Media Interview & Event Schedule
Media Relations Contacts
John Sudsbury, 504-828-2440, Cell 504-427-7076, johns@sugarbowl.org
Melissa Stoltz, 504-828-2440, melissas@sugarbowl.org

Media Headquarters

New Orleans Marriott at the Convention Center
859 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130

2018 Allstate Sugar Bowl Credential Pick-up at Media Hotel - TENTATIVE
Fleur De Lis Room
Wednesday, December 27, 3-6 p.m.
December 28 - December 31, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
January 1 (Game Day), 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Credentials Will be Available at the Superdome from 3 p.m. to Halftime on Game Day.

 



Tentative Media Schedule for 2018 Allstate Sugar Bowl

Wednesday, December 27
Team Welcome, TBA
Location: Louis Armstrong International Airport (Due to TSA regulations, all attending media must: RSVP that they plan to cover, arrive one-hour before team arrival, and have government-issued photo ID).
Availability: Photo op of team deplaning on tarmac followed immediately by Head Coach at podium and two players available for one-on-ones.
Shuttle departs Marriott at the Convention Center at TBA. Times could change due to travel/flight schedules.
Electronic media takes coach audio/video feed from distribution. Use own cameras for photo op.

Team Welcome, TBA
Location: TBA
Availability: Head Coach at podium and two players available for one-on-ones. Photo op of team arrival at hotel (these events may not be back-to-back).
Shuttle departs Marriott at the Convention Center at TBA. Times could change due to travel/flight schedules.
Electronic media takes coach audio/video feed from distribution. Use own cameras for photo op.


Thursday, December 28Team Offense Press Conference, TBA
Offensive Coordinator and three players in Ballroom C-F; three other players in Ballroom A-B. After 25 minutes, interviewees switch rooms.
Electronic media uses own cameras for video, mult boxes for audio.

Team Defense Press Conference, TBA
Defensive Coordinator and three players in Ballroom C-F; three other players in Ballroom A-B. After 25 minutes, interviewees switch rooms.
Electronic media uses own cameras for video, mult boxes for audio.

Team Practice/Availability TBA
Availability: Cameras for 15 minutes.
Shuttle departs Marriott at the Convention Center at TBA.

Team Practice/Availability TBA
Availability: Cameras for 15 minutes.
Shuttle departs Marriott at the Convention Center at TBA.


Friday, December 29Team Offense Press Conference, TBA
Offensive Coordinator and three players in Ballroom C-F; three other players in Ballroom A-B. After 25 minutes, interviewees switch rooms.
Electronic media uses own cameras for video, mult boxes for audio.

Team Defense Press Conference, TBA
Defensive Coordinator and three players in Ballroom C-F; three other players in Ballroom A-B. After 25 minutes, interviewees switch rooms.
Electronic media uses own cameras for video, mult boxes for audio.

Team Hospital Visit, TBA
Photo/Video Opportunity Only - No Interviews
Shuttle departs Marriott at the Convention Center at TBA.

Team Hospital Visit, TBA
Photo/Video Opportunity Only - No Interviews
Shuttle departs Marriott at the Convention Center at TBA.


Saturday, December 30Team Media Day, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Head Coach, assistant coaches and all players available to media.
Two primary stages - one for head coach, one for a player.
Risers with backdrops for next six players.
Tables with name tags for remaining starters (16) and for assistant coaches (5).
Remaining players in seats at side of field.
ELECTRONIC MEDIA TAKES STAGE AUDIO FEEDS FROM DISTRIBUTION AREA; CAMERAS ALLOWED FOR ALL INTERVIEWS
Shuttles depart Marriott at the Convention Center at 7:30 a.m. and will continue to run in 20 minute intervals.

Team Media Day, 10-11 a.m.
Head Coach, assistant coaches and all players available to media.
Two primary stages - one for head coach, one for a player.
Risers with backdrops for next six players.
Tables with name tags for remaining starters (16) and for assistant coaches (5).
Remaining players in seats at side of field.
ELECTRONIC MEDIA TAKES STAGE AUDIO FEEDS FROM DISTRIBUTION AREA; CAMERAS ALLOWED FOR ALL INTERVIEWS
Shuttles depart Marriott at the Convention Center at 7:30 a.m. and will continue to run in 20 minute intervals.

Team Practice, TBA
Availability: Cameras ONLY for 15 minutes. No interviews.
Shuttle departs Marriott at the Convention Center TBA.

Team Practice, TBA
Availability: Cameras ONLY for 15 minutes. No interviews.
Shuttle departs Marriott at the Convention Center TBA.

Sugar Bowl Second-Line Parade, TBA
Location: Pat O'Brien's, 732 St. Peter Street
Availability: Photo/Video Opportunity Only
There will NOT be media shuttles to this event.

Allstate Fan Fest, 12-8 p.m.
418 North Peters Street in the French Quarter, adjacent to Jax Brewery.
There will NOT be media shuttles to this event.

Media Party, 8-11 p.m.
Bourbon Vieux - 501 Bourbon Street
MUST HAVE TICKET TO GAIN ACCESS; DO NOT BRING CREDENTIALS
Shuttle buses will leave hotel at 7:45, 8, 8:15 and 8:30 p.m.; will leave party at 10, 10:30, 11, and 11:30 p.m.


Sunday, December 31Head Coach Press Conference, 8:30 a.m.
Electronic media takes coach audio/video feed from distribution area.

Photo Opportunity, 8:45 a.m.
Head Coaches, Allstate Sugar Bowl and Allstate Insurance Representatives
ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS USE THEIR OWN CAMERAS FOR THIS SHOT.

Head Coach Press Conference, 9 a.m.
Electronic media takes coach audio/video feed from distribution area.

Allstate Fan Fest, 12-6 p.m.
418 North Peters Street in the French Quarter, adjacent to Jax Brewery.
There will NOT be media shuttles to this event.

Allstate Sugar Bowl New Year's Eve Parade, 3:30-5 p.m.
Mardi Gras-style parade begins at Elysian Fields & Decatur, proceeds down Decatur Street, past Jackson Square and the Allstate Fan Fest, wrapping up at Canal Street.
Availability: Photo/Video Opportunity Only
There will NOT be media shuttles to this event.

Team Pep Rally, TBA
Allstate Fan Fest, 418 North Peters Street in the French Quarter, adjacent to Jax Brewery.
There will NOT be media shuttles to this event.

Team Pep Rally, TBA
Allstate Fan Fest, 418 North Peters Street in the French Quarter, adjacent to Jax Brewery.
There will NOT be media shuttles to this event.


Monday, January 1Pregame Media Meal, 3:30 - 7:30 p.m.
West Bunker Suite, First Floor, Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Buses will leave for Superdome in 15 minute intervals beginning at 2 p.m. until 8 p.m.; buses will return to hotel in 15 minute intervals until 2:30 a.m.

2018 PLAYOFF SEMIFINAL AT THE ALLSTATE SUGAR BOWL, 7:30 p.m.
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Start time could slide based on Rose Bowl.

Postgame Media Meal, End of Game - 3 a.m.
Marriott at the Convention Center; Riverbend Ballroom (MUST HAVE CREDENTIALS)


4/21/17