Today is the day this year's teams, Virginia Tech and Tulsa, arrive in Shreveport for the 2015 Camping World Independence Bowl taking place this Saturday, December 26. With kickoff scheduled for 4:45pm, there's plenty of time to tailgate and prepare for the big game which will air on ESPN and on 1130 The Tiger!

If you're wondering what festivities are planned for the week, here's the scoop straight from the Independence Bowl Foundation!

  • Tulsa will arrive at TAC Air at 10:50 am on December 23rd and arrive at the Hilton at 11:30 am.
  • Virginia Tech will arrive at TAC air at 1:30 pm on December 23rd and arrive at Sam's Town at 2 pm.
  • The Big Game Show Team Welcome Party at Riverview Hall at 5:30 pm on December 23rd. $5
  • Citizens National Bank FCA Breakfast at 7:30 am at the Bossier Civic Center on December 24th. $10
  • Camping World Independence Bowl 5K at Stoner Avenue Skate Park on game day, December 26th with registration at 7 am, 8 am start. $30. Click here to register.
  • Fan Fest from noon to 4 pm on game day, December 26th on the Louisiana State Fair Grounds. FREE
  • Parade and Pep Rally 1 pm on game day, December 26th on the Louisiana State Fair Grounds Midway. FREE
  • College Colors Pub Crawl from 9 pm to 1 am on December 26th. Registration at Supper Club - 610 Commerce Street, Shreveport, LA 71101. FREE

Great tickets are still available to the Independence Bowl and tailgating spots are waiting for you for just $25! Reserve them today and we'll see you at the game!

FYI: Here are a few items that are prohibited from Independence Stadium

  • Outside food or drink
  • Ice chests/coolers
  • Video Cameras
  • Firearms
  • Mace
  • Knives
  • Pocket Tools
  • Straight Blades
  • Tazers/Stun Guns
  • Umbrellas
  • Oversized Bags (bags must fit in a 12" x 12" box)
  • Lazer Pointers/Lights

And the answer to the most important question of them all... Yes, they do sell beer at Independence Stadium!

Here's a video of last year's fun so you can get a taste of what's going to happen this week right here in Shreveport!

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