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Simply the information: Wisconsin 20 Arizona State 13
Newsworthy: First Las Vegas Bowl in Allegiant Stadium
Enterprise: SRS Distribution in first yr of five-year title sponsorship deal
John Saccenti was on “pins and needles” all week due to COVID-19 wiping out 5 faculty soccer bowl video games, the manager director of the SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl was lastly at straightforward at 4 PM as we speak as he strolled off the Allegiant Stadium area right into a tunnel.
Saccenti mentioned the primary Las Vegas Bowl in Allegiant Stadium after many years of being staged at Sam Boyd Stadium on the outskirts of Las Vegas is predicted to attract attendance within the 40,000 vary. Attendance was introduced at 32,515. Saccenti mentioned Allegiant Stadium holds 58,000 for the Las Vegas Bowl. The bowl sport at Sam Boyd Stadium was capable of max out at about 40,000.
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SRS Distribution, a constructing provide distribution firm out of Texas, has the naming rights deal with the Las Vegas Bowl.
Saccenti mentioned SRS Distribution is utilizing the bowl sport as a platform to entertain its greatest shoppers, reward staff and generate new enterprise.
LVSportsBiz.com met SRS Distribution CEO/President Dan Tinker for an interview on the SRS pregame tent earlier than the sport as we speak. Right here’s our interview, which included Tinker saying the corporate will renew the five-year naming proper deal when it expires:
It’s Arizona State and its high-profile coach, Herm Edwards, and Wisconsin and its legion of followers who take pleasure in touring across the nation for bowl video games when the chilly climate settles into Madison, Wisconsin.
The bowl game matches the Pac-12 and Large Ten conferences, with a rotating cycle that additionally contains the Southeastern Convention collaborating each different yr with the Large Ten in opposition to a Pac-12 faculty. Subsequent yr in 2022, it’s the SEC’s flip to have a convention crew matched up in opposition to a Pac-12 faculty. In prior years, the Las Vegas Bowl at Sam Boyd Stadium introduced collectively the Mountain West Convention champ in opposition to a Pac-12 consultant.
Some pregame pictures:
Each Arizona State and Wisconsin got here in with matching 8-4 information, however the Badgers are the superior soccer crew after one quarter. They lead Arizona State, 14-3, after one quarter and are transferring the soccer via the air and on the bottom for his or her first two touchdowns.
Wisconsin added to their lead with two area targets within the second quarter. Arizona State added a area purpose. The Badgers had a snug 14-point lead on the half, main 20-6 and outgaining Arizona State in yards by a greater than two-to-one margin.
Arizona State made its transfer early within the second half. The Solar Devils scored to chop the Wisconsin result in 20-13 and the sport was now a single-score match.