MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange announced the Camellia Bowl and ESPN have agreed to extend their partnership through 2025.
The city is in it’s fifth year of a six-year agreement with ESPN. They negotiated early to extend the contract for six years, Strange said.
Raycom Media, WSFA 12 News' parent company, had an agreement to sponsor the bowl through this year. The mayor said if Raycom doesn’t renew the sponsorship, the city will look for a new sponsor.
The mayor said thousands of Georgia Southern and Eastern Michigan fans are traveling to Montgomery this week for Saturday’s game at Cramton Bowl, which will be televised on ESPN at 4:30 p.m.
“The real beauty of this game is the exposure that Montgomery gets to the national marketing - to the international markets - being televised at that timeslot on ESPN. We are excited about that - we’re appreciative of it," Strange said.
There are a limited number of ESPN Zone tickets still available for Saturday’s game. Regular game tickets are still available for $30.