18/08/2014Cancun Hosts 2015 Conquistador Bowl

The Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is proud to announce Mexico’s leading tourist destination will host the Conquistador Bowl, a week-long showcase of draft-eligible athletes by major football leagues such as the National Football League (NFL), Canadian Football League (CFL) and Australian Football League (AFL).

From January 26 – 31, 2015, 1AA and lower division players from the United States, Canada and Mexico will participate in a series of professionally run practices culminating in the Conquistador Bowl game, where the top-performing athletes will be divided into two champion teams – Chechen and Checa – for the ultimate sporting competition.

Former NLF players and two-time Super Bowl champions, Byron Chamberlain and Ethan Kelley, will serve as ambassadors for the Conquistador Bowl and serve as coaching staff for their respective teams. Mark Clayton, former NFL receiver and first round draft pick, will also join the coaching staff.

In addition to providing participating players an enviable platform to demonstrate their athletic prowess to professional team scouts and personnel from major football leagues, the Conquistador Bowl is inviting local players from Mexico to compete as well.

“Cancun’s favorable year-round weather and convenient global connectivity create an ideal forum for these athletes to showcase their talents,” said Jesus Almaguer, CEO of the Cancun CVB. “The destination has proudly hosted several international sporting events and are pleased that Cancun will set the stage for Mexican, Canadian and U.S. players to turn their football dreams into a reality.”

The participants will be personally invited by a selection committee who have assessed the players based on their perceived pro value. The players who opt to participate in the Conquistador Bowl will receive round-trip airfare and all-inclusive accommodations at a premier resort in beautiful Cancun. The coaching staff on both teams will collaborate and setup practices to highlight and best utilize all of the participating player’s talents. Throughout the course of one week, the players will participate in five practices and the final game, which will take place on Saturday January 31, 2015 at the Olympic Stadium Andres Quintana Roo in Cancun.

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Mexico’s No. 1 tourist destination, Cancun is known all over the world for its spectacular beaches, unique beauty, breathtaking turquoise waters, and colorful culture. Cancun is located in the northern part of the southeastern Mexican state of Quintana Roo between Nichupte Lagoon and the stunning Caribbean Sea.

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