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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

2021 Allstate Sugar Bowl Credential Pick-up at Media Hotel
Fleur De Lis Room
Sunday, 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 2021 Playoff Semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl

Sunday, December 27

Important Airport Arrival Information for Media

Team Welcome, TBD
Location: Louis Armstrong International Airport Charter Terminal – separate directions will be emailed (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 then two players available for interviews.
Shuttle departs Marriott at the Convention Center. Times could change due to travel/flight schedules.
Electronic media takes coach audio/video feed from distribution. Use own cameras for player interviews and photo op.

Team Welcome, TBD
Location: Louis Armstrong International Airport Charter Terminal – separate directions will be emailed (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 then two players available for interviews.
Shuttle departs Marriott at the Convention Center. Times could change due to travel/flight schedules.
Electronic media takes coach audio/video feed from distribution. Use own cameras for player interviews and photo op.


Monday, December 28

Visiting Team Offense Press Conference, 8:30 a.m.
Availability: Offensive Coordinator and five players.
Use own cameras for video and mult boxes for audio. 

Home Team Defense Press Conference, 9:30 a.m.
Availability: Defensive Coordinator and five players.
Use own cameras for video and mult boxes for audio.

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

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

Team Hospital Visit, TBD
Shuttle departs Marriott at the Convention Center.


Tuesday, December 29

Visiting Team Defense Press Conference, 8:30 a.m.
Availability: Defensive Coordinator and five players.
Use own cameras for video and mult boxes for audio.

Home Team Offense Press Conference, 9:30 a.m.
Availability: Offensive Coordinator and five players.
Use own cameras for video and mult boxes for audio.


Wednesday, December 30

Visiting Team Media Day, 8-8:45 a.m.
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, enter at Gate A Ground
Availability: Head Coach, assistant coaches and all players MUST be available to media.
Primary stage for head coach.
Risers with backdrops for top seven players.
Tables with name tags for remaining starters (16).
Assistant coaches at round tables.
Remaining players in seats at side of field.
INDIVIDUAL CAMERAS ALLOWED FOR ALL INTERVIEWS
Shuttles depart Marriott at the Convention Center at 7 a.m. and will continue to run in 20-minute intervals.

ESPN Talent Availability, 8:45 a.m.
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, enter at Gate A Ground
Availability: ESPN’s Allstate Sugar Bowl television broadcast team available for informal interviews at midfield.

Home Team Media Day, 9:15-10 a.m.
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, enter at Gate A Ground
Availability: Head Coach, assistant coaches and all players MUST be available to media.
Primary stage for head coach.
Risers with backdrops for top seven players.
Tables with name tags for remaining starters (16).
Assistant coaches at round tables.
Remaining players in seats at side of field.
INDIVIDUAL CAMERAS ALLOWED FOR ALL INTERVIEWS
Shuttles depart Marriott at the Convention Center at 7 a.m. and will continue to run in 20-minute intervals.

Sugar Bowl Second-Line Parade, 11:30 a.m.
Location: Pat O’Brien’s, 732 St. Peter Street
Availability: Photo/Video Opportunity Only
There will NOT be media shuttles to this event.

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


Thursday, December 31

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

Photo Opportunity,  8:50 a.m.
Head Coaches, Allstate Sugar Bowl and Allstate Insurance Representatives
          ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS USE THEIR OWN CAMERAS FOR THIS SHOT.

Home Head Coach Press Conference, 8:55 a.m.
Electronic media takes coach audio/video feed from distribution area.

Allstate Sugar Bowl New Year’s Eve Parade, TBD
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, TBD
Location: 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, TBD
Location: Allstate Fan Fest, 418 North Peters Street in the French Quarter, adjacent to Jax Brewery.
There will NOT be media shuttles to this event. 


Friday, January 1

Pregame Media Meal, 3:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: 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.

87th Annual ALLSTATE SUGAR BOWL, 7:50 p.m.
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Start time could slide 10 minutes based on Rose Bowl.

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

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