MOBILE, Ala. - The GoDaddy Bowl announced today that Arkansas State has accepted an invitation to play a team from the Mid-American Conference in the 15th annual GoDaddy Bowl game on Sun., Jan. 5, 2014, at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The game will be televised nationally at 8:00 p.m. on ESPN.
Arkansas State has ensured a second place finish in the Sun Belt Conference with a possible share of the Sun Belt Conference championship for the third consecutive year. Led by head coach, Bryan Harsin, Arkansas State kicked off their 99th season of football on August 31, 2013.
The Red Wolves come back to the GoDaddy Bowl for an unprecedented third consecutive time. In 2012, Northern Illinois of the Mid-American Conference defeated Arkansas State 38 – 20. The next year, Arkansas State returned, defeating Mid-American Conference member Kent State, 17 – 13.
“We’re happy to welcome back Arkansas State for a third consecutive year. They’ve proven they are a tough, competitive team, they bring a great crowd to Mobile and we’re happy to have them back,” said GoDaddy Bowl President, Jerry Silverstein.
“Head Coach Bryan Harsin and the Red Wolves have had a great year and are very deserving of this bid to the GoDaddy Bowl,” said Sun Belt Conference Commissioner Karl Benson. “The Red Wolves are great representatives of the Sun Belt Conference and they have shown that in their two previous trips to the GoDaddy Bowl.”
Teams are slated to arrive in Mobile on Wednesday, January 1. As usual, the GoDaddy Bowl will feature a week of activities before the game itself. The GoDaddy Bowl Mayor’s Luncheon will feature guest speaker NFL 3-time MVP Brett Favre on Friday, January 3, and the Mardi Gras Parade, Pep Rally, Spectronics Fireworks Show and Street Party all held on Saturday, January 4.
Fans are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets only through the ASU Ticket Office to directly support the Red Wolves and to ensure they receive priority seating within the designated A-State area.
Bowl tickets are only $45 per ticket when purchased through the ASU Ticket Office. Fans can go to AStateRedWolves.com and click on ‘Bowl Game Central’ (astateredwolves.com/bowlgame) to order tickets, and the ASU Ticket Office, located at the Convocation Center’s lower red entrance, will be taking walk-up or telephone (870-972-2781) orders beginning at noon today.
Special pricing is also available for students in the designated student zone when ordered through the ASU Ticket Office. Students may also use their A-State Express Dollars to purchase tickets.
Seating allocation will begin immediately and donor priority tickets purchased will be mailed out beginning Dec. 16. The deadline to purchase donor priority tickets and still have them mailed out is Dec. 13, while all tickets purchased after that date will have to be picked up at the ASU Ticket Office or at Will Call in Mobile.
Hotel reservations may be attained through the Red Wolves Foundation, and they will be assigned according to donor priority. Donors purchasing tickets through the ASU Ticket Office can contact the Red Wolves Foundation at 870-972-2401 to reserve a hotel room.
Tickets are available at the GoDaddy Bowl offices by calling 251-635-0011. For more information on tickets or bowl week activities, please visit www.GoDaddyBowl.com or call the GoDaddy Bowl office.