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Bowl Central - 2016 Popeyes Bahamas Bowl

October 18, 2016
By ODU Athletics


Popeyes Bahamas Bowl

Nassau ● Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium

Friday, Dec. 23, 2016 ● 1:00 PM EST

Old Dominion vs. Eastern Michigan

Team Hotel: Atlantis Paradise Island Resort


Monarchs are bowl bound and headed to the Bahamas to play in the 2016 Popeyes Bahamas Bowl! The game will be played on Friday, December 23rd at 1pm. Be a part of history. Fans who want to be part of ODU's first bowl game should read the information below.


The Monarchs (9-3, 7-1 C-USA) will take on Mid-American Conference opponent Eastern Michigan University (7-5, 4-4 MAC). The game takes place at Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium in Nassau, Bahamas and will air live on ESPN. For more information, check out the full press release.


Ticket sales for the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl are no longer available through the ODU Ticket Office. Fans may purchase tickets to the bowl game in the The Bahamas at the Atlantis Royal Towers lobby, December 21st and 22nd. Walk-up sales will also be available at the ticket window at Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium starting at 10am on December 23rd. Fans looking to contribute to ODU's bowl efforts through ticket sales, can donate tickets via the #ODUBowlBound Fund (information below). Donated tickets will be provided to charities and youth organization in The Bahamas.


-  Once the Monarchs are extended a bowl invitation, ODU is contractually bound to purchase a predetermined allotment of tickets, as assigned by the bowl game that selects ODU. Tickets purchased through ODU directly support Monarch athletics and our student-athletes.

-  Purchasing tickets through the University's allotment guarantees that your group will be seated in the official ODU seating block(s).

-  Purchasing tickets through the University's allotment positions ODU for future postseason opportunities by establishing a tradition of strong bowl participation by our fan base.

-  ODAF members who purchase their bowl tickets through ODU will receive 10 ODAF priority points in their donor account.

#ODUBowlBound FUND

A contribution to the #ODUBowlBound fund is your opportunity to be a part of our first ever bowl game! Those who contribute to the #ODUBowlBound fund will receive a commemorative Popeyes Bahamas Bowl ticket ($100 minimum gift), 10 bonus ODAF priority points and the opportunity to win great ODU Football prizes. For every $100 contributed to the #ODUBowlBound fund, ODU Athletics will provide two (2) tickets to a charity in the Bahamas so that they can fill the stands in support of the Monarchs! The ODAF will draw winners each day beginning on Monday, December 19th and ending with the grand prize drawing just before the Monarchs kickoff the 2016 Popeyes Bahamas Bowl.

Due to IRS policy, a donation is not rquired to be eligible for prize drawings. Contact the ODAF office to enter.


Travel by U.S. citizens to the Bahamas requires a valid United States passport at the time of travel. Obtaining a passport can take several weeks, and expedited options are available. For information on how to obtain a U.S. passport, visit passports.state.gov

ODU fans travelling to the bowl game are encouraged to find transportation and lodging that best fits their needs.

ODU's official travel provider, Anthony Travel, is ready to assist with travel accomodations and has created the following website for ODU fans looking to travel to the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl http://www.anthonytravel.com/odu-bowl/

The following airlines fly into Nassau International Airport from the U.S. - BahamasAir, Air Canada, JetBlue, Southwest, American, Delta, and United.

HOTEL INFORMATION (Atlantis Paradise Island Resort is ODU's Team Hotel)

Other Paradise Island Hotels (closest location to Atlantis)

   Comfort Suites Paradise Island
   Address: Paradise Island Drive, Nassau, Bahamas
   Phone: 242-363-3680

   Riu Palace Paradise Island
   Address: 6307 Casino Drive, Paradise Island, Bahamas
   Phone: 242-363-3500

Other Nassau Hotels:

   British Colonial Hilton Nassau (Downtown)
   Address: Navy Lion Road, Nassau, Bahamas
   Phone: 242-322-3301

   Meliá Cable Beach (Cable Beach)
   Address: Nassau, Bahamas
   Phone: 242-327-6000


Traveling to the bowl game? Join us for a Team Sendoff from the Atlantis resort to the game!

Click the image below to RSVP to the Team Sendoff on Monday, December 19th!



Officially licensed Popeyes Bahamas Bowl apparel has arrived! Purchase your official ODU bowl t-shirt (shown below) from the ODU Team Store by clicking the image below or at the ODU Village Bookstore.



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