LAS VEGAS (AP) – The Las Vegas Bowl is moving to a new, bigger stadium next year, and will feature teams from the SEC or Big Ten facing a Pac-12 school.
Bowl executive John Saccenti said Tuesday the game is shedding its Mountain West Conference affiliation under a six-year deal beginning in 2020.
The game will move to a post-Christmas date and be played at the $1.8 billion, 65,000-seat stadium being built just off the Las Vegas Strip for the NFL’s Raiders and UNLV football.
Plans call for a Pac-12 selection to face an SEC team in 2020, 2022 and 2024.
A Pac-12 team will play a Big Ten representative in 2021, 2023 and 2025.
Fresno State beat Arizona State last year before 37,000 at Sam Boyd Stadium.
This year’s game is scheduled Dec. 21 at Sam Boyd between Mountain West and Pac-12 teams.