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 email@example.com or 985-966-1125.
TVUPacks will NOT be allowed inside the Superdome on game day due to frequency issues.
Prior to Dec. 30, there will not be any parking available at the Superdome for satellite trucks (due to the New Orleans Saints game). If you need additional days of parking, an option is to email Bob Caldin (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your needs.
Parking at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome
We have limited parking for satellite trucks in Lot 3 at the Superdome from Dec. 31 to Jan. 3. Please contact Roylene Carter at 504-587-3805 about reserving a space and payment for your spot. They accept credit cards, cash and company checks; payment must be made in advance of arrival.
Possible Live Shots/Stand-ups
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 (email@example.com) with specific requests. There is an island in front of the Superdome that can accommodate satellite trucks. Contact Patrick Stedman (504-587-8800, firstname.lastname@example.org) for specific requests regarding that area. Another option is to contact Jenn Lotz (email@example.com, 504-566-5098) with the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau or Katie Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org, 504-658-4315) with Film New Orleans, who may also be able to assist with potential locations.
Pregame Live Shots
The Southwest 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 ESPN leaves the air, which will be after the postgame trophy presentation. Access to the Superdome for live shots earlier in the day is possible by requesting in advance, but understand that bands will be practicing throughout the day and it may not be a good option due to the noise.
The only television personnel allowed on the field after 6:30 p.m. until the end of the game are the actual photographers/camera operators in official Sugar Bowl Photographer Vests - these photographers must have a "P" credential; be sure to check your credentials upon receipt as we will not be changing passes on the day of the game. Some talent will have assigned seats in the press box, however, some tv talent and producers may be seated in the Media Work Area on the first level. Satellite truck operators and engineers can go to the media work room.
Press Conference Feeds
All official press conference audio and video is ONLY available from our official feed. 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).
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 & Jan. 8 Head Coach Press Conference
The postgame press conferences for the Allstate Sugar Bowl will be available via live satellite feed (HD).
Time: 11:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (EST)
Satellite: AMC 16 85 degrees W KU Band
Downlink frequency: 11971.000
Symbol rate: 13.235
Modulation: DVB-S QPSK
High Definition video 4:2:0
Trouble: Dan Teachworth (firstname.lastname@example.org, 504-915-8244)
If you need assistance during the week with hiring of local contractors, Emerald Coast Film & Video has assisted stations in the past.