GREENSBORO – Tickets for the 2014 MEAC/SWAC Challenge Presented by Disney are on sale now. The 10th annual matchup will showcase your North Carolina A&T State University Aggies of the MEAC against the Alabama A&M University Bulldogs of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) at Bright House Networks Stadium in Orlando, Fla.
The game, slated to be televised on ESPN Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 at 11:45 a.m. ET, will be played for the first time at Bright House Networks Stadium on the campus of the University of Central Florida (UCF), while the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium undergoes renovations.
The yearly event, which features teams from two prominent Historically Black Colleges and Unviversities (HBCU), brings approximately 20,000 fans to Central Florida over Labor Day Weekend for the start of college football season. Offering More Than Just a Game, weekend events also include a high school career seminar, band showcase and a Legends’ Reception. The event will mark the first meeting between the two storied programs.
Travel options to attend the MEAC/SWAC Challenge in Orlando are being offered by Anthony Travel, the event’s official travel provider. Travel packages will include discounted hotel accommodations, game tickets and specially-priced Walt Disney World Resort Theme Park Tickets. For more information, visit www.AnthonyTravel.com/MEACSWAC or call 888-632-6951.
The MEAC/SWAC Challenge is owned and operated by ESPN Events, a subsidiary of ESPN. For more information about the MEAC/SWAC Challenge, or to join the event’s following on Facebook and Twitter, visit the event’s official website at www.meacswacchallenge.com.
ESPN Events, a subsidiary of ESPN, owns and operates a large portfolio of collegiate sporting events worldwide. The roster includes two Labor Day weekend college football games; 11 college bowl games and eight college basketball events, which accounts for approximately 200 hours of programming, reaches almost 64 million viewers and attracts over a half a million attendees each year. With satellite offices in Boca Raton, Boise, Birmingham, Dallas-Fort Worth, Albuquerque, St. Petersburg and Las Vegas, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.
Rachel Margolis Siegal, ESPN at 860-766-2798 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Andy Seeley, UCF Athletics Assistant AD/Communications at 407-823-2729 or email@example.com