted teams including 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,  then the Capital One Bowl, and most-recently the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl, the Cheez-It Citrus Bowl is now one of the best college football bowl games played just outside of the College Football playoff games each year at Camping World Stadium.

Logistics and Tailgating

With the potential attendance of the game reaching 65,000 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 game day 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 or uber 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. Another great option this year is to take the free LYMMO bus shuttle Grapefruit line and depart at the stop at Westmoreland Drive and Church Street that will drop you off two blocks away from the stadium.

Orlando Bowl Week

The Cheez-It Bowl is the final piece of Orlando’s Bowl Week. Other activities to take in during the week include the Pop-Tarts Bowl and the Pop-Tarts 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 Cheez-It Citrus Bowl.

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Cheez-It Citrus Bowl Map