2020 Gasparilla Bowl canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

Posted at 6:04 PM, Dec 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-22 23:16:25-05

TAMPA, Fla. — The 2020 Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.

With South Carolina unable to play due to an increased number of COVID-19 cases, ESPN Events has decided to cancel the bowl, officials said.

"The current environment has presented many challenged," said Scott Glaser, executive director. "We looked into a number of options for UAB, but ultimately could not identify any opportunities for them to play at this time. We are appreciative of the many supporters in the community, including our new title sponsor - Union Home Mortgage, and look forward to staging the game in 2021."

Tickets that were purchased for the Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl will be refunded automatically by Etix. It could take up to five business days depending on banking situations.