Dec 04, 2022

Oregon and North Carolina To Meet In 43rd SDCCU Holiday Bowl

First Football Game Ever at Petco Park Kicks Off at 5:00 p.m., December 28th

SAN DIEGO, Calif., (December 4, 2022) –The University of Oregon (9-3) from the Pac-12 Conference and University of North Carolina (9-4) from the ACC have accepted invitations to play in the 43rd annual SDCCU Holiday Bowl. The bowl game is scheduled for Wednesday, December 28 at 5:00 p.m. PST. It will air on FOX and be the first football game ever played in downtown San Diego’s Petco Park. This is also the inaugural year of the SDCCU Holiday Bowl and 101.5 KGB Sky Show partnership; the iconic San Diego fireworks show starts once the Holiday Bowl ends.

This year marks the second time an ACC team has ever played in the SDCCU Holiday Bowl. The bowl game will match teams from the ACC and Pac-12 through at least 2025.  The Pac-12 has been represented in every Holiday Bowl since 1998. The last time a current ACC school played in San Diego was in 1992 when the Miami Hurricanes (then in the Big East) defeated San Diego State 63-17.

“We could not have asked for a more exciting matchup for the SDCCU Holiday Bowl’s at Petco Park,” said Mark Neville, CEO of the Holiday Bowl. “Fans can expect plenty of fireworks on and off the field December 28 and an experience that is second to none. With the play on the field and the 101.5 KGB Sky Show after the game it will be quite a night for San Diego sports fans.”

“We can’t wait to welcome teams, bands, cheer squads and fans from Oregon and North Carolina to San Diego later this month,” said Cherry Park, 2022 president of the Holiday Bowl. “Our volunteers, partners and staff have been working tirelessly to prepare for an incredible game and bowl week experience for all.  Buckle your seatbelts, everyone… it’s going to be a great night to finally have a bowl game back in San Diego.”

Oregon Team Quick Facts

  • This will be the 4th Holiday Bowl game for Oregon. Their last appearance was in 2008 when they defeated Oklahoma State 42-31.
  • This is their 36th bowl game appearance.  They are 15-20 all-time.
  • They have 13 PAC-12 conference championships.
  • Oregon has 230 players drafted by the NFL and 54 consensus All-Americans.
  • Oregon has won 691 games all-time.

North Carolina Team Quick Facts:

  • This is their 31st bowl game appearance.
  • North Carolina has produced 15 consensus All-Americans.
  • 247 players have been drafted by the NFL.
  • North Carolina has won 721 games All Time.

Game tickets can be purchased at For groups of 10+ and to learn about suites, hospitality, and opportunities to sit on the field, please visit Information on Bowl Week events, including the Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade presented by Kaiser Permanente, the SDCCU Holiday Bowl 5K Walk/Run, and the Snapdragon Bowl Bash can be found at

Recognizing that San Diego is a premier tourist destination, the mission of the non-profit 501(c)(3) San Diego Bowl Game Association is to generate tourism, visibility and economic impact for the San Diego region by producing the Holiday Bowl and other outstanding events and experiences for visitors and local fans of all ages. Since 1978, the association has generated $977 million in economic benefit for the region.