The UCLA Bruins from the Pac-12 conference and the Baylor Bears from Big 12 conference will square off in the 35th annual Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl. The game kicks off at 6:45 PM on Thursday, December 27th at Qualcomm Stadium, and will air nationally on ESPN as well as being broadcast on ESPN Radio Network. This is the first appearance in the Holiday Bowl for both teams and it is also the first meeting between the teams.
The 2011 game featured a 21-10 upset victory by the Texas Longhorns over the California Golden Bears in front of 56,313 fans and an ESPN national television audience. Many games sell out, so purchase your tickets early.
Tickets may be purchased in person at the Holiday Bowl ticket office at Qualcomm Stadium Gate A, Monday - Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, over the phone at 619.283.5808, or online. Online purchases, however, are through Ticketmaster and do not include membership benefits.
The city of San Diego controls the stadium parking lot and parking fees for the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl are $20 for cars and $60 for RV's (vehicles 20’ and over). If you decide to drive, plan to come early as the parking lot surrounding the stadium fills quickly due to the numerous tailgate parties and the halftime show fireworks. You must tailgate only in your designated parking space. Because of limited total space, fans are encouraged to carpool, use the San Diego Trolley or bus transportation.
VIP Preferred Parking is $60 and is located in Lot C/1 and D/1 just inside the main entrance from Mission Village Drive, in a secured and private area surrounded by its own perimeter fence. This area features a dedicated driving lane for entrance and exit from the stadium parking lot. The number of parking spaces in the VIP Preferred Parking area is limited and will be sold on a first come, first served basis. If you are planning on having your parking pass mailed, you must purchase the pass by December 15.
For easy transportation to Qualcomm Stadium, the Port of San Diego Big Bay Balloon Parade and most major visitor attractions in San Diego, take the buses and trolleys. The San Diego Trolley's Green and Special Event Lines, with connections to Mission Valley, downtown and East County stops just steps away from Gate K at Qualcomm Stadium and is a great alternative to driving to the game.