Credential RequestsThe 80th Annual Allstate Sugar Bowl Football Classic will be played Thursday, January 2, 2014 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

Before applying for credentials, please review the official BCS credential policies.

Official Media Credential Website (for all BCS games, including the Allstate Sugar Bowl)

ONLY apply for credentials if you are covering the game no matter which teams are selected. Otherwise, please wait until after team selection day (Dec. 8) to apply.

Media headquarters will be the Marriott New Orleans at the Convention Center which is located in downtown New Orleans at 859 Convention Center Blvd., approximately one mile from the Superdome. All press conferences, except for post-game, will be held at the media hotel. Hospitality and work room areas will be provided for appropriate media outlets. The media hotel will have a media workroom with complimentary wireless internet.

Official press conferences will begin after team arrivals. There will NOT be a morning-after press conference for the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

Room blocks have been reserved at the Marriott New Orleans at the Convention Center for approved members of the media covering the game. Room reservations must be booked online when applying for credentials to receive the discounted media rate ($190, plus 13% for taxes and a $2 per night occupancy tax). There is a three-night minimum stay guarantee for all rooms.

Valet parking is available at the hotel at a rate of $38. A taxi from the airport is approximately $35 and an airport shuttle is also available for $18 each way. A car will NOT be necessary as there will be shuttles to all off-site locations, including the game. The hotel is also located within walking distance to the French Quarter and other attractions. Taxis are plentiful.