BBVA Compass Bowl

January 4, 2013



BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — BBVA Compass Bowl has partnered with Dreamland Bar-B-Que to add five Dreamland kiosks to the concession stands at Legion Field for the BBVA Compass Bowl on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. The stadium menu includes barbecue nachos, barbecue pork sandwiches and barbecue chicken sandwiches.

“We appreciate the cooperative effort to make Dreamland Bar-B-Que available to Pittsburgh and Ole Miss fans at the 2013 BBVA Compass Bowl,” said Mark Meadows, BBVA Compass Bowl executive director. “Visitors to our state will now have an opportunity to discover why Dreamland Bar-B-Que is so popular with fans of football and barbecue everywhere.”

Ole Miss and Pittsburgh fans will also get to sample Dreamland’s homemade banana pudding on Friday, Jan. 4, during the BBVA Compass Street Fest and Pep Rally at historic Five Points South. From 2-8 p.m., Dreamland will distribute free banana pudding vouchers redeemable at its Southside location. A complimentary shuttle service will take fans from the Street Fest to Dreamland Bar-B-Que and back.

At 4:30 p.m., during the Street Fest, five finalists will compete in the Dreamland Ultimate Fan Rib Eating Contest. Prequalified contestants will compete against each other and the clock. The object is to eat six Dreamland ribs in the least amount of time. The contestant who cleans six rib bones of all attached meat first will win the Dreamland Ultimate Fan Package.

“Dreamland is excited to welcome BBVA Compass Bowl fans to Birmingham,” said Ashley Davis, Dreamland’s marketing manager. “We’re proud to offer Ole Miss and Pitt fans a great experience and a true taste of Magic City hospitality.”

The BBVA Compass Street Fest is free and open to the public and features live music, the BBVA Compass Kids Zone and food and beverages for the whole family. High Valley, presented by WZZK-FM, will perform on the Miller Lite Stage from 2-4:30 p.m. The Pep Rally starts at 5 p.m. and features players, coaches, cheerleaders, mascots and marching bands from each school. Following the pep rally, fans from both teams will enjoy partying to the music of Chevy 6 on the Miller Lite Stage.

Tickets to the seventh annual BBVA Compass Bowl are now on sale. Tickets may be purchased by calling (877) 464-9529 or through the Bowl's website at Tickets are also available at the Legion Field box office now through Saturday, Jan. 5.

BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates more than 709 branches, including 368 in Texas, 93 in Alabama, 79 in Arizona, 65 in California, 45 in Florida, 38 in Colorado and 21 in New Mexico. BBVA Compass ranks among the top 20 largest U.S. commercial banks based on deposit market share and ranks among the largest banks in Alabama (2nd), Texas (4th) and Arizona (5th). BBVA Compass has been recognized as one of the leading Small Business Administration lenders and ranked third in American Banker's 2012 reputation study of the leading 30 banks in the U.S. Additional information about BBVA Compass can be found at


ESPN Regional Television/Event Ownership
The nation's largest syndicator of collegiate sports programming, ESPN Regional Television (ERT) annually produces more than 1,200 sporting events. Content includes action from NCAA football, basketball and Olympic sports, NHRA and professional and amateur golf, accounting for more than 3,400 live and/or original hours of programming. ERT's owned and operated events reach over a million fans a year and provides more than 200 additional hours of programming.

In addition to event ownership, ERT is the production headquarters for ESPNU; syndication rights-holder and producer of national, regional and local shows for college conferences (SEC, BIG EAST, Big 12, Mid-American, WAC) and manages the Big 12 Corporate Partner Program.


ESPN Regional Television markets and/or owns several sporting events:

Collegiate Football
BBVA Compass Bowl (Birmingham, Ala.); Beef ‘O' Brady's Bowl St. Petersburg; Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth); MAACO Bowl Las Vegas; Gildan New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque); MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney (Orlando, Fla.); Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas (Houston); Texas Kickoff Classic (Houston); Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl (Honolulu) and The Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards

Collegiate Basketball
Sears Armed Forces Classic (Ramstein Air Base, Germany); Charleston Classic presented by Foster Grant (S.C.); DIRECTV Classic (Anaheim, Calif.); Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Honolulu); Jimmy V Classic presented by Corona Extra (Madison Square Garden); Old Spice Classic (Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.); Puerto Rico Tip-Off (Bayamón); BracketBusters and State Farm Champions Classic (Georgia Dome, Atlanta)

Collegiate Lacrosse
ESPNU Warrior Classic

Additional Events
ESPN National Golf Challenge


For more information, visit

Rachel Margolis, ESPN at 860-766-2798 or; Ralph Evans, BBVA Compass at 205-297-3038 or; Norm Reilly, BBVA Compass Bowl Media Relations Director, 205-936-1793 or

Editor's Note:

BBVA Compass is a trade name of Compass Bank.


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