2021 Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl: Saturday, December 18 at 2:30 PM

45th Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl Set for Saturday, December 26

​Six days after securing Army West Point as the home team, the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl, ESPN and Bowl Season announced on Friday that the 2020 Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl will kick off on Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 7 p.m. EST/6 p.m. CST.

The 45th edition of the 11th oldest bowl in college football will once again be televised on ESPN. 2020 will be the 29th-consecutive year the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl will be played on an ESPN network. The bowl and ESPN recently announced a six-year extension to televise the game through 2025.

“Playing the 2020 Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl on Saturday, December 26, in a primetime window, will provide us a tremendous opportunity to highlight the wonderful work our organization and the city of Shreveport do on-and-off the field,” said 2020 Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl Chairman Frank Auer. “Our entire organization, together with Radiance Technologies, cannot wait to showcase two exciting football teams and the City of Shreveport, hosting this event.”

The 7 p.m. EST/6 p.m. CST kickoff of the 2020 Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl is the bowl’s latest kickoff time since 2008 and will be played primarily in primetime for the first time since that year – an 8:15 p.m. EST kickoff between the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and Northern Illinois Huskies. The last time the Independence Bowl was played on a Saturday was the 2015 edition of the game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and Tulsa Golden Hurricane on December 26, 2015.

The Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl became the first bowl to invite a team to be a part of the 2020 Bowl Season, as the Army Black Knights accepted their invitation to Shreveport on Saturday, October 24. Army will match up against a representative of the Pac-12 Conference, who will begin play of their seven-game season on Saturday, November 7.

A limited number of sideline bench and endzone bench tickets are available on a reservation basis. To make a reservation, contact the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl office at 318.221.0712 or contact Ticket Manager Jeffrey Coye at jcoye@independencebowl.org or Business and Administrative Assistant Ann Crouch at ann@independencebowl.org. Ticket renewals are also being re-sent to all 2019 ticket buyers who have not renewed for the 2020 edition of the game. Any renewals not returned with payment prior to Monday, November 16 will be released to the general public. For questions about the 2020 Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl, contact the office at 318.221.0712.


The Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl – college football’s 11th-oldest bowl game – will play its 45th edition on Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 6 p.m. CST at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, La. The game is slated to feature a matchup of Army West Point against a team from the Pac-12 Conference, as the Black Knights accepted their invitation to the bowl on October 24. Louisiana Tech recorded the first shutout in the game’s history with a 14-0 victory over Miami in the 44th Independence Bowl on December 26, 2019. The Independence Bowl Foundation announced a five-year agreement with Radiance Technologies to be the game’s title sponsor on April 21, 2020 and announced new primary agreements in January 2020 that will bring a rotation of Army West Point and BYU to Shreveport to face off against a rotation of the Pac-12 Conference, American Athletic Conference and Conference USA.

The Independence Bowl Foundation is prevalent in the Shreveport-Bossier City area throughout the year, hosting events to help enhance the economic impact and growth of our community. The Mission of the Independence Bowl is to attract and provide quality, nationally recognized football competition oriented to the Ark-La-Tex region. For more information, visit RadianceTechnologiesIndependenceBowl.com or follow the bowl on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @IndyBowl.

Independence Bowl Foundation

P.O Box 1723, Shreveport LA 71166  |  401 Market Street, Shreveport, LA 71101  |  318.221.0712

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