The seventh-oldest collegiate bowl game in the country, the Camping World Stadium began as the Tangerine Bowl in 1947. The initial game sponsors, members of Elks Lodge #1079 of Orlando, each put up $100 to fund initial expenses.
Since 1993 the bowl has hosted top teams from the Big Ten and Southeastern conferences.
In the new “College Football Playoff” era of college football’s postseason, the Camping World Stadium will continue to host the top Big Ten and SEC teams from outside the CFP series of bowls (including Rose, Sugar, Fiesta, Orange, Cotton and Peach).
In years where a Big Ten team is assigned to play in a non-semifinal Orange Bowl, the Camping World Stadium will host the top non-CFP selection from the Atlantic Coast Conference against the top non-CFP selection from the SEC.