The LA Bowl, a new collegiate American football game, is to launch later this year at SoFi Stadium, the under-construction new home of the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers NFL teams.

The LA Bowl has been launched by SoFi Stadium and the wider Hollywood Park sports and entertainment complex on which the 70,000-seat venue will sit.

The game will launch in December 2020 and will take place annually, featuring Mountain West’s No.1 selection versus Pac-12’s No.5 selection. SoFi Stadium will stage the game from 2020 through to 2025.

The game is designed to celebrate the history of college American football in Los Angeles. An “extraordinary” game-day experience has been promised, with a focus to be placed on premium hospitality and highlighting the diverse local community.

Jason Gannon, managing director of SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park, said: “Similar to SoFi Stadium, the LA Bowl game is designed to deliver an authentic Southern California experience. In addition, our bowl game events throughout the week will embrace Los Angeles as the entertainment capital of the world.”

Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott added: “We are thrilled to partner with LA Bowl and bring a Pac-12 presence to the new state-of-the-art facility at SoFi Stadium, in one of the biggest markets right in our footprint. The entertainment presence of the new facility will provide great experiences for our student-athletes and fans as the Pac-12 continues its postseason matchup with the Mountain West.”

SoFi Stadium has already been pencilled in to stage the Super Bowl in 2022, the College Football National Championship Game in 2023, and the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2028 summer Olympic Games. The stadium will open in July with two Taylor Swift concerts.

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