College football is in order at Inglewood’s SoFi Stadium on December 18, as the state-of-the-art facility will host its first annual Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl. In the evening matchup, which will kick off at 4:30 p.m., Pac-12 No. 5 team Oregon State will take on the Mountain West Conference champion Utah State. This will be the first college football game to ever be played at SoFi Stadium, which was opened in September 2020.
“We are thrilled to welcome Oregon State and Utah State to our inaugural bowl game,” said Jason Gannon, executive director of the Jimmy Kimmel Bowl. “These two teams will play the first college football game at SoFi Stadium, and we look forward to watching this competitive matchup on December 18.”
On a philanthropic note, to support Inglewood youth through social programs that emphasize the importance of personal growth and community involvement, The Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl Presented by Stifel will partner with Inglewood community organization One For All. The Jimmy Kimmel LA bowl will also work with the Boys and Girls Club LA Harbor and the Boys and Girls Club LA Metro by helping to end food insecurity in those communities.
Along with the highly anticipated December 18 college football matchup, the Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl will also host a series of events for the teams, their families, fans, and locals in the week leading up to the game, as well as year-round activities that engage the local community.