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I-Bowl planning kickoff classic game, but needs tax to pass

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One of the new concepts being worked on by the Duck Commander Independence Bowl is the possibility of creating a kickoff classic type game to start the college football season and be played at Independence Stadium. We have seen these games grow in conjunction with other bowls and now it could happen in Shreveport as well.

 

Last year LSU played in the Cowboys Kickoff Classic in Arlington, hosted by the Cotton Bowl and this year will open at reliant stadium in Houston against Wisconsin.  The chick-fil-a bowl in Atlanta has grown to hosting two kickoff games and now the music city bowl in Nashville is also considering a kickoff game.  The duck commander independence bowl will work to get one too, contingent on that proposed hotel occupancy tax getting passed.

 

Duck Commander Independence Bowl Chairman Paul Pratt says creating a kickoff classic game is something they have discussed, but it takes revenue.  Pratt says the proposed hotel occupancy tax would be something that would give the game the ability to put together a game like that.  Pratt says Dallas and Houston have taxes that gave those cities the revenue to create those games.  The game's chairman also says if the legislation is passed, the Duck Commander Independence Bowl is looking to bring a kickoff game to Shreveport-Bossier in one year, to be played the fall of 2015.

 

When looking at other bowl games now following in the path the chick-fil-a peach Bowl really kicked in to high gear one needs to go no farther than the economic impact that game means to Atlanta to know why.  In 2013, the Chick-fil-A Bowl delivered a $35.5-million impact to the city and direct governmental tax revenue of $1.5-million. 

 

Things did not happen overnight for that game, but the people there worked directly with the city and over the course of many years has grown to the point where it not only brings all that money to Atlanta, but it has also elevated itself to being part of the new playoff semi-final game rotation.  It will be interesting to see what some of the new thinking can do for the Duck Commander Independence Bowl, what kind of cooperation it can get and ultimately what it may be like several years down the road.

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