|Stadium||Bank of America Stadium|
|Location||Charlotte, North Carolina|
|Conference tie-ins||ACC, The American|
|Payout||US$1,600,000 (As of 2010[update])|
Queen City Bowl (2002, pre-inception)
Continental Tire Bowl (2002-2004)
Meineke Car Care Bowl (2005-2010)
|Duke vs. Cincinnati (Cincinnati 48-34)|
|North Carolina vs. Cincinnati (North Carolina 39-17)|
The Belk Bowl is an annual college football bowl game played at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. First played in 2002, it was certified by the NCAA as the Queen City Bowl and was previously known as the Continental Tire Bowl (2002–2004) and the Meineke Car Care Bowl (2005–2010) before Belk acquired the title sponsorship in 2011. It currently features a match-up between teams which have ranked at or approximate to #5 in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and #3 in the American Athletic Conference (The American).
A new bowl game based at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina was established in 2002; its owner is Raycom Sports. It was sponsored by Continental Tire as the Continental Tire Bowl from 2002 to 2004, and by Meineke as the Meineke Car Care Bowl from 2005 to 2010.
In December 2010, Charlotte-based department store chain Belk acquired the title sponsorship, initially for a three-year period which began in 2011 and was to last through 2013. On July 18, 2013, Belk announced a six-year extension of its sponsorship, in partnership with the Atlantic Coast Conference, beginning in 2014.
From 2006-09 the bowl had the #6 choice of teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference. In 2006, the bowl game reached a one-year agreement with the US Naval Academy. Navy qualified for a bowl game, and accepted an invitation from the bowl on November 6, 2006.
The Belk Bowl currently has a pick of at or around #5 from the ACC. From 2007 through 2012, the bowl selected a team from the Big East Conference, succeeded by the American Athletic Conference in 2013. Media reports suggested in 2013 that the American conference's place would be taken by the Southeastern Conference in 2014.
|Date Played||Winning Team||Losing Team||Notes|
|December 28, 2002||Virginia||48||West Virginia||22||notes|
|December 27, 2003||Virginia||23||Pittsburgh||16||notes|
|December 30, 2004||Boston College||37||North Carolina||24||notes|
|December 31, 2005||North Carolina State||14||South Florida||0||notes|
|December 30, 2006||Boston College||25||Navy||24||notes|
|December 29, 2007||Wake Forest||24||Connecticut||10||notes|
|December 27, 2008||West Virginia||31||North Carolina||30||notes|
|December 26, 2009||Pittsburgh||19||North Carolina||17||notes|
|December 31, 2010||South Florida||31||Clemson||26||notes|
|December 27, 2011||North Carolina State||31||Louisville||24||Notes|
|December 27, 2012||Cincinnati||48||Duke||34||Notes|
|December 28, 2013||North Carolina||39||Cincinnati||17||Notes|
|December 28, 2002||Wali Lundy||Virginia||TB|
|December 27, 2003||Matt Schaub||Virginia||QB|
|December 30, 2004||Paul Peterson||Boston College||QB|
|December 31, 2005||Stephen Tulloch||NC State||LB|
|December 30, 2006||JoLonn Dunbar||Boston College||LB|
|December 29, 2007||Kenneth Moore||Wake Forest||WR|
|December 27, 2008||Pat White||West Virginia||QB|
|December 26, 2009||Dion Lewis||Pittsburgh||RB|
|December 31, 2010||B. J. Daniels||South Florida||QB|
|December 27, 2011||Mike Glennon||NC State||QB|
|December 27, 2012||Brendon Kay||Cincinnati||QB|
|December 28, 2013||Ryan Switzer||North Carolina||WR|
|T2||North Carolina State||2||2-0|
Results by conference
|The American[n 1]||5||6||.455|
- Green, Ron Jr. Charlotte bowl to get a name change in 2011. Charlotte Observer, 2010-12-15.
- RaycomSports.com: Raycom Sports profile
- MeinekeCarCareBowl.com: "Meineke Car Care Bowl Announces Extension with Big East Conference"