The latest of the new additions to the college football postseason has been given an official date and kickoff time. The Camelia Bowl, which will be played in Montgomery, Alabama, will kick off for the first time on December 20 and 9:15 p.m. eastern. The game will include teams from the MAC and Sun Belt Conference. Brett McMurphy of ESPN.com was first to report the scheduling news via Twitter.
Just like the Boca Raton Bowl, the Camelia Bowl is owned by ESPN so it will be given as good a time slot as possible. December 20 falls on a Saturday and is traditionally a day for bowl games. This would seem to put the game at the end of the bowl schedule for that day.
The new Camelia Bowl is not related to a former bowl game by the same name. The former Camelia Bowl was a postseason game for the division that would later become Division 2. It was played 16 times between 1961 and 1980.
The new Camelia Bowl will be played in Cramton Bowl, a 25,000-seat stadium in Montgomery, Alabama.