The Poinsettia Bowl is played each December at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, CA. Since 2005 the Poinsettia Bowl has treated millions of fans to some of the most exciting bowl games in college football. The game matches up a selection from the Mountain West Conference with Army in 2013. The SDCCU Poinsettia Bowl is sponsored by SDCCU, and has been since its inception in 2005. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for SDCCU Poinsettia Bowl tickets.
2013 Poinsettia Bowl Preview
The 2013 Poinsettia Bowl will be played on Thursday, December 26 at 6:30 PM. The game will be between a school from the Mountain West Conference and Army. Early bowl projections on CBS Sports have Boise State taking on Army, 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 2013 Poinsettia Bowl.
In the 2012 Poinsettia Bowl, the BYU Cougars defeated the San Diego State Aztecs 23-6. SDSU came out with the lead early on and led 6-3 at the half, but BYU scored 20 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to win the game. Cody Hoffman was the offensive MVP while Kyle Van Noy took the defensive honors, both BYU players. Attendance was 35,442.
Check out our Poinsettia Bowl Preview History page for previews of previous Poinsettia Bowl games.
Poinsettia Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium Address: 9449 Friars Rd, San Diego, California, 92108
The Poinsettia Bowl is held at Qualcomm Stadium, home of the San Diego Chargers, San Diego State Aztecs, the Holiday Bowl and the Poinsettia Bowl.
Sections 32 to 41 are right behind the home team bench and provide a great view of the action and your favorite players up close. Sections 35-37 are at about midfield, and each section on this level along the sidelines has 22-24 rows.
Right behind the field level, these sections are still very close to the action and give you a great sight level of the entire field.
The third level of Qualcomm, these tickets get you special access to areas and bars in the stadium that you wouldn’t normally get to be in.
Only a few rows deep, these sections are usually protected by the sun from the overhang of the upper deck if you’re looking to be in the shade.
Sitting in these sections is the most cost efficient way to get into the Poinsettia Bowl while still offering a great view of the entire field.
Poinsettia Bowl Event Guide
What are best attractions to see when in San Diego for the Poinsettia Bowl?
The USS Midway Museum, which was the first real naval carrier that served the United State, is always a tourist favorite. If you like to play golf, Torrey Pines is close by and is one of the most famous courses in the country. Check out La Jolla Shores, Point Loma and the Cabrillo National Monument as well.
Where are the best places to eat in San Diego when in town for the Poinsettia Bowl?
The Blind Lady Ale House is in Normal Heights near Qualcomm and has some great pizza and salads to go alone with an amazing selection of beer. Farm House Café is near the stadium as well, and serves up some fantastic French food and a top class brunch.
What are the best games in Poinsettia Bowl history?
The #15 TCU Horned Frogs staged a come from behind win in 2011, scoring 14 points in the fourth quart to win 31-24. The last TD of that game was a clutch 42-yard touchdown pass from Casey Pachall. TCU also won a squeaker against Boise State 17-16 in 2008, kicking a game-winning 33-yard field goal in the fourth.
Who are the most famous players to play in the Poinsettia Bowl?
The history of this bowl isn’t too deep, but TCU QB Andy Dalton won game MVP honors in 2008 and is now the starting QB for the Cincinnati Bengals. Vincent Brown won the award in 2010 and now stars for the Chargers in the same stadium.