San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
What: Sister Cities International Bowl
Where: Central High School - Tuscaloosa, Alabama
When: 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 14, 2014
Cost: $5 per pre-sale ticket, children 8 & under free
Cost at gate: $10 per ticket, children 8 & under free
No refunds available. Please bring ticket(s) with you for admission in to the game. Without the ticket, admission will be charged at the gate. Parking will be free. Questions? Contact the Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports Commission at 205.391.9200 or the Tuscaloosa Sister Cities Commission at 205.343.0100.
The Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports Commission (TTSC) will collaborate with Sister Cities International to host the inaugural Sister Cities International Bowl between the Obic Seagulls from Narashino, Japan, and the Amateur to Professional Developmental Football League (APDFL) Blazers. This exhibition game will be held on Thursday, August 14th at 7:00 p.m. at the Central High School Football Stadium in Tuscaloosa, AL.
The Obic Seagulls team was founded in 1983 in Narashino, Japan and is one of Japan’s top amateur football clubs. The Seagulls boast an impressive record, being 8-time X League Champions and 7-time National Champions, with 4 of their national titles being won consecutively from 2010-2013. In 26 seasons of playing, the Seagulls have won 144 of their 180 games played and hold the record for the most titles won by any team in the Japanese amateur football arena. Head Coach Makoto Ohashi will be bringing his championship team to Tuscaloosa in their first trip to the United States in an effort to promote increased sports diplomacy.
The Seagulls’ opponent, the APDFL Blazers, is an American all-star team comprised of amateur players from the southeast region. These two teams are coming together through the partnership between Tuscaloosa and Sister Cities International, a connection established in 1986 to promote person-to-person relationships and citizen diplomacy. The Sister Cities International organization strives “to promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation – one individual, one community at a time.”
When & Where
Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports
The mission of the Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports Commission (TTSC) is to create value for our community stakeholders through various ways. It is also the organizations responsibility to position Tuscaloosa as a premier destination for those living outside of the Tuscaloos area. TTSC helps to facilitate events that bring visitors to our City such as Reunions, Meetings, Conferences, Festivals and Sporting events and is also a resource for all things Tuscaloosa!
For more information on the Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports Commission, or to request a Visitor's Guide, go to www.visittuscaloosa.com.
To speak to someone, please call 205.391.9200.