The Panthers are bowl-bound for the third time in FIU football history! Our team is ready to face the Temple Owls at the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl on Thursday, Dec. 21, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Now it’s time for Panther fans to make plans to cheer them on! For the best fan experience, we – in partnership with Panorama Travel – have created a series of bowl travel packages. Join your fellow fans for a great time with friends and family.
^ Bus departures will be available from both MMC and BBC.
* NOTE: These packages are priced based on an upper 300-level ticket ($40), but tickets can be upgraded at checkout.
Additional VIP packages are available and can be customized to traveler needs by calling Panorama Travel at 888-227-9901.
REGISTRATION FOR ALL PACKAGES WILL CLOSE
AT 11:59 P.M. ON SUNDAY, DEC. 17.
PANTHERS PLANNING THEIR OWN
TRIP TO THE BOWL GAME
For those not purchasing one of the above packages, the best way to support our FIU is by purchasing your bowl tickets directly from the FIU site. Organize a group of friends and family for an even better experience and sit among like-minded Panthers in our reserved sections.
The official team hotel is the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club located at 501 5th Avenue NE, St. Petersburg, FL, 33701. For reservations, you may call (727) 894-1000 or click here. For additional featured hotels, click here.
Please wear your BLUE FIU gear for this nationally televised game and all official activities. Official bowl game shirts are already on pre-sale online and at our campus Barnes & Noble stores.
Please note that Tropicana Field’s security regulations limits the size of bags allowed at the stadium (16 inches long, 16 inches tall, and 8 inches wide). The bag does not need to be clear.
EMPLOYEES ATTENDING THE GAME
The day of the bowl game, Thursday, Dec. 21, is a regular work day at FIU. Faculty and staff who wish to attend the game, please consult with your supervisor about annual leave. The university is closed on Friday, Dec. 22. Please look for a separate communication from Human Resources for additional details.
Let’s show the team our appreciation for a fantastic season and cheer them on to victory!