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How much does it cost to sponsor a bowl game?

Last Updated: 2nd March, 2020

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Capital One reportedly pays up to $25 million a year for title sponsorship of the Orange Bowl, while Allstate is believed to pay at least $18 million — and possibly double that — for title sponsorship of the Sugar Bowl.

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Regarding this, how much does it cost to sponsor a bowl game in 2018?

Sponsorship deals range from as low as $500,000 to as much as $20 million or more for any of the major six bowl games, including the Rose Bowl Game, reports show.

Also, do teams lose money on bowl games? There are, on average, 10 to 20 teams per season that lose money on bowl games each year. Sometimes, it's a smaller margin, such as the $25,000 Boise State lost last year in the indefinitely postponed First Responders Bowl.

Then, how much does it cost to sponsor a bowl game 2017?

The bowls haven't disclosed their asking prices, but sports marketing experts estimate that the annual cost for the top-tier games ranges from $25 million to more than $30 million. That's up from $16 million to $20 million previously.

Do players get paid for bowl games?

Bowls give a lot of positives to college football players. With 78 teams competing in a bowl game this season and up to 125 people per team eligible to receive gifts, the money does add up: Combined, the 40 bowls can provide up to $5.6 million in merchandise to thousands of players.

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