With a mini-wave of future bowl tie-ins announced over the past several days, the Pinstripe Bowl has become the latest to reveal a long-term partnership.
As expected, the Pinstripe Bowl and New York Yankees announced Tuesday evening that it has reached a multi-year agreement with the ACC. The partnership for the postseason games to be played at Yankee Stadium will run from 2014 through 2019.
The ACC will face members of the Big Ten, which announced earlier this month a new six-year tie-in with the Pinstripe Bowl.
“The partnership between the ACC and the New Era Pinstripe Bowl makes sense on so many levels and we are extremely pleased that one of the league’s football teams will be showcased in this game annually,” said ACC commissioner John Swofford in a statement. “With our 15-member conference stretching along the entire Atlantic Coast, this will be a great opportunity for our fans and alums to connect in the media capital of world and with one of the most storied and successful franchises in sports.”
Over the three years of its existence, the Pinstripe Bowl has featured a Big East-Big 12 matchup.
The first ACC-Big Ten matchup will take place following the 2014 season.
“The addition of the ACC to the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, along with the Big Ten, will provide an annual matchup of some of college football’s top-tier programs,” said New York Yankees Managing Partner Hal Steinbrenner. “With outstanding institutions all along the East Coast as well as the Northeast, the ACC is an attractive participant and partner for the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. We look forward to hosting the ACC, its fans and alumni in New York City for years to come during the holiday season.”