Fenway Park reportedly will begin hosting a bowl game in 2020

Boston, Ma, Nov. 17,2018-Stan Grossfeld/ Globe Staff—Fans cheer as Harvard scores a second quarter touchdown to lead Yale at Fenway Park
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Fenway Park hosted the Harvard-Yale game last fall.

The home of the Red Sox will begin a new tradition in 2020.

According to Brett McMurphy of Stadium, Fenway Park will host a new bowl game starting in 2020. It will pit teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference and the American Athletic Conference against each other.

“This is a good thing if you like college football,” said McMurphy. “Certainly it’s a good for the American. They get a bowl game against a power five opponent.”


Los Angeles and Myrtle Beach, S.C., are also getting new bowl games, according to McMurphy.

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Yankee Stadium already hosts a bowl game — the Pinstripe Bowl, which has existed since 2010 (and also involves an ACC team).

Boston College is a member of the ACC, as are traditional powers such as Clemson, Florida State, Miami, and Virginia Tech.

The AAC is a two-division conference with a total of 12 teams, including Connecticut.

Seven AAC teams played in bowl games last season, including Central Florida in the Fiesta Bowl.

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