Eastern Michigan University

Alumni events at the 2018 Camellia Bowl

Your Eastern Michigan football team will be facing Georgia Southern University in the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl on Dec. 15, and we want you to join us in Montgomery, Ala., for a series of great events to celebrate EMU alumni pride! Attending the game will be just one opportunity for alumni to join us and celebrate EMU football's awesome season.

[ Game tickets can be purchased here. ]

The fun begins on Friday, Dec. 14, with an EMU Pep Rally and is highlighted by the Alumni and Friends Tailgate Tent which opens up at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday and leads right up to game time. Cost for the Tailgate Tent is $25 and fans are encouraged to register in advance.  Reserve your tailgate tickets here.

Friday, December 14

4-6 p.m. // Pep Rally and Hospitality at Union Station Train Shed (across the street from Renaissance Hotel front entrance)


5-5:30 p.m. // EMU Pep Rally at Union Station Train Shed


6-8 p.m. // EMU Alumni & Fans Social at The Exchange Bar (inside Renaissance Hotel) 201 Tallapoosa St, Montgomery, AL 36104


6:15 p.m. // Montgomery Christmas Parade (route travels from the State Capitol to Dexter Ave.)


9 p.m. // Afterglow at AlleyBAR (across the street from The Exchange Bar), 166 Commerce St, Montgomery, AL 36104



Saturday, December 15

12:30-4:30 p.m. // Guardian Credit Union Fan Fest located at Paterson Field, 1215 Madison Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104


12:30-4:30 p.m // EMU Alumni and Friends Tailgate Tent (located at Fan Fest). Cost to attend the tailgate is $25 per person, register in advance here. Cash will also be accepted at the door. Tailgate includes food, soft drinks, beer/wine open bar.


1:30 p.m. // EMU Pep Rally at Fan Fest


2:30 p.m. // Gates Open at Cramton Bowl, 1022 Madison Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama 36107


4:30 p.m. // Kickoff vs. Georgia Southern!


Other information:
  • Fans will be able to watch the Camellia Bowl on ESPN starting at 5:30 p.m., Dec. 15, and listen locally on 89.1 WEMU, or online at wemu.org.
  • Can't make it to Montgomery for the game? Eastern will also be utilizing a Tickets for Troops program that will allow fans to purchase tickets and then donate them to men and women serving in the United State Armed Forces.
  • Full details on the 2018 Camellia Bowl can be found here
2018-19 MAC Bowl Game schedule
  • Eastern Michigan vs. Georgia Southern (Sun Belt), Raycom Media Camellia Bowl, Dec. 15, 5:30 pm ET (ESPN)
  • Northern Illinois vs. UAB (C-USA), Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl, Dec. 18, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN)
  • Ohio vs. San Diego State (Mountain West), DXL Frisco Bowl, Dec. 19, 8 p.m. ET (ESPN)
  • Toledo vs. Florida International (C-USA), Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl, Dec. 21, 12:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)
  • Western Michigan vs. BYU (Independent), Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Dec. 21, 4 p.m. ET (ESPN)
  • Buffalo vs. Troy (Sun Belt), Dollar General Bowl, Dec. 22, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN)