Auburn Tigers selected to play in 15th TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl on Dec. 28 at Protective Stadium—tickets here

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Get pumped football fans, because Auburn University plays The University of Houston in the 15th TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl on Tuesday, December 28 at Protective Stadium in Birmingham. Get the details here.

About the Birmingham Bowl

The TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl, which got its start in 2006, features teams from the Southeastern Conference and the American Athletic Conference. This will be the 15th year of the Bowl, and the first time it will be held at the new Protective Stadium in Birmingham.

According to the Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau, since the game’s inception, the TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl has generated over $156 million in economic impact for the Birmingham community.

Playing this Year

Protective Stadium
Protective Stadium in Birmingham. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Selected to play in this year’s Birmingham Bowl is Auburn University (#15 nationally) and The University of Houston (#20 nationally).

It will be the Tigers’ 46th bowl appearance and the seventh meeting between Auburn (6-6) and Houston (11-2). Auburn holds a 5-1 advantage in the series with the last meeting a 7-0 Tiger win in 1973 at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

“Auburn football has a long history of playing in Birmingham, and now we have a chance to continue that against a nationally ranked Houston team that has won 11 games this year.

Our mindset is to end the season with a win as we build momentum for 2022, while allowing our guys to enjoy a great bowl experience. This game is an opportunity for a number of our players to play close to home and many of our fans to easily attend after Christmas. We want the Auburn Family to turn the new Protective Stadium in Birmingham orange and blue, creating a home field advantage on game day.”

Coach Bryan Harsin, Head Football Coach, Auburn University

Game Details

What: 15th TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl
Tuesday, Dec. 28 | 11AM
Protective Stadium, 1020 24th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Watch via ESPN + Bowl Season Radio

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