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Event Schedule Set for Reliaquest Bowl Week in Tampa

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December 23, 2022

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GAME TICKETS | BOWL BASH & RADIO SHOW TICKETS | PREGAME PARTY TICKETS

CHAMPAIGN, Ill.— Fighting Illini fans traveling to Tampa for the 2023 ReliaQuest Bowl will find a robust week of events planned by both the bowl committee and the University of Illinois. Enjoy spending time with fellow members of the Illini FamILLy as the football team squares off against Mississippi State on Jan. 2.

Friday, Dec 30, 2022

Clearwater Beach Day

11:30 am – 4:00 pm ET
Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort
A day of fun and sun on the white sandy beaches in Clearwater. Players, cheerleaders, media, alumni and guests enjoy music, food and festivities

Saturday, Dec 31, 2022

New Year’s Eve Parade and Band Blast

5:30 – 8:00 p.m. ET
Ybor City, Seventh Avenue
Parade featuring the Marching Illini, high school bands, floats and more. Following the parade there will be a pep rally featuring the bands and cheerleaders.

Sunday, Jan 1, 2023

Bowl Bash and Radio Show | PURCHASE TICKETS

5:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET
American Social, 601 S. Harbor Island Blvd. next to the Westin
Attire: Ilini Casual
Cost: $30 Ticket includes heavy appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages. A cash bar is available.
This is a family-friendly event for ~1000 Illini fans. The Busey Fighting Illini Sports Network will host its bowl radio show live on location and feature media guests and former players.

Monday, Jan 2, 2023 – GAMEDAY

Game Day Run Club

7:00 am ET
Tampa Riverwalk, corner of Ashley Dr. and E. Brorein St.
Transportation: Walking distance from all travel party hotels
Josh Whitman’s Gameday Run Club edition will take you on a 4-mile run along the Tampa Riverwalk’s World’s Longest Continuous Sidewalk. Runners will meet Josh at the South Florida Bull statue.

Ilini Walk

9:30 am ET
Raymond James Stadium
Join the Marching Illini and cheerleaders as they welcome the Fighting Illini to Raymond James Stadium. Fans can line the walkway across from the Bucs Team Store near Lot D.

Pregame Party | PURCHASE TICKETS

9:00-11:30 am ET
Steinbrenner Field, 1 Steinbrenner Dr.
Cost: $45 Ticket includes a pregame brunch, non-alcoholic beverages and one ticket for an alcoholic drink. A cash bar is available.
Enjoy a pregame party with ~2000 of your closest Illini friends and family at the Yankees spring training and Triple A facility.

Relia Quest Bowl Game | GET TICKETS

12:00 p.m. ET
Raymond James Stadium
Illinois vs. #22 Mississippi State

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