It’s official: The Flames are going bowling.
Liberty football takes on Toledo in the 2022 RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl in Boca Raton, FL, on Dec. 20.
Here’s everything Liberty fans need to know about watching and attending the game.
How to watch, stream and listen to the 2022 Boca Raton Bowl
- When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20
- Where: Florida Atlantic University Stadium in Boca Raton
- Opponent: Toledo (8-5) of the Mid-American Conference
- TV: ESPN
Fans can also stream using the Watch ESPN app. The Liberty Flames Sports Network (The Journey 88.3 FM) also has fans covered with online radio coverage.
Liberty vs. Toledo: Odds for the Boca Raton Bowl
Fans may need a side trip to West Virginia, Tennessee, Maryland or Washington, DC to bet on the Flames. Under current rules, sportsbooks in Virginia can’t take bets on in-state teams. Betting isn’t an option in Florida, so be sure to get your non-Liberty college bowl game bets in before the trip to Boca Raton.
With that in mind, sportsbooks list the Flames at in the bowl game. Toledo is . Those odds could change, depending on injuries, transfers and opt-outs.
What to know about Liberty
Liberty got off to a red-hot start in 2022, winning eight of its first nine games. Its lone loss during that stretch came in a one-point defeat on the road to Wake Forest. They even made a cameo appearance in the AP top 25.
Since then, it hasn’t been smooth sailing. The Flames dropped their final three games of the year to UConn, Virginia Tech and New Mexico State. Two of those games came down to the wire; Liberty lost by three to UConn and by one to Virginia Tech.
Toledo (8-5) shared the MAC West Division title with Eastern Michigan. They added the MAC Championship on Saturday with a 17-7 win over the East Division’s champion, Ohio.
Hugh Freeze won’t coach Liberty in its bowl game
The former Flames coach recently accepted an offer from Auburn to be its new head coach. Upon his departure, Liberty named co-defensive coordinator and linebacker coach Josh Aldridge as its interim head coach. Aldridge will be the coach for the Boca Roton Bowl.
“Really impressed with Josh,” Liberty Director of Athletics Ian McCaw said. “I think he’s going to serve us extremely well during this interim period and through the bowl game.”
Aldridge will still coach the bowl game, despite Liberty officially hiring its new head coach in Jamey Chadwell. Chadwell inked a seven-year deal with the Flames after five seasons with Coastal Carolina. The new Liberty coach posted a 39-22 record at his former school.
How to get tickets to the Boca Raton Bowl
Liberty University encourages fans to purchase tickets through the team’s Bowl Game Central Page. Premier Club seats are $375 and include outdoor seating, food buffet, drinks, and more. The university prices sideline reserved seats at $57 and student tickets at $15.
Seating locations and seat types will be allocated based on:
- 2022 Flames Club Membership level and loyalty points,
- then 2022 football season ticket holders by order date and time and finally
- to the general public by order date and time.
Buying tickets through the university tells bowl committees that Liberty travels well.
For those interested in purchasing tickets to watch Liberty’s bowl game right away, the Boca Raton Bowl’s website has a direct link to Ticketmaster. Through Ticketmaster, fans can purchase a single ticket for as low as $25 as of Monday morning. Those looking for a pair of tickets can find each as low as $32.
Liberty football fan activities for the Boca Raton Bowl
There’s plenty of options to help cheer on the Flames if you’re heading to Florida for the bowl game.
According to the Boca Raton Bowl’s website, there will be a joint pep rally at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19 at the Mizner Park Amphitheater. The next day, just a few hours before the bowl game kickoff, there will also be a Fan Fest at 3 p.m. The Fan Fest will take place in the South Lawn of FAU Stadium.
Boca Raton Bowl parking information
Parking at FAU Stadium for the Boca Raton Bowl open at 7 a.m. on the day of the game. General lot parking runs $20 for basic vehicles.
FAU Stadium also offers RV parking as well, for those looking to get the most of their tailgating experience. The RV Park opens a few days before kickoff on Dec. 16 at noon ET. According to the Boca Raton Bowl’s website, RVs must enter through Spanish River Blvd. and park in Lot 5. RV parking is $100.
Additionally, the bowl game offers handicapped parking. That’s located directly west of FAU Stadium and costs $20.
Regardless of what lot you plan to park in, the Boca Raton Bowl website lists directions to each one.
Booking hotels for the game
If you’re looking for a one-stop shop for hotels, the Boca Raton Bowl’s website has you covered. There are six hotels tabbed as “fan headquarters” listed online:
- Embassy Suites PGA Boulevard – Palm Beach Gardens
- Embassy Suites Boca Raton
- Palm Beach Gardens Marriott
- Hilton West Palm Beach
- Canopy by Hilton West Palm Beach Downtown
- Waterstone Resort & Marina.