Allstate Sugar Bowl
Free hard-wire (and wireless) internet access is available in the 7th Floor Press Box areas, as well as the digital workroom on the field level, compliments of the Allstate Sugar Bowl. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN ETHERNET CABLE TO PLUG IN.
During the game week, we will have selected quotes from each press conference available at www.AllstateSugarBowl.org/Media. We recommend that you bookmark this site in order to have the quickest access to quotes – the quotes will be posted here faster than hard copies can be distributed. For the head coach press conferences on Jan. 1 and for the postgame press conferences, we will have the full transcript available online and distributed to writers in attendance. All quotes will also be emailed.
For the head coach press conferences on Dec. 31 and for the postgame press conferences, we will have live quotes being posted to the Sugar Bowl website. A media person can read the comments nearly instantaneously and if the writer wants to use something in the story, he/she can simply click one button, then cut and paste content.
The main press box in the Superdome is located on the top level (you may want to consider binoculars). Media members can use Elevator 7 or 8 to get to the press box. In addition, the press box is located in the path of the air conditioning vents for the Superdome – dress warmly.
Interview Rooms and Access
After the game, media will have access to the interview warehouse on the ground level. The runner-up coach and two players will be available on the main platform of the interview warehouse area. The winning coach and two players will be available after the cooling off period. We will feed the post-game interview sessions from the interview warehouse to the television monitors in the main press box.
In addition, the locker rooms will be open for 30 minutes, beginning when the coach leaves for the interview room. If you choose to go to the locker room for interviews, you may not get access to the coach or the players brought to the main interview room.
There will be a 10-minute cooling off period for the runner-up team before the head coach and two players appear at the post game press conference. The winning team will be entitled to a 20-minute cooling off period. The winning team’s cooling off period will begin after the conclusion of the trophy presentation. The locker rooms will be open to the media for 30 minutes following the cooling off period.
POST GAME FIELD INTERVIEWS WITH PLAYERS FROM THE WINNING TEAM ONLY are allowed, but must not affect the trophy presentation.
Video for Websites
We do not allow hand-held video cameras in the press conference rooms. Media wishing to post video from the press conferences on its website must supply a flash drive and the video files will be loaded to the drive for you.