Allstate Sugar Bowl COVID-19 Update

NEW ORLEANS (March 18, 2020) – In light of the national emergency related to the COVID-19 virus, the Sugar Bowl Committee has announced that several events that it organizes, or sponsors have been postponed, suspended or cancelled.

Events organized and now postponed by the committee due to circumstances are the Manning Award Ceremony to honor last year’s winner, Joe Burrow of LSU, along with the National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Luncheon to recognize area high school seniors who have excelled in both the classroom and on the gridiron.  These events will be rescheduled when, and if, circumstances allow in the future.

Those events which the Bowl sponsors that have been either suspended or cancelled by event organizers are:

LHSAA State Championship Events – suspended until further notice

Crescent City Classic 10K – race to be conducted as a virtual race

Track and Field Classic – cancelled

Announcements on Allstate Sugar Bowl events beyond those listed will come at a later date.

While the Allstate Sugar Bowl offices are closed at this time, the staff is working remotely. Please email us with any Sugar Bowl or event-related questions and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

The Allstate Sugar Bowl has established itself as one of the premier college football bowl games, having hosted 28 national champions, 96 Hall of Fame players, 50 Hall of Fame coaches and 18 Heisman Trophy winners in its 86-year history. The 87th Allstate Sugar Bowl Football Classic, which will double as a College Football Playoff Semifinal, will be played on January 1, 2021. In addition to football, the Sugar Bowl Committee annually invests over $1.6 million into the community through the hosting and sponsorship of sporting events, awards and clinics. Through these efforts, the organization supports and honors nearly 100,000 student-athletes each year, while injecting over $2.5 billion into the local economy in the last decade.