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Tickets start at just $15 for general admission and $30 for reserved seating at the University of Toledo’s Glass Bowl Stadium. Club level tickets, which offer premium indoor seating and a buffet, start at $50. A limited number of private suites are also available. Please utilize the visitor Interest form for all suite inquiries.

Events

Italian Wine Dinner

Wednesday, June 21 | 5 p.m. EDT
Hannon’s Block
619 Monroe St., Toledo, Ohio

As the city gears up for Italian Bowl XLII, prepare your palette with this chef’s dinner featuring a special wine tasting of Italian wines. Please check back for more information and tickets!

Passport to the Taste of Italy

Sunday – Saturday, June 18-24
Various Locations
Participating Restaurants TBA

The Taste of Italy Restaurant Week honors and recognizes local restaurants as we lead up to Italian Bowl XLII. All participating restaurant are encouraged to put together a signature drink, entree and dessert. Restaurants do not have to be exclusively Italian cuisine to participate.

On Saturday, June 24 the top 10 restaurants, as selected by the People’s Choice, will be notified that they are eligible for the Judges Choice contest. The Judges Choice competition will be held the evening of Monday, June 26 and televised on Buckeye Cable, judged by local chefs and celebrities. The top winners in both the People’s Choice and the Judge’s Choice will receive their trophies at half-time at the Italian Bowl.

People’s Choice voting will be available on The Blade’s website as well as through a QR code at participating restaurants during Taste of Italy Restaurant Week. More details to come!

Mayor’s Cup

Sunday, June 25 | 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.  EDT
Central Catholic High School, Gallagher Stadium
2550 Cherry St, Toledo, OH 43608

Does your mayor have what it takes to be a football star? – We will find out! City of Toledo Mayor Wade Kapsukiewicz, is inviting NW Ohio/Michigan mayors to participate in a skills competition at Central Catholic High School – home of division II champions “The Fighting Irish’.

Residents from participating cities are invited to come out to enjoy the afternoon and cheer on their mayor! Tailgating is encouraged and local food trucks will be onsite. All mayors are encouraged to bring their own band and cheerleading section.

The competition will be televised live on BCSN and the winning mayor will pick up the first ever Mayor’s Cup at the Italian Bowl half-time festivities.

Celebrity Golf Tournament

Thursday, June 29 | 8:30 a.m. EDT
Sylvania Country Club
5201 Corey Rd., Sylvania, Ohio

While the football teams practice, celebrities and their foursomes will enjoy a golf tournament at Sylvania Country Club with a delicious lunch, gourmet grazing after play and lively entertainment through the evening. $1,500 for 3-person team plus one celebrity to participate.

St. John's Jesuit Titans logoYouth Football Camp

Friday, June 30 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. EDT
St. John’s Jesuit High School – Lyden Field
5901 Airport Highway, Toledo, Ohio

A day to remember for boys/girls who want to learn from the pros. A youth camp will be held with players from the teams as well as several ‘celebrity helpers. To register, please click here.

Business Forum presented by Huntington Bank

Friday, June 30th
The Toledo Club
235 14th St
Toledo, OH 43604

The Italian Bowl Business Forum is a unique opportunity to promote Toledo/Italy trade and investment via a world-class seminar on “Doing Business in the USA and Toledo Region” while providing networking opportunities for Italian companies with Toledo-area manufacturers and service providers.

Click here for more info on the Business Forum.

XLII Italian Bowl

GAME DAY | Saturday, July 1
Lot 10 Tailgating | Lot Opens at 10 a.m. EDT

Game Time | 3 p.m. EDT
University of Toledo, Glass Bowl Stadium
1745 Stadium Dr, Toledo, Ohio

The top teams in the IFL will face off for XLII Italian Bowl on U.S. soil in the University of Toledo, Glass Bowl Stadium in Toledo, Ohio. Join us in Toledo for a week full of activities leading up to the big game in this celebration of culture and American Football in the home state of professional football!

Join us for tailgating, live music, and a very special Toledo Night Market before and after the big game!

Game Tickets
General Admission | $15
Reserved Seating | $30
Get Your Tickets Today!

Toledo Night Market | Festival

Saturday, July 1, 2023 | 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. EDT
University of Toledo, Flatlands (right outside Glass Bowl Stadium)

Inspired by night markets from around the world, join us at the Toledo Night Market. This open-air market is a festival of lights, food and refreshments, live music and artisan shopping. So come out and stroll the market in the creatively transformed flatlands and enjoy the finale of Italian Bowl week!

Fireworks in the 419 | Downtown Toledo Fireworks

Saturday, July 1, 2023 | 10 p.m. EDT
Downtown Toledo, Toledo, Ohio

Italian Bowl will be going out with a BOOM! Don’t miss the City of Toledo’s largest firework display during July 4th (American Independence Day) Weekend. Find a viewing spot in downtown Toledo along the riverfront and enjoy Fireworks in the 419.

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