The College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Football Classic will be played Monday, January 1, 2018 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. This game will feature two of the top four teams in the country (the other two will meet in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl).
Deadline to apply for credentials: Friday, December 15, 2016.
Before applying for credentials, please review our official credential policies.
APPLY FOR CREDENTIALS (Credential applications will open November 15)
ONLY apply for credentials if you are covering the game no matter which teams are selected. Otherwise, please wait until after team selection day (December 3) to apply.
Media headquarters will be the Marriott New Orleans at the Convention Center which is located in downtown New Orleans at 859 Convention Center Blvd., approximately one mile from the Superdome. All press conferences, except for media day and post-game, will be held at the media hotel. Hospitality and work room areas will be provided for appropriate media outlets. The media hotel will have a media workroom with complimentary wireless internet.
Official press conferences will begin after team arrivals. There will NOT be a morning-after press conference for the Allstate Sugar Bowl.
Valet parking is available at the hotel at a rate of $38. A taxi from the airport is approximately $35 and an airport shuttle is also available for $18 each way. A car will NOT be necessary as there will be shuttles to all off-site locations, including the game. The hotel is also located within walking distance to the French Quarter and other attractions. Taxis, Uber and Lyft are readily available.