Gateway All American Bowl Presented by ESSO/Global
at US Bank Stadium December 22nd 2018
This years game will be sponsored in part by Gateway and played at the outstanding work of art, US Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings and SUPER BOWL LII.
College and Free Agent players from all over the United States and Canada will play in Gateway All American Bowl XXIV Esso/Global All Star Football Game, December 22nd, 2018 at 12:05pm.
One Hundred of the North America's top college and free agents football players have been selected to showcase their skills.
Here just a few scheduled to compete: Canaan Gebele QB Dennison University(7) Gagliardi Trophy Semifinalist, Gebele has over 7000 yard passing with 57 passing touchdowns and over 2000 yards rushing over 4 years! Pat Harbin Jr LB (50); Derri:ck Tate, DE (11) Bowie State,1st Team All-CIAA , HBCU 1st All American; Jake Karlicek OL (60) Beloit College 3x All-Conference; Steven Bowers Pure State DL (1); Rob Wolfington Baldwin Wallace University WR (84); Benji Galbraith Delta State University TE (81); Jamal Jackson DB U of West Florida (24)
Jaime Glenn JR OL (56), Jake Hudson QB Baldwin Wallace (10) school single season passing-record with a career-best 2,640 yards , Anthony Louthan Pacific Lutheran (82), Cody Leonard LB (22) Quincy U, Lorenzo Hood DL (99) Cental Florida -Winnipeg Blue Bombers, More to Come.
* Viking Skolt (that's Skolt in the Skol Vikings Promo Photo Above) and Lady Kira will be on hand Defending the North at the Banquet and cheering on the players at the game!
* Player Sign In at Crown Plaza Aire Hotel, Saturday, December 20th starting at 3pm. Make Reservations Click Here
* All Star Banquet December 17th at Crown Plaza Aire with guest Speaker former Minnesota Viking JT Turner. Plus the presentation of the All American Bowl Awards. Click Read More for Family and Friends reservations information.
* Team Meetings, Practice and Combine at Augsburg Indoor Dome. December 20th, 21st. (see itinerary for details)
* Game Day Player Photos, Players Announcements, Kick-off at US Bank Stadium (Home of 2018 Super Bowl and the Minnesota Vikings), Tickets at the Eco Lab Entrance on the north side walking distance to the Light Rail Line. Family and Friends can Ride Lightrail in front of the Crown Plaza Aire Hotel to the Mall of America and/or US Bank Stadium.
Click Read More for FAQ, Itinerary, player photos and Complete event information
WHEN IS IT?
Saturday December 22, 2018, 12:05 PM
Gateway/ESSO/Global All American College All Star Game - Stars vs Stripes
WHERE IS THE GAME?
US Bank Stadium, Home of the Minnesota Vikings, and SUPER BOWL LII Minneapolis, MN
PURPOSE OF THE ALL AMERICAN BOWL
Provide quality football and educational opportunities for the players.
WHO CAN PLAY?
2018 College Seniors and Free Agents Register Here
HOW DOES ONE GET SELECTED?
The players have been recommended by their coaches and selected by the All American Bowl Selection Committee and the Football Scouting Bureau. These select players are being recognized for their outstanding Division I/II/III and Free Agent careers.
HOW LONG WILL I BE IN MINNESOTA?
3 Days 2 Nights, December 20, 21, 22 2018
CAN I STAY LONGER?
Yes, (see below)
HOW CAN I GET TICKETS?
General Admission: $20.00 Game
Game tickets can be purchased at Eco Lab Entrance on Game day! $20 Adults, Students $15, 12 to 6 $5, 5 and under Free.
on the north side walking distance to the Light Rail Line. Family and Friends can Ride Lightrail in front of the Crown Plaza Aire Hotel to the Mall of America and/or US Bank Stadium for the Game.
Friday 21th at 7:00PM
Friends and Family Banquet Tickets Call 575-322-2695
2018 Practice Itinerary
Thursday - December 20th 2018
Crown Plaza Hotel Check-in, Sign-in and Jersey Pick-up for all Players and Coaches
7:00pm Team Meetings
Friday - December 21 2018
9:00am Combine and Practice: Game Jersey, Helmet and Shoulder pads for practice.
7:00pm Team Dinner at Crown Plaza Air Hotel Meet and Greet
Saturday Game Day Game - US Bank Stadium December 22nd 2018 12:05PM
Game: Gateway All American College All Star Game Presented by Esso/Global
9am Team Meetings
11:00 AM Walk-Thru at Stadium
Team and Individual Pictures, Announcement of Player, National Anthem
12:05 PM College All American Bowl Kick-Off
Halftime and Post Game Entertainment?
Kicking and Punting Competition, Post Game Awards
*Schedule Subject to Change without Notice!
Player can take the Light Rail from the Stadium to MSP Airport after the game.
WILL IT BE BROADCAST?
If Broadcast is available, there will be a link on this website if not Highlights of the game will be posted and Video after the game. The media is invited to attend all practice sessions and social events. Media credentials can be obtained by contacting the All American Bowl at 575-322-2695 and leaving a message with your name, affiliation and phone number. Mall of America Website
NFL, Canadian, European, UFL, Arena, NRFL, Scouting Bureaus, Minor League, and Professional Scouts are invited. However we cannot guarantee scout attendance. See Notable Alumni
WILL THERE BE AWARDS GIVEN?
Post Game: MVP for both teams
Offense and Defense Lineman Awards - In honor of Mick Tingelhoff and Jim Marshall (Former Minnesota Vikings),
Plus: Offense and Defense Awards and MVP Awards
All American Bowl Awards (Presented at the Banquet)
IS THERE A HOST HOTEL?
Yes Crown Plaza Air Bloomington is one of the area’s finest hotels, and will be the official hotel of the All American Bowl. Call 575-322-2695 for reservations Family and Friends Discount link $83.00 per night Code AAB (look at Group Code are to see AAB when you are putting in you stay dates.
Discount Hotel Rate. Click Here
The hotel is right on the Light Rail Line which goes to US Bank Stadium, Mall of America and the Airport for as low as $1.75.
HOW ARE PLAYERS HOUSED?
Players are housed 2 per room
CAN A PLAYER STAY WITH A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER?
Yes, to do this a Friend or Family Member must contact the Crown Plaza Air and make reservations for a separate room (you are able to use the Family & Friends discount). Crown Plaza Air Bloomington is one of the area’s finest hotels, and will be the official hotel of the All American Bowl. Call 575-322-2695 for reservations Family and Friends Discount link $89.00 per night Code AMB (look at Group Code are to see AMB when you are putting in you stay dates. Discount Hotel Rate. Click Here
IS THERE A COST FOR PLAYERS?
No, they obtain sponsors to cover the cost. There is a cost to run the event so we will provide players with the materials needed to secure a sponsorship. The event sponsorship fee is $499 plus your transportation cost to and from your home to the event. No Sponsorship fee refunds will be made if canceled within 30 days of the event. Due to limited of positions we ask that you provide a commitment deposit fee of $200 in order to hold your roster spot this is refundable with your completed sponsor fee of $499 or you can just do the balance of which is $299. There are hundreds of players that want to participate in this event. Commitment Deposit Fee Due now. Deadline December 7th, 2018
Full Fee Due Nov 29th Sponsor Forms click here Sponsor Fee Click Here
The Players full sponsorship will cover: Send a Sponsor a Form Here (pdf)
Hotel: (3 days-2 nights stay)
Pro Scouting Event (Combine)
2 Meals and Banquet (Meet and Greet)
DOES THE SPONSORSHIP COVER TRAVEL?
NO, but a player can get more than the required amount in additional sponsorship to cover travel. Call 575-322-2695 for more information on how to cover your airfare!
Note: All Players are responsible for travel to Minneapolis for the All American Bowl, including all practices and to the game. Parent, friends, fans and coaches are welcome at all practices, combine and it is OK and encouraged for players to ride along. Note: If you have special needs please contact us 575-322-2695 ear
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We Support our Troops!
National Anthem to be sung by
A few of the outstanding coaches include: Tom Hawkins IAFL; Chad Baldwin former Arena Coach and Player Personnel Director Green Bay Blizzard; Rickie Foggie CFL/AFL Player, AFL Coach; Tony Mangini Canadian ProLook Football; Chris Husby Special Teams Acadamy, JT Turner former MN Viking; Scott Hamilton IFL, Shawn Anderson, Todd Western, Trevor Rolfes, John Daiker, Ken McCuen, Rico Cherico....
Viking Skolt will be with us Defending the North!
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