“It is truly another great day to be a Bronco,” Western Michigan athletic director Kathy Beauregard said. “We are proud to be able to represent the Mid-American Conference in the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl. The student-athletes and staff have worked incredibly hard in pursuit of this once in a lifetime experience. We are truly ecstatic to be able to showcase our Broncos, our University and our greater Kalamazoo community in a nationally televised appearance on ESPN. We take great pride in being able to provide Broncos everywhere the opportunity to watch and cheer our Broncos from wherever they may be in the world.”
For tickets, please go through the Western Michigan ticket office by visiting wmubroncos.com/tickets or by calling 269-387-8092.
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"We are pleased that Western Michigan will be completing in the 2015 Popeyes Bahamas Bowl," said Popeyes Bahamas Bowl Executive Director Richard Giannini. "Coach Fleck and his staff have done a tremendous job in preparing the Broncos all season long, and their victory over a ranked Toledo team was one of the biggest in the MAC this year. We are excited to have a strong 2015 Popeyes Bahamas Bowl with a pair of 7-5 teams in Western Michigan and Middle Tennessee, and we look forward to what will be a great bowl week in Nassau with both universities and their fans.”
History of the Bahamas Bowl
2014 – Western Kentucky 49, Central Michigan 48
About the Bahamas Bowl
This is the second year for the Bahamas Bowl. Last season MAC rival Central Michigan squared off against Western Kentucky, in a game that saw a wild finish resulting in a Hilltoppers’ 49-48 victory, following a late fourth quarter rally by the Chippewas who came from 49-14 down to have a chance to win on the final play before a two-point conversion was unsuccessful.
The game is played at Nassau’s Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium. The $30 million venue, which holds 15,000 people, was dedicated in 2012 from the People’s Republic of China. The facility has been the site for track (2013 Carifta Games and the 2014 and 2015 IAAF World Relays) and soccer (2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier – Bahamas vs. Bermuda, March 25, 2015).
The bowl features unique hospitality for the student-athletes with a welcome party at the Atlantis after the teams’ arrivals gave the student-athletes, team travel parties and VIPs a taste of both Popeyes and the Bahamas. Last year, the student-athletes from both teams attended a beach bash the next night at Atlantis and had a chance to enjoy food, fun and fellowship on the beach with spectacular views of the Caribbean and the striking Atlantis resort.