NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Transperfect Music City Bowl has been canceled, after the University of Missouri pulled out due to a rise in COVID cases.
The game between Mizzou and the University of Iowa was set to take place at Nissan Stadium this Wednesday, December 30.
Mizzou announced Sunday afternoon that a increase in COVID-19 cases among athletes, coaches and staff over the eight days lead to the decision to pause all team activities through January 2.
"This eight-day uptick within our program is significant and has made it impossible for us to play in the bowl game, which I know comes as a disappointment to our student-athletes, coaches and fans, who were excited about the opportunity to play a great Iowa team in Nashville," Athletic Director Jim Sterk said in a press release.
The Bow is automatically refunding ticket purchases through Ticketmaster and says ticketholders should receive refunds in the next 7 to 10 business days.
“I want to thank the hard work of those involved in helping plan this year’s bowl, which we were prepared to host this week,” President & CEO of the TransPerfect Music City Bowl Scott Ramsey said. “Unfortunately, Missouri’s high positive COVID-19 numbers have resulted in the cancellation of this game. We look forward to planning for 2021.”