San Diego Bowl Game Association
For 38 years, the Holiday Bowl has played a significant economic role in the success of San Diego’s tourism industry. With the addition of the Poinsettia Bowl in 2005 and its pre-Christmas playing date, the non-profit San Diego Bowl Game Association fills hotel rooms and provides patrons for restaurants and shops during two of San Diego’s slowest tourism weeks of the year. Since its inception in 1978, the San Diego Bowl Game Association has created an impact of more than $750 million for the region.
San Diego Bowl Games in Numbers
350,000 – number of San Diego hotel room nights generated since the recession of 2008
$750 million – generated in economic benefit for the San Diego region since the Holiday Bowl’s inception in 1978
242 – number of Holiday Bowl and Poinsettia Bowl alums who are currently on NFL rosters
23 – number of Holiday Bowl games not decided until the final two minutes
19 – number of Holiday Bowl games decided by 7 points or less
2 – number of Heisman Trophy winners who have played in the Holiday Bowl
11 – number of times BYU has played in the Holiday Bowl
34 – number of members in the SDBGA Hall of Fame
65,416 – largest attendance in Holiday Bowl history
The mission of the non-profit San Diego Bowl Game Association is to generate tourism, exposure, economic benefit and civic pride for San Diego and its citizens by presenting the nation’s most exciting and entertaining bowl games and festivals of events. The San Diego Bowl Game Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization which produces the Holiday Bowl and the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl.
Board of Directors
The San Diego Bowl Game Association is comprised of civic-minded business leaders and professionals. At the helm of this year’s bowl efforts is 2016 President Ted Tollner.
There are over 100 volunteers within the San Diego Bowl Game Association family. These dedicated individuals, known around San Diego as “The RedCoats” are integral to the success of San Diego’s two bowl games and year-around Festival of Events.
The San Diego Bowl Game Association RedShirt Committee is a group of young professionals, ages 21-35, who play a significant role in the production of San Diego’s largest annual festival of events.