Quick Lane Bowl announces cancellation of 2020 edition
Another bowl game has fallen Friday morning as it was announced that the Quick Lane Bowl is canceled.
The Quick Lane Bowl, previously named the Little Caesars Bowl and then the Motor City Bowl, has been played at the Silverdome, and then Ford Field since 1997. The current name was taken in 2014.
Typically the game pits a Big Ten team against a Mid-American Conference squad, but last year featured Pittsburgh – out of the Atlantic Coast Conference, and Eastern Michigan. Pitt defeated the Eagles 34-30.
The Quick Lane becomes the fifth in a line of bowl games that have been canceled for this bowl season. The 2020 Holiday Bowl announced they would not play earlier this week, joining the RedBox Bowl, Hawaii Bowl, and Bahamas Bowl.
Alternatively, there are reports that the 2020 New Mexico Bowl may be relocated to Texas, due to the COVID-19 restrictions that are now in place in New Mexico. Also on Friday, ESPN unveiled the complete Bowl Season schedule, though it is still possible some of those games wind up getting canceled.
In Friday’s announcement, it was indicated that the Quick Lane Bowl anticipates being back up and running for 2021, so hopefully this is a one-year hiatus.
The Quick Lane Bowl, owned and operated by the Detroit Lions and played at Ford Field in Detroit, is off for 2020. pic.twitter.com/gtS1aso3m3
— Aaron McMann (@AaronMcMann) October 30, 2020