The Fenway Bowl will not be played this season, the second bowl with ACC tie-ins to be canceled this week.
The bowl game, which was to be played for the first time this December at Fenway Park, the home of the Boston Red Sox, will not be played, according to a report by Brett McMurphy of Stadium. The game was supposed to feature a team from the ACC facing a team from the American Athletic Conference.
The news comes one day after the Holiday Bowl announced its cancellation for the 2020 season. The Fenway Bowl and Holiday Bowl were supposed to be the most significant additions to the 2020-21 ACC bowl lineup.
In addition to a likely College Football Playoff bid, the conference still has eight automatic tie-ins that are scheduled to be played: the Orange Bowl in Miami, the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, the Camping World Bowl in Orlando, the Duke’s Mayo Bowl in Charlotte, the Pinstripe Bowl in New York, the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas, the Military Bowl in Annapolis, Md. and the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La.
There are also possibilities for the league to place teams in the Gasparilla Bowl in Tampa, Fla., the Birmingham (Ala.) Bowl and the First Responders Bowl in Dallas.
Every NCAA team has been granted bowl eligibility this season. It’s not clear what criteria, the ACC will use to fill its bowl tie-ins. Eight ACC teams have winning records entering Week 7, with 3-3 Pitt and 2-2 Wake Forest sitting at .500.