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The AutoNation Cure Bowl, which features a match-up of teams from the American Athletic Conference and the Sun Belt Conference, is played at Camping World Stadium in downtown Orlando, Florida. It is the third annual college bowl game at the Camping World Stadium, joining the Camping World Bowl and the Citrus Bowl. The inaugural AutoNation Cure Bowl took place on December 19, 2015, and was nationally televised on the CBS Sports Network.
On October 24, 2014, AutoNation signed on as the inaugural title sponsor of the game.
In the fall of 2007, college football in Orlando experienced a surge of support thanks to the completion of a new on-campus stadium at the University of Central Florida (UCF). The community enthusiasm inspired a group of Orlando leaders and philanthropists, many of which were UCF alums, to bring a new college bowl game to Orlando and to make it different by directly tying it to a charitable cause.
Among those initial supporters were the founding Board of Director members and Advisory Board members: Mack Mclaughlin, Alan Fidelo, Joe Mckinney, Jeff Lagos, Dave Almstead, Joe Hornstein, Megan Dowdy, Scott Rose, Alan Morrison, Mike Foristall, George Lamelza, and Executive Director, Alan Gooch.
Through years of experience working with and supporting college athletics, Florida Citrus Sports and the NCAA College Football Bowl system, this group knew that each college bowl game donated its profits to a charitable cause. However, the general public typically is unaware of which charitable causes are being supported. To separate this bowl from the rest, the founding board wanted the bowl game to be different, to allow the public to support the game as well as a significant cause. To do this it was decided the cause would be incorporated into the game title. As a result, the AutoNation Cure Bowl was born.
The inaugural Cure Bowl was played in 2015 and the game featured opponents from the Mountain West Conference and the Sun Belt Conference, due to The American not having enough teams to fill the tie-in. The game currently features opponents from The American and the Sun Belt Conference. Rather than play at Bright House Networks Stadium on the campus of UCF, it was decided to hold the game at the newly-renovated Camping World Stadium in downtown Orlando.
Wins by conference
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