Blue Wahoos to host annual Soul Bowl showcase of youth football

Advance tickets on sale for 28th annual event, community festival

By Bill Vilona, Senior Writer / Pensacola Blue Wahoos | September 25, 2019 12:05 PM

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The 28th annual Soul Bowl, a full day showcase of area youth football and family-fun activities, will again be played at Blue Wahoos Stadium on Oct. 12 in partnership with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos and the Southern Youth Sports Association.  

The event features the SYSA Tigers and East Pensacola-Magee Field Rattlers competing in five different age division games, along with the possibility of two games against another area youth team. Gates will open on at 8 a.m. that day. The first game will begin at 9 a.m. featuring the youngest age group, followed by oldest age division in the final game.

Age divisions are 6-under, 8-under, 10-under, 12-under, 14-under. The festival of football and community spirit has been presented for the past several years by Troy Rafferty and the Levin-Papantonio Law Firm.

In addition to watching exciting football, it will also be Public Safety Day outside the bayfront stadium.

Area police, fire department and emergency personnel will be gathered in the area along Reus Street to show the public various First Responders demonstrations important in their jobs.

Tickets are now on sale with a discount for advance purchase. The general admission ticket is $7 for all ages, $9 on Oct. 12. It is a full-day, one price ticket, so buying early saves money. Children 2-under will be admitted free. Re-entry will be allowed by showing the ticket.

To purchase tickets in advance, use this link. The box office at Blue Wahoos Stadium will be open on Oct. 12 as well for tickets.

Just outside the stadium, a fun-for-the-family, tailgate experience will occur, including a row of vendors offering a variety of Soul Food and other delights. On the stadium concourse, the third base side concessions will offer food items from Fish & Hits Pub and Hook, Line & Sinker storefronts, which will include traditional fare of burgers, hot dogs, fries, chips, popcorn, sodas and other items plus some of the specialty offerings.

There will be music and a stadium announcer to help entertain fans and keep the atmosphere lively. This is the eighth year the Soul Bowl has been held at Blue Wahoos Stadium and provided another way for the community to enjoy the waterfront stadium and its amenities.

This event has annually becoming a community gathering venue to enjoy youth football, family spirit and friendships. Blue Wahoos team owner Quint Studer, along with Escambia County commissioner Lumon May, work throughout the year to help make the Soul Bowl a special experience for the kids.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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