Kickoff Time Set for 2 P.M. for 46th Independence Bowl


SHREVEPORT, La. (August 10, 2022) – With the date for the 46th Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl set for Friday, December 23, ESPN and the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl announced Wednesday morning that the game will kick off at 2 p.m. CT on ESPN.

Army West Point and a representative of the American Athletic Conference (AAC) are slated to match-up in the mid-afternoon game on Friday, December 23. The Black Knights received three votes in the pre-season USA TODAY Coaches Poll that was released August 8, 2022. The AAC had two teams ranked in that poll – Cincinnati at No. 22 and Houston at No. 25. They also had two other teams receive votes – UCF and SMU.

“We are very pleased with this game time for the 46th Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl,” noted 2022 Independence Bowl Foundation Chairman Rob Rubel. “It provides the community a great opportunity to show out in full-force and enjoy a full day of tailgating, football and fun – as they have done for the last 45 years.”

It is the second-consecutive pre-Christmas game date for the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl – following the Saturday, December 18 kickoff in 2021. The last Independence Bowl to be played on December 23 was in 1988 when Brett Favre’s Southern Miss team downed UTEP. 2022 will mark the 46th playing of the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl and will also be the 30th-consecutive year that the game will be televised on an ESPN network. The 2021 Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl drew 3.37 million viewers on ABC – the highest viewership of the Independence Bowl since 2014. 

Ticket reservations or renewals can be made by calling the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl office at 318.221.0712 or toll-free at 888.414.BOWL. Public tickets for the Friday afternoon Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl will go on sale online at a later date following the ticket renewal process and will be available for purchase online at

Ticket prices for the 2022 game are the same as in past years, as the three main tiers are:

Endzone Bench: $30

Sideline Bench: $45

Sideline Chairback: $50 (Available to sponsors or qualifying Foundation members)

Endzone Bench and Sideline Bench seats will be available at, while Sideline Chairback seats will be available to bowl sponsors and qualifying Independence Bowl Foundation Members. For more information on how to become a Foundation member and qualify to purchase Sideline Chairback seats, visit or call the bowl office.

Group tickets are another ticket option available, and groups who purchase 20-or-more Endzone Bench seats will once again receive half-price tickets at the special rate of $15 apiece. 

A bevy of other ticket packages are also available for the 2022 Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl. The Chairman’s Club is a high-end hospitality option, which is an exclusive South Endzone Tent that includes all-inclusive food and beverage and one VIP parking pass for every four Chairman’s Club tickets purchased. Chairman’s Club tickets are $200 apiece.

Another ticket package available will be the Family Four-Pack, which will be available online or by calling the bowl office. More information and prices on the Family Four-Pack ticket packages will be released at a later date.

For more information on the 2022 Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl, visit or follow the bowl on social media @IndyBowl.


The Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl Kickoff Dinner is back on the schedule for 2022, as LSU women’s basketball head coach Kim Mulkey will be the featured speaker for the annual dinner on Tuesday, August 30 at 6 p.m. at the Shreveport Convention Center.

A six-time national champion as a player and coach, Mulkey is one of the most successful college basketball coaches of all-time, and she was an integral part of building the Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters into a national power in the 1980s. After 19 years at Louisiana Tech as a player and coach, as well as 21 years as head coach of the Baylor Lady Bears, the 2020 inductee into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame returned home to take over the LSU women’s basketball program in April 2021.

Individual tickets to the 2022 Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl Kickoff Dinner are on sale for $50 apiece, while a table of eight is $400 apiece. Tickets are available for purchase at or by calling the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl office at 318.221.0712.

Independence Bowl FOUNDATION Survey

The Independence Bowl is conducting a survey about both the Independence Bowl Foundation and Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl in order to improve the organization. The bowl asks that fans, both locally and regionally, complete the survey and provide feedback on various aspects of the Foundation and bowl. To complete the brief survey, visit


Established in 1976, the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl™ is the nation’s 11th-oldest bowl game, and the 46th edition will be played on Friday, December 23, 2022 at 2 p.m. CT between Army West Point and a team form the American Athletic Conference. The UAB Blazers defeated the No. 13 BYU Cougars 31-28 in the 45th Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl on Saturday, December 18, 2021. 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 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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