Allstate Sugar Bowl
All media outlets using any sort of wireless devices MUST register their devices with the Allstate Sugar Bowl & Allstate BCS Championship frequency coordinator. You should have filled out a form when you filed for credentials. If you have questions regarding frequency information, please contact Tim Landry at firstname.lastname@example.org or 985-966-1125.
Please clear any use of TV-U or LIVE-U packs in ADVANCE with our frequency coordinator.
Parking at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome
We have limited parking for satellite trucks in Lot 3 at the Superdome for game day. Please contact Dan McIlhargey (email@example.com, 504-587-3805) about reserving a space and payment for your spot. The rate is $250 and they accept credit cards, cash and company checks; payment must be made in advance of arrival. This pass will be valid for parking in Lot 3 from December 31 through January 3.
There will not be any parking available at the Superdome for satellite trucks prior to December 31. If you need additional days of parking, please contact John Sudsbury with your needs.
Possible Live Shots/Stand-ups/New Orleans stories
We will attempt to help with locations for possible live shots and stand-ups during the week. There is very limited parking at the media hotel, but depending on circumstances, we may be able to accommodate stations wishing to go live from there. Contact John Sudsbury (firstname.lastname@example.org) with specific requests. There is an island in front of the Superdome that can accommodate satellite trucks. Contact Patrick Stedman (504-587-8800, email@example.com) for specific requests regarding that area. Another option is to contact Lauren Cason (firstname.lastname@example.org, 504-566-5059) with the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, who may also be able to assist with potential locations, as well as with possible story ideas related to the city.
Pregame Live Shots
The Southeast corner of the Superdome field will be available for stand-ups until 6:30 p.m. on game day. Postgame live shots are not allowed until the end of the game (0:00 on the clock). Access to the Superdome for live shots earlier in the day is possible by requesting in advance. Please understand that bands will be practicing throughout the day and it may not be a good option due to the noise.
Television stations approved for credentials may receive a maximum of ONE credential for camera access during the game. All other personnel must exit the field by 7 p.m. The ESPN feed will be available for recording in the Press Conference Warehouse. Television personnel without assigned seats in the press box can use the Media Work Room on the ground level to work during the game. Full crews will be allowed to return to the field at the end of the game (0:00 on the clock) for interviews and live reports.
Press Conference Feeds
Official press conference audio and video is ONLY available from our official feed - this applies to the Dec. 31 head coach press conferences and the postgame press conferences. Please make sure you have the proper equipment and cables to receive this feed. Composite video is via BNC, and audio (mic or line level) is via XLR. If you are capturing our feed to a personal computer, you will need adapters to connect your capture device (Canopus, Elgato, Etc.) to the mult. Generally, the capture devices use RCA connectors as inputs - Thus, for video, you will need BNC to RCA male, and for audio, you will need XLR female to RCA male. Recording on a VCR or camera will require BNC to the input on the device, generally BNC, and XLR female to the input on the device, generally XLR male. SDI/HD video with embedded audio is via BNC. You will have the ability to pull a separate audio feed via XLR if needed. For further information, please contact Ray Garofalo (Ray@TheProlineGroup.com). The only time you will be filming your own press conference video will be during the airport arrivals. However, you will use your own cameras for the players on December 30 and 31 and for any practice access.
We have an ftp site which will have video from all of our press conferences (not the full press conference, usually 5-10 minutes). We upload high-quality standard def .mov files. For questions on this, please contact Bill Dalton at email@example.com.
Game Day Media Meal
The media meal will be served in the main West Bunker Suite on the first level of the Superdome from 3:30-7:30 p.m. Halftime snacks will be provided in the main press box as well as in the Media Work Room.
Any information on team-specific pep rallies will be posted when available.
Live Satellite Feed for Postgame Press Conferences
The postgame press conferences for the Allstate Sugar Bowl will be available via two live satellite feeds, one in High Definition and one in Standard Definition.
HD Feed - Postgame (1/1/16)
Time: 12 a.m.-3 a.m. (EST) - date is actually Jan. 2, but this is for the post-game after the Jan. 1 game.
AMC 16 TX 18
Downlink Frequency 12048.0 MHZ
Symbol rate 10.0
DVB-S QPSK MPEG-2 16 X 9 1080i
SD Feed - Postgame (1/1/16)
Time: 12 a.m.-2 a.m. (EST) - date is actually Jan. 2, but this is for the post-game after the Jan. 1 game.
AMC 16 TX 18
Downlink Frequency 12057.0 MHZ
Symbol rate 3.9787
DVB-S QPSK MPEG-2 16 x 9 480i
Trouble: Dan Teachworth (firstname.lastname@example.org, 504-915-8244)
Uplink Company: Satellite Center New Orleans
AMC 16 Test Slate to test your satellite receiver and check your dish alignment.
Downlink Frequency 12195.0 MHZ
Symbol Rate 3.9787
DVB-S QPSK MPEG-2
This test channel is up 24/7/365. Please test here before game day.