MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Georgia Southern and Eastern Michigan fans traveled from across the country to support their teams in the 2018 Raycom Media Camellia Bowl.
That’s good news for the teams, but even better news for Montgomery, because it gives the city national exposure.
“Anytime that you can be on ESPN in the first week of bowl season is great. I don’t know how many millions will see it, but we’ll have three or four opportunities for a message to be sent out,” Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange said.
Giving those who traveled miles for the game a chance to explore the city.
“It is my first time coming to Montgomery. I’ve been to Birmingham but I haven’t been to Montgomery yet," Cierra Harris, an Eastern Michigan fan, said.
And giving the viewers at home a small glimpse of all that Montgomery has to offer.
“I want them to know that we have a progressive city and a city that is steeped in history, but we also have a city that’s on the leading edge,” Mayor Strange said.