MOBILE, Alabama (WKRG) – Ladd-Peebles Stadium is losing another high-profile football game.
WKRG Sports has confirmed that the Lending Tree Bowl, scheduled for December 18, is moving to Hancock Whitney Stadium. LendingTree Bowl president Jerry Silverstein and University of Southern Alabama athletics director Joel Erdmann announced the decision on Friday afternoon.
“The move to the new stadium has a lot to offer our participating universities by giving them access to improved sports medicine capabilities, training facilities, fan engagement and meeting areas,” said LendingTree Bowl Executive Director Sherrie Dyal in the ad. âWe are delighted to be able to offer them to our customers and to compete with the amenities that other pÃ©tanque sets are able to offer. “
Last year Ladd also lost the Senior Bowl, which had been played there for 70 years before moving to the new stadium in the United States.
Mobile County Public Schools announced in October that they would no longer hold events in Ladd-Peebles. The move came after five people were shot dead in the fourth quarter of the Williams v Vigor football game on October 15.
The 23rd annual LendingTree Bowl will be played on Saturday, December 18 at 4:45 p.m. and will be televised by ESPN. The match will be announced on Sunday, December 5, the bowl selection Sunday.
“We appreciate all that the Ladd-Peebles Stadium Board of Directors and their management team have done to make our bowling match a success over the past 22 years,” said Silverstein in the announcement.