Football Fans Blitz Clearwater Beach for Bowl Bash

Sunday's Outback Bowl Beach Day features players, cheerleaders from SEC, Big Ten

Thursday, December 27, 2012

St. Pete/Clearwater, FL (December 27, 2012) - Before the South Carolina Gamecocks and Michigan Wolverines square off in the Outback Bowl on Tuesday, they'll do battle on the beach Sunday afternoon.

Players, coaches, cheerleaders, bands and fans of the two college football powerhouses will head to Clearwater Beach for "Beach Day," the bowl game's annual celebration held on the powdery-white sand near Pier 60.

The festivities take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will feature a variety of activities and challenges---including a tug-of-war contest.

Fans of both teams can soak up the area's award-winning coastline as they enjoy performances by the cheerleaders and marching bands, sand sculptures, a skydiving demonstration, live music and more.

After the fun, stick around for Sunsets at Pier 60---Clearwater Beach's free nightly festival that includes live entertainment, street performers and artisans peddling their wares.

Celebrating its 27th year, the Outback Bowl takes place on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 in Tampa's Raymond James Stadium.

Kickoff will be at 1 p.m. with all the action broadcast live on ESPN. A select number of tickets are still available.

For Beach Day parking information, click here.

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