Dec 19, 2023

First 10,000 Fans at 2023 DIRECTV Holiday Bowl Game Receive Free Tickets to SeaWorld


SAN DIEGO (December 19, 2023)- DIRECTV Holiday Bowl officials announced today that longtime bowl partner, SeaWorld San Diego, is providing one-day park admission tickets to the first 10,000 fans through the Petco Park gates for the 2023 DIRECTV Holiday Bowl on Wednesday December 27, 2023. It’s one park admission ticket per person, while supplies last; gates open at 3:00 p.m. Kickoff for the 44th annual DIRECTV Holiday Bowl is set for 5:00 p.m.

The game features the 15th– ranked Louisville Cardinals and USC Trojans. The 101.5 KGB Sky Show follows immediately after the game with its iconic fireworks display.

“We are so grateful to SeaWorld San Diego, partners of the non-profit bowl game effort for decades,” said Mark Neville, CEO of the DIRECTV Holiday Bowl. “In what already is a premium fan event, this year’s DIRECTV Holiday Bowl fan experience was just made even better thanks to our friends at SeaWorld.  What a great opportunity for fans to learn more about marine mammals and enjoy all the fun rides and attractions the park has to offer!

SeaWorld San Diego is one of the most popular destinations in San Diego for locals and tourists, and a dedicated partner of the DIRECTV Holiday Bowl for over 35 years. This is the second year in a row SeaWorld San Diego is offering park admission tickets to bowl game fans.

“As a longstanding partner and supporter of the Holiday Bowl and the benefits it brings to our city, we’re excited to bring back this ticket offer for locals and tourists attending the game,” said Jim Lake, SeaWorld San Diego Park President.  “Visiting SeaWorld is a great way to complete a San Diego trip for travelers of all ages visiting our city or it can make for a fun day out for locals. Spend a day celebrating the holiday season with festive shows, amazing décor and lights, fireworks, snowfall, reindeer, tree lighting ceremonies, and so much more.”

SeaWorld San Diego one-day general admission tickets will be distributed to the first 10,000 Holiday Bowl attendees at Petco Park on Wednesday, December 27th, 2023. SeaWorld tickets will be distributed at each of the four main entrances at Petco Park, limited to one SeaWorld ticket per game attendee, on a first come, first served basis, and while supplies last. Each ticket holder must be present to pick up their free SeaWorld ticket. SeaWorld San Diego admission valid December 28th through January 31, 2024. Additional restrictions may apply. Not for resale. Non-transferable. Nonrefundable. Will not be replaced if lost or stolen. Petco Park reserves all rights including ticket distribution.  For more information on SeaWorld visit

About Sports San Diego

Recognizing that San Diego is a premier tourist destination, the mission of Sports San Diego, a non-profit 501c3 organization, is to generate tourism, visibility, and economic impact for the San Diego region by producing the DIRECTV Holiday Bowl, Rady Children’s Invitational, California State Games and recruiting outstanding sports events and experiences to San Diego.  Since 1978, the association has generated more than $1 billion in economic benefit for the San Diego region.

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