TEXARKANA, Ark. (KTAL/KMSS) – Texarkana will host the ninth annual Farmers Bank and Trust Live United Bowl on December 3, with last year’s teams returning for a rematch.

The annual bowl will feature Southeastern Oklahoma State University and Emporia State University. In 2021 Southeastern Oklahoma State beat Emporia State.

Texarkana Mayor Allen Brown said the college football game always helps the city’s economy.

“We put people in hotels, we fill up hotel rooms, and then we have people eating at our restaurants,” Brown said.

The football game is also a major fundraiser for the Greater Texarkana United Way. Brown says over the years, the bowl has raised about $90,000 for the United Way of Greater Texarkana, and they’re hoping to reach $100,000 this year.

The game will be played Saturday, December 3, at Razorback Stadium in Texarkana, Arkansas, with kick-off at noon.

Tickets go on sale Monday, November 21st, at the Farmers Bank & Trust locations on Ark Blvd and East 9th, any Mil-Way Federal Credit Union location, the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce, the United Way of Greater Texarkana office, or online.

The game will be available on pay-for-view for $9.99 for anyone who would rather watch at home.