Scottsdale, AZ – August 2021 – This week Team IP had the pleasure of traveling to Scottsdale, AZ for the Bowl Season Annual Meeting and Trade Show. This meeting pulls in all 45 college bowl games along with each of the conferences and many of the national TV networks to discuss all things “Bowl Season” related.
Bowl Season is the collective coalition of the 44 bowl games played in the traditional college football postseason. Dubbed "A Celebration of College Football," Bowl Season promotes the grand tradition of the bowl system and its endearing value to student-athletes. It also highlights the broader university and college communities, including spirit squads, marching bands, athletic staff, and fans. A nonprofit, Bowl Season spotlights the distinctiveness of each of the bowl games along with their histories and traditions, embracing and honoring the bowl experience for present and future generations.
"We are thrilled to have a full slate of bowl games scheduled for next season," said Nick Carparelli, executive director of Bowl Season. "Last year dealt us many challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we have expectations that stadiums will be operating at full capacity again which will undoubtedly mean a memorable experience for student-athletes, fans, universities, and communities. College football and Bowl Season is back, and we couldn't be more excited."
This year Team IP will hold the largest market share of college bowl games by any one company by being the official souvenir merchandiser and online retail provider to 19 of the 44 post-season bowl games.
“It’s an honor to be a part of Bowl Season, and all of our bowl partnerships, which is my favorite time of the year. After last season we are excited to return to the stadiums and do what we do best. Bring on the team hotels, pre-bowl events, and GAMEDAY!” Randy Sparks Team IP CEO and Founder
Team IP 2021 College Bowl Game:
Cure Bowl – Exploria Stadium
Tax Act Camellia Bowl – Cramton Bowl
Bahamas Bowl – Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium
Myrtle Beach Bowl – Brooks Stadium
Tropical Smoothie Café Frisco Bowl – Toyota Stadium
Boca Raton Bowl – FAU Stadium
SDCCU Holiday Bowl – Petco Park
San Francisco Bowl – TBD
Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl – Raymond James Stadium
Servpro First Responders Bowl – Gerald J. Ford Stadium
Outback Bowl – Raymond James Stadium
Ticketmaster Birmingham Bowl – Legion Stadium
Taxslayer Gator Bowl – TIAA Stadium
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl – Albertsons Stadium
Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl – Amon G. Carter Stadium
Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl – Independence Stadium
Montgomery Bowl – Cramton Bowl
Lending Tree Bowl - Ladd-Peebles Stadium
Reese’s Senior Bowl – Hancock Whitney Stadium
In addition to the latest styles and trends in officially licensed bowl game merchandise, Action Face will be joining the Team IP booth this season. Action Face is the first-ever 3D action figure with a face that is customizable. It is fast and simple. Now you can create your own amazing figure from your phone in seconds.
"Action Face was honored and excited to be included in this week’s Bowl Season trade show! Thank you for allowing us to unveil our new technology with you,” Kenny Davis, CEO of Action Face stated. “What the 44 College Football Bowls just experienced is a dream of the entertainment industry and with the timing of NIL being recently approved by the NCAA the sky is the limit. Contact our partner Team IP if you would like to be one of the first to make this experience available.”
About Action Face: A storied group of senior executives from Hasbro and Activision (toys and video games) has secured a ‘Dream Team’ nationally to create the technology known as Action Face. The patent-pending iOS app utilizes the iPhone’s facial recognition technology to create an individual's ‘Action Face’, 3D print it in full color, and ship it directly to their house within 2 weeks. What Action Face is bringing to life has been a DREAM of the entertainment industry for as long as anyone can remember. It is common for big entertainment companies to spend $2000+ to create a “custom action figure” for an A-list celebrity or visiting VIP, like the CEO of Walmart, as the ultimate honorary gift. Without the benefit of Action Face, that process takes weeks and can only be given to a handful of people each year. The mission of Action Face is to bring the honor of a "custom action figure of you" to everyone who deserves one. Learn more at www.ActionFace.me/Demo
About Team IP: Recognized as the No. 1 Souvenir Merchandiser for amateur sports in the U.S., Team IP provides decorated apparel and branded promotional products for its three divisions; Events, Digital, and Corporate. Founded in 1992, the company has grown exponentially, currently servicing more than 2,200 events annually while “Serving clients for over 25 years.” Team IP is the exclusive provider of merchandise for major championship events, including 12 Disney-owned ESPN College Football Bowl games, and 6 others to include the Outback, Gator, Holiday, Independence, and Redbox Bowls and various USOPC Olympic national championships, Junior Olympics, and Olympic Trials. Team IP has the #1 market share for High School State Championships and is the exclusive provider of merchandise for NFHS members Florida (FHSAA), Georgia (GHSA), Alabama (AHSAA), Indiana (IHSAA), Kentucky (KHSAA), Massachusetts (MIAA), Rhode Island (RIIL), Texas (UIL), and Texas (TAPPS). Team IP is also a five-time recipient of the INC 500/5000 Award presented to the fastest-growing companies in the nation. For more information visit TeamIP.com + social media.