The San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl 2021 game was set to take place at Petco Park in San Diego at 5pm (PST) on 12/28/21.
The Holiday Bowl was canceled because of reported cases of COVID-19 in players. Cali BBQ was serving barbecue catering just before the Holiday Bowl 2021 when the NCAA post-season game was suddenly canceled.
Watch the announcement in this Live video shot by Shawn Walchef from the scene.
Here’s what UCLA Football announced about pulling out of the game: “The UCLA football team is unable to participate in tonight’s San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl due to COVID-19 protocols within the Bruins’ program.”
“We are deeply disappointed for our young men in the football program that worked extremely hard for this opportunity,” UCLA athletic director Martin Jarmond announced.
The 2021 Holiday Bowl takes place at Petco Park in San Diego, California at 5pm (PST) on December 28.
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Holiday Bowl 2021 —
The San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl has been played yearly in San Diego since 1978. SDCCU has been the NCAA Division I college football bowl game title sponsor since 2017.
The 2021 Holiday Bowl post-season game lineup was UCLA vs. NC State.
The game is also a huge San Diego community celebration with the Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade, tailgate parties, and a concert benefiting the Rady Children’s Hospital.
Cali BBQ Media will be on site to document the game day excitement. Visit www.calibbq.media/blog for more Holiday Bowl 2021 videos, interviews, and other multimedia content.
The San Diego County Credit Union Holiday bowl is produced by the San Diego Bowl Game Association, which is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.
HOLIDAY BOWL FACTS:
- 800,000+ San Diego hotel room nights generated since the recession of 2008
- $950 million in economic benefit for the San Diego region since the Holiday Bowl’s inception in 1978
- 242 Holiday Bowl and Poinsettia Bowl alums who are currently on NFL rosters
- 23 Holiday Bowl games not decided until the final two minutes
- 19 Holiday Bowl games decided by 7 points or less
- 2 Heisman Trophy winners who have played in the Holiday Bowl
- 65,416 largest attendance in Holiday Bowl history