The competition in St. Petersburg this week is not limited to just the football field. Not only will the Knights meet the NC State Wolfpack at Tropicana Field, but the Marching Knights will face off against NC State's marching band on Christmas Day.
As part of the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl festivities, the bands will play on the beach outside of the Sirata Beach Resort in a Battle of the Bands. The event is scheduled from 2:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. and the resort is located at 5300 Gulf Blvd in St. Pete Beach.
Other events on Christmas Day include the two team's cheerleaders squaring off in a Tug of War and a Key lime tart-eating contest.
Kickoff of the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Friday.