The Cincinnati Sports Commission is reportedly exploring the approval of a brand new bowl game at TQL Stadium, which could debut as early as next December according to multiple sources.
Even though it’s not a done deal yet, the Cincinnati Chili Bowl would theoretically be played every postseason between two FBS programs with conference affiliations to be determined.
Pending official approval, the Cincinnati-based bowl game would become just the second major bowl in the Midwest alongside the annual Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field in Detroit.
There are 42 bowl games this season and the possibility of adding more in the coming years sounds likely. The Cincinnati Chili Bowl is expected to air exclusively on the CW Network.
Cincinnati Football: Sports Commission is reportedly exploring Cincinnati Chili Bowl
In addition to potentially becoming the first bowl game in Cincinnati history, the event would be a great opportunity to highlight the Queen City and bring in fans from around the country.
There have been two Ohio-based bowl games but both were played just once as Cleveland hosted the Great Lakes Bowl in 1947, followed by the Aviation Bowl taking place in Dayton in 1961.
Several cities across the world are currently in the process of adding a bowl game in the near future as well including Austin, Chicago, Dubai, Melbourne, St. Louis, Toronto and others.
It’s still early in the process so the board will have to await approval and secure sponsors to move forward. Make sure to stay tuned as we follow the latest rumors regarding the Chili Bowl.