Change of Scenery: Senior Bowl moving to new venue in 2021
After nearly 70 years of the Senior Bowl being held at Ladd-Pebbles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama the Reese’s Senior Bowl will have a new home.
This week, the Senior Bowl announced that it will be switching venues for the 2021 event. While it will no longer remain at Ladd-Pebbles Stadium, it will still be within the city of Mobile. Beginning next year, the Senior Bowl will be held at Hancock Whitney Stadium, the home of South Alabama.
“The Reese’s Senior Bowl Board of Trustees voted unanimously on March 4, 2020 to agree to a multi-year deal with the University of South Alabama to play the nationally televised Reese’s Senior Bowl game and its week of practices at Hancock Whitney Stadium, a brand new 25,000-seat state-of-the-art stadium located on the campus of the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama, beginning in 2021,” said Angus R. Cooper II, chairman and president of the Senior Bowl Board of Trustees.
Ladd-Pebbles Stadium had hosted the Senior Bowl since 1951, and had also been the home of South Alabama since 2009. There is less seating available at Hancock Whitney Stadium (Ladd-Pebbles Stadium held 40,000), but it will have a modern upgrade prepared to handle the event.
Next season, the Senior Bowl is set for Jan. 30, 2021.