|Heritage Bowl (defunct)|
|Previous stadiums||Joe Robbie Stadium (1991)
Bragg Memorial Stadium (1993)
|Previous locations||Miami Gardens, FL
|Conference tie-ins||MEAC, SWAC|
The Heritage Bowl is a dormant NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) bowl game pitting a team from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) against a team from the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC). It was hoped that it would become a true national championship game for historically black universities, but sometimes the conference champions declined the automatic bowl bid in order to participate in the NCAA's then-Division I-AA playoffs instead. This was an especially common issue for the MEAC, often leaving its runner-up to represent the conference in the bowl. Perhaps not coincidentally, the SWAC won most of the Heritage Bowls that were held. The game was played in Miami, Florida, in 1991; Tallahassee, Florida, in 1993; and Atlanta, Georgia, from 1994–1999. The Heritage Bowl was a successor to the Pelican Bowl, which pitted MEAC versus SWAC teams during the 1970s.
|Date||SWAC Representative||MEAC Representative||Venue||Attendance|
|December 21, 1991||Alabama State||36||North Carolina A&T||13||Joe Robbie Stadium (Miami Gardens, FL)||7,724|
|January 2, 1993||Grambling State||45||Florida A&M||15||Bragg Memorial Stadium (Tallahassee, FL)||11,273|
|January 1, 1994||Southern||11||South Carolina State||0||Georgia Dome (Atlanta, GA)||36,128|
|December 30, 1994||Grambling State||27||South Carolina State||31||Georgia Dome (Atlanta)||22,179|
|December 29, 1995||Southern||30||Florida A&M||25||Georgia Dome (Atlanta)||25,164|
|December 31, 1996||Southern||24||Howard||27||Georgia Dome (Atlanta)||18,126|
|December 27, 1997||Southern||34||South Carolina State||28||Georgia Dome (Atlanta)||32,629|
|December 26, 1998||Southern||28||Bethune–Cookman||2||Georgia Dome (Atlanta)||32,955|
|December 18, 1999||Southern||3||Hampton||24||Georgia Dome (Atlanta)||29,561|
- The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). "Special Regular and Postseason Games: Heritage Bowl". 2010 NCAA Division II-III Football Records. NCAA.org. p. 110. Retrieved January 16, 2011.
- Reese, Earnest (December 21, 1996). "Heritage Bowl struggling for acceptance". The Atlanta Journal and Constitution. p. 9H.