Capital One May Be Targeting Orange Bowl

Monday, Jun 9, 2014  |  Updated 10:11 PM EDT
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Capital One May Be Targeting Orange Bowl

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MIAMI GARDENS, FL: Sammy Watkins #2 of the Clemson Tigers catches a pass in the first quarter against Vonn Bell #11 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the Discover Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium on January 3, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

The Capital One Bowl in Orlando may be losing its sponsor, but the company may be trading Orlando in for Miami.

According to the Sports Business Journal, Capital One is set to end its long-time sponsorship of the bowl game in Orlando. Capital One had sponsored the battle between Big Ten and SEC teams in Orlando since 2000.

Instead, the company is going to move its sponsorship to the Orange Bowl in Miami, according to the Sports Business Journal. The change would come as Discover, the most recent sponsor of the Orange Bowl, is planning to end its sponsorship of the game at Sun Life Stadium.

All of the bowl shakeups are happening under the auspices of the new four-team playoff system set to start this year. The playoff will see two semifinal games played in the old Sugar Bowl and Orange Bowl while also having the Orange Bowl, Cotton Bowl, Peach Bowl, and Fiesta Bowl also played.

In subsequent years, the semifinals will shift to two different bowls in the following season. Next year, the semifinals will be held in the Orange Bowl and Cotton Bowl and then in two years, the semifinal will be in the Peach Bowl and Fiesta Bowl.

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