San Francisco Bowl Goes to Santa Clara

Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl to be held in Santa Clara beginning in 2014.

By Chris Roberts
|  Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012  |  Updated 5:05 PM PDT
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Nevada cornerback Isaiah Frey (28) in action during the second half of the Fight Hunger Bowl NCAA college football game in San Francisco, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011. Nevada won 20-13. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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San Francisco is losing the 49ers, and now the City without an NFL team is losing its only college football bowl game.
 
The Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl will switch from AT&T Park, where it has been held since 2002, to the new confines of the Santa Clara stadium, after it opens in 2014. CBS Sports.com's Kyle Bonagura was first to report the story, which was later confirmed by the team.

 
The game was previously known as the San Francisco Bowl, the Diamond Walnuts San Francisco Bowl, and then the Emerald Bowl. Kraft bought the rights in 2010. This year, Navy will play a Pac-12 team at AT&T Park on Dec. 29.
 
The $1.2 billion stadium is busy attempting to attract events on the 355 "or so days a year" when the 49ers, who have eight home games plus preseason, are not in the stadium.
 
The Super Bowl and World Cup are possibilities but not secured.
 
The stadium near Great America amusement park has 68,500 seats. The frame of the stadium is nearly complete. Crews will now install the escalators and steps.

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