Robert Ferguson has seen his fair share of big games take
place at Tropicana Field over the past 20 years. The owner of Ferg's Sports Bar
& Grill hosts anywhere from 2,000-10,000 fans for every home Tampa Bay Rays
game, and he has his staff geared up for the festivities prior to the Beef 'O'
Brady's Bowl on Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Before UCF and Ball State meet on the gridiron, Ferg's will serve as party central beginning at 5 p.m. on Dec. 20 with the Bowl Block Party. The UCF Alumni Association will be aiding with the free event, and Knights fans are encouraged to register HERE with the first 250 to sign up receiving a commemorative cup and a drink ticket.
You can catch the George O'Leary Radio Show beginning at 5:45 followed by a jam session with the UCF Marching Knights to get fans ready for the showdown with the Cardinals. Ferg's is also an excellent spot to hang out on gameday as it is just a short walk to the stadium.
"We were very happy when UCF came over in 2009," Ferguson said. "They brought thousands upon thousands of fans and a great crowd. We see people from Orlando all the time. We have lot of alumni in the area and they love coming to Ferg's. They are going to have a great time, and I hope you guys win."