Orange Bowl is an annual American
college football bowl game played at
Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens,
Florida. It has been played annually
since January 1, 1935 and celebrated
its 75th playing on January 1, 2009.
The Orange Bowl, along with the
Sugar Bowl and the Sun Bowl, are the
second-oldest bowl games in the
country, behind the Rose Bowl (first
played 1902, played annually since
1916). The Orange Bowl is a member
of the Bowl Championship Series.
Orange Bowl hosted the BCS National
Championship Game in 2001 and 2005.
However, since the 2006 season, the
BCS National Championship Game has
been a stand-alone event, hosted by
the local bowl organization one week
following the New Year's Day bowl
games (including the Orange Bowl).
In other words, under the current
BCS format, the Orange Bowl
Committee hosted two games in 2009:
the 2009 Orange Bowl on January 1
and the 2009 BCS National
Championship Game on January 8, both
at LandShark Stadium.
game is officially known as the
Discover Orange Bowl, since Discover
Financial was announced as title
sponsor on August 26, 2010 as part
of a new four year agreement. The
game had been called the FedEx
Orange Bowl from 1989 to 2010, as
FedEx sponsored the event during
that period. Starting with the
2010- season, ESPN will carry
the Orange Bowl, replacing Fox after
four seasons. ABC aired the game
from 1999 to 2006, with CBS
(1995–1998) and NBC (1964–1994)
previously carrying the game.
Life Stadium is an American football
stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, a
suburb of Miami. It is the home
stadium of the Miami Dolphins
National Football League team, and
the University of Miami Hurricanes
football team. It also hosts the
Orange Bowl, an annual college
football bowl game. It was the home
to the Florida Marlins baseball team
from 1993-. Originally named Joe
Robbie Stadium, it has also been
known as Pro Player Park, Pro Player
Stadium, Dolphin Stadium, Dolphins
Stadium, and Land Shark Stadium.