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44th Walk-On’s Independence Bowl Set for Thursday, December 26

The 11th-oldest college football bowl game is set for the 44th playing of the game, as the 2019 Walk-On’s Independence Bowl is scheduled for Thursday, December 26 at 3:00 p.m. CT.

The game will once again be televised on ESPN, and 2019 marks the 28th-consecutive year of the Independence Bowl being televised on an ESPN network. ESPN first televised the 1992 Independence Bowl, a game that featured a matchup of the Oregon Ducks and Wake Forest Demon Deacons.

The 44th-edition of Shreveport-Bossier City’s postseason college football classic pits a primary matchup of teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and Southeastern Conference (SEC). The game also employs secondary agreements with the American Athletic Conference (AAC) and Conference USA (C-USA). Game time for the 2019 Walk-On’s Independence Bowl will be at a later time than the 2017 and 2018 editions of the game, which featured 12:30 p.m. CT kickoffs.

Tickets for the 2019 Walk-On’s Independence Bowl will go on sale at a later date that is yet to be announced. Individual tickets start at $30 for end zone seats and $45 for sideline bench seats, while discounted group ticket packages are also available. For more information and to purchase tickets, fans can call the Walk-On’s Independence Bowl office at (318) 221-0712 or toll free at (888) 414-BOWL, and tickets will also go on sale online at at a late date.


The Independence Bowl Foundation is once again hosting the Youth Football Clinic, marking the 9th year of the event. The clinic is set for Saturday, June 8 from 8-11:30 a.m. at Independence Stadium, and it is free and open for youth from ages five through incoming eighth graders. Participants will receive instruction from regional college coaches, as well as a free t-shirt and lunch. To register, visit


The Walk-On’s Independence Bowl, the 11th-oldest bowl game, will play its 44th-edition on Thursday, December 26, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. CT at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Louisiana. The Duke Blue Devils won their first Independence Bowl in 2018, defeating the Temple Owls 56-27. The Walk-On’s Independence Bowl enjoys primary conference agreements with the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and Southeastern Conference (SEC), as well as backup agreements with the American Athletic Conference (AAC) and Conference USA (C-USA). The Walk-On’s Independence Bowl and Independence Bowl Foundation are prevalent in the Shreveport-Bossier City area throughout the year, hosting events to help enhance the economic impact and growth of our community. For more information, visit or follow the bowl on FacebookTwitter and Instagram at @IndyBowl.

Independence Bowl Foundation

P.O Box 1723, Shreveport LA 71166  |  401 Market Street, Shreveport, LA 71101  |  318.221.0712

2020 Independence Bowl