ESPN cancels two bowl games in Hawaii and Bahamas due to COVID-19 vacation constraints

A college or university football bowl period that was usually likely to experience diverse has also turn into a minor smaller sized.

ESPN Occasions announced Friday that the Hawaii Bowl and Bahamas Bowl have been canceled for the 2020 season. The announcement cited latest wellbeing pandemic and travel limits as good reasons driving the final decision.

From ESPN:

“We are disappointed that we aren’t ready to stage gatherings at these leading destinations this calendar year,” explained Pete Derzis, ESPN senior vice president of faculty sporting activities programming & ESPN Activities. “We are fully commited to bringing the two online games back in 2021, and we thank our conference companions, sponsors and the regional communities for their ongoing help and comprehension.”

The Hawaii Bowl, played at Honolulu’s Aloha Bowl, has been held every calendar year all over Xmas given that 2002. The Bahamas Bowl is youthful, heading back again to 2014 in Nassau.

Journey limitations in place at Hawaii and Bahamas

The Hawaii Bowl will be back in 2021. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

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The Hawaii Bowl will be back in 2021. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

Travel in and out of the U.S. has been limited for months as the coronavirus carries on to distribute all through the place. The Bahamas do make it possible for Americans to go to, but a detrimental COVID-19 take a look at is necessary for entry, and hotel attendees have to then “vacation-in-place” for 14 times. The U.S. State Department also at this time has a “Do Not Travel” advisory for the region.

As for Hawaii, the island is set to open up for mainland tourism on Oct. 15, but will also call for a destructive COVID-19 examination or 14-day quarantine. The University of Hawaii, which plays soccer at Aloha Stadium, introduced an 8-match soccer routine on Friday that features four road video games against mainland teams.

The Hawaii Bowl and Bahamas Bowl are the only higher education football bowl game titles that ended up scheduled to be held outdoors the mainland United States, but we’ll see if pandemic restrictions or a disjointed season will bring about any extra video games to consider 2020 off.

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