Hunger Bowl College Football Game Moves from San Francisco to New 49ers Stadium in 2014

By: Sylvia Ramirez - Wed, 21 Nov 2012 20:39:57 -0800

SANTA CLARA (BCN)--A post-season college football game normally held in San Francisco will be moved to the team's new Santa Clara stadium beginning in December 2014, announced the 49ers.
      
Since the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl was first organized to take place at AT&T Park in 2002, it has generated more than $130 million for the city of San Francisco, according to a bowl spokesman.
      
For this year's 2012 game, bowl organizers said they plan to donate one meal for every ticket purchased to three organizations that fight hunger in San Francisco, including the Glide Foundation, the St. Anthony Foundation, and the San Francisco Food Bank, according to the bowl's website.

Bowl organizers say they're fired up to change venues. "This is an exciting, historic moment for the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl," according to the Bowl's Executive Director, Gary Cavalli, who said that the new venue would provide the opportunity to "take our bowl to the next level."
      
The $1.2 billion stadium, which is just over 20 percent finished, will offer 68,500 seats, according to the team.
      
According to Doug Kelly, spokesman for the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, event organizers anticipate holding the event at the new stadium for years to come.
      
"We're gonna be there a long time," Kelley said.
      
Forty-niners CEO Jed York said he was excited that the Bowl had become first special event to commit to be scheduled at the yet-to-be-finished stadium.
      
According to the 49ers, the company that manages the new stadium recently authorized it to enter into contracts for events not related to the National Football League.

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