USA Football to Host International Bowl Series at AT&T Stadium in Arlington
By Office of Communication
Posted on December 13, 2017, December 13, 2017

USA Football

The 9th annual International Bowl Series featuring 24 high school- and middle school-aged teams across eight nations on three continents will return to Arlington for the fourth consecutive year in January, USA Football announced.

U.S. National Teams will compete against teams representing Canada, Japan, Mexico and the Nordic region, comprised of players and coaches from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. USA Football, a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, manages U.S. National Teams for international competition.

All International Bowl games will be played at AT&T Stadium, home of the NFL's Dallas Cowboys and college football's Goodyear Cotton Bowl. Game days are Friday, Jan. 12; Wednesday, Jan. 17; and Friday, Jan. 19, each consisting of four games.

"The City of Arlington is excited to have USA Football and the International Bowl Series return in January," Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams said. "Football holds a special place within the fabric of our city as well as dozens of nations spanning nearly every continent. The International Bowl underscores Arlington's standing as a global football destination and we're honored to host its players, coaches and fans at our world-class AT&T Stadium."

In addition, the Parks and Recreation Department will host all teams at Harold Patterson Spots Center for practices in South Arlington from Jan. 7 to Jan. 19.

"We are excited to have these international athletes in Arlington. They have a unique opportunity to play athletes from around the world while enjoying a game the love. The fact that we get to host them in one of our City parks is remarkable," said Derek DeBusk, Rental and Lake Services Manager.

Full rosters, coaching staffs, schedules and ticket information will be announced in the coming weeks. International Bowl game tickets and details are available at

More than 275,000 fans across the world watched 2017 International Bowl games from AT&T Stadium in person, on television and through webcasts.

U.S. National Team alumni include WR Corey Coleman (Cleveland Browns), WR Devin Funchess (Carolina Panthers), RB Todd Gurley (Los Angeles Rams), DB Tyrann Mathieu (Arizona Cardinals), OL Jack Mewhort (Indianapolis Colts), RB Samaje Perine (Washington Redskins), DE Stephon Tuitt (Pittsburgh Steelers) and QB Jameis Winston (Tampa Bay Buccaneers).

Approximately 70 countries across five continental federations possess a national federation dedicated solely to American football.

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