The Orange Bowl is played each January at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida. Since 1935, the Orange Bowl has treated millions of fans to some of the most exciting bowl games in college football. The game matches up the regular season champion from the ACC Conference with a peer that is chosen as an at-large bid. The Discover Orange Bowl is sponsored by Discover, and has been sponsored in the past by FedEx. For more information on the Orange Bowl, check out the history of the Orange Bowl. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Orange Bowl tickets.
2014 Orange Bowl Preview
The 2014 Orange Bowl will be played on Friday, January 3rd at a TBD time. The game will match up the first choice team from the ACC against an at-large bid from remaining FBS Conferences. Early bowl projections on CBS Sports have Clemson taking on Oregon, although that obviously may change depending on how the season plays out. The bowl announcement show, where the pairings are released, is Sunday, December 8th – so check back here for a preview of the 2014 Orange Bowl.
In the 2013 Orange Bowl, the Florida State Seminoles defeated the Northern Illinois Huskies 31-10. Florida State came out firing early on against the Huskies behind a 60-yard touchdown run and never looked back, even when NIU brought it back within reach midway through the third quarter. Florida RB Lonnie Pryor was named MVP of the game that drew a crowd of 72,073.
Check out our Orange Bowl Preview History page for previews of previous Orange Bowl games.
Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium Address: 2269 NW 199th St, Miami Gardens, Florida, 33056
Sun Life Stadium is located in Miami Gardens, FL., about 15 miles north of Central Miami. There are four levels to the stadium and Sun Life can hold approximately 80,000 fans on game day.
Lower Prime will be sections 140-144 and are the best seats in the house. Lowest level, mid field, right behind the Dolphins bench. Sections 112-116 are right behind the visitor’s bench.
The 200 level is all club seating, with 209-219 and 237-247 running along the sidelines of the field. This section is only 10 rows deep so you’re still very close to the action.
Executive suites are right behind these sections but also considered 200 level, as well as some on the 300 level. Executive tickets come with access to a wet bar, fridge and HD TVs.
On the 300 level, they are air conditioned and come with a bar and valet parking. Upper Prime tickets are located in sections 411-417 and 439-445. These upper deck seats are positioned between each end zone line.
The 400 level has “Upper Prime” seating which are sections 439-445 and 411-417, which are the sections that run along the sidelines. The first four rows of these sections are considered Upper Prime Lodge.
Orange Bowl Event Guide
What are best attractions to see when in Miami for the Orange Bowl?
You’ve got to make a stop in South Beach if you’re vacationing in Miami. Shopping, partying, restaurants – it’s got it all. The nightlife in Miami can’t be beat in the entire country. If it’s more family friendly stuff you’re looking for, the Seaquarium and Miami Zoo are both top notch. And of course, the beach is a must.
Where are the best places to eat in Miami for the Orange Bowl?
There isn’t enough space on this page to go through all the good food in Miami, and at the same time there really isn’t anything around Sun Life Stadium. Eat seafood or try some Cuban before you make the trip to the stadium. View the Orange Bowl event guide for more information on Sun Life Stadium and your Orange Bowl experience.
What are the best games in Orange Bowl history?
Most recently, Penn State’s 26-23 win over Florida State in overtime sticks out as a great Orange Bowl. Michigan’s 35-34 overtime win over Alabama will forever live in Tuscalsoosa infamy when the Tide’s kicker missed the extra point in overtime to give the Wolverines the lead. For more great games check out our famous Orange Bowl games page and the Orange Bowl Champions page.
Who are the most famous players to play in the Orange Bowl?
The list of MVPs of the Orange Bowl is truly the cream of the crop of college and NFL players, including Joe Namath, Billy Sims, Bernie Kosar and Tommie Frazier (twice).