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

10th Annual Youth Football Clinic Set for June 5

An event that was postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic, the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl Youth Football Clinic is set to hit the field at Independence Stadium for the 10th time in the event’s history on Saturday, June 5.

The Youth Clinic is a free clinic and open to youth from five-years-old through incoming eighth-graders. The clinic will kick off at 8 a.m. and run until approximately 11:30 a.m. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. at the southwest entrance of Independence Stadium.

Parents can register their children in advance for the clinic, and preregistration is available now at RadianceTechnologiesIndependenceBowl.com/youth-football-clinic. Spots for the clinic are limited to 400 participants.

The annual Youth Football Clinic teaches participants football fundamentals by participating in offensive, defensive and special team drills. Youth will also learn different fitness techniques and the importance of being physically active. The clinic all teaches participants life skills from some of the region’s finest college football coaches.

Participants will receive instruction from regional college coaches from Northwestern State University, Grambling State University and Louisiana College. They will also receive a free t-shirt and lunch following the clinic.

Sponsors of the 2021 Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl Youth Football Clinic include First Bossier, Willis-Knighton Health System, D1 Training Shreveport, Little Works in Progress and Sports World.


The Kickoff K’s 5K and Half Marathon is approaching quickly, as the races will hit the streets of Shreveport on Saturday, May 15. The half marathon will kick off the day at 7 a.m., while the 5K will follow shortly after at 7:15 a.m. Both races will start and finish at Fern Marketplace in front of the event’s presenting sponsor – Orangetheory Fitness. The route features some of Shreveport’s most scenic South Highlands streets.

Registration is open now and is $70 for the half marathon and $30 for the 5K. The price of registration will increase $5 on the day of the race. Runners can register online at RadianceTechnologiesIndependenceBowl.com/Kickoff-K/. All preregistered runners will receive a Kickoff K’s t-shirt, and all runners who finish the half marathon will receive a commemorative medal.


Public tickets and ticket renewals for the 2021 Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl are available now. Tickets can be purchased online at RadianceTechnologiesIndependenceBowl.com/tickets or over the phone by calling the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl office at 318.221.0712 or toll-free at 888.414.BOWL. Ticket buyers eligible for renewals from the 2019 Independence Bowl and customers who rolled over their tickets from 2020 will receive their original seating assignments from 2019.

Individual tickets are $30 for endzone bench seats and $45 for sideline bench. Sideline chairback seats are available for qualifying Independence Bowl Foundation members and sponsors at $50 apiece. A bevy of other ticket packages are available for the 45th Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl – including group tickets, Chairman’s Club, Family Four-Packs and endzone tent packages. For more information on tickets, visit RadianceTechnologiesIndependenceBowl.com/tickets or call the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl office.


Established in 1976, the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl™ is the nation’s 11th-oldest bowl game – with the 45th edition slated for the 2021 Bowl Season. Louisiana Tech recorded the first shutout in the game’s history with a 14-0 victory over Miami in the 44th Independence Bowl in 2019. The Independence Bowl Foundation announced a one-year extension with Radiance Technologies – ensuring they will be the title sponsor through 2025. The bowl’s conference and team agreements, as well as the television agreement, also run through the 2025 season. Army West Point and BYU are slated to matchup against a rotation of the Pac-12 Conference, American Athletic Conference and Conference USA, which will be televised on an ESPN network.

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

2020 Independence Bowl