Tampa Bay will be the star of this year's Outback Bowl Preview Special, set to air three times before Wisconsin and Auburn meet at Raymond James Stadium on New Year's Day.

The preview show will showcase some of the best that Tampa Bay has to offer -- especially for those fans planning to spend days in town before and after the game.

The half-hour show is produced by the bowl organizers and looks at the Auburn and Wisconsin match-up with coach and player interviews. It also spend time highlighting the fun stuff to do in the Tampa, St Pete and Clearwater area. 

At the top of this year's list are: Clearwater Beach, Busch Gardens Tampa, The Florida Aquarium, Honeymoon Island, and the Tampa Riverwalk.  Local TV personality Jenn Holloway will host the show.

The first national airing will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. on ESPNU. Rebroadcasts will follow at 5 p.m. Dec. 29 on ESPN2 and 8:30 p.m. Dec. 29 on ESPNU.

The 29th Outback Bowl kicks off at Noon, Jan. 1 in Raymond James Stadium. Tickets to the game are available through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 and www.Ticketmaster.com.  For more information on bowl events and area hotels and attractions go to the Outback Bowl web site at http://www.outbackbowl.com.