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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

2020 Allstate Sugar Bowl Credential Pick-up at Media Hotel
Fleur De Lis Room
Friday, 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.


Media Schedule for 2020 Allstate Sugar Bowl

Friday, December 27

Important Airport Arrival Information for Media

Baylor Welcome, 12:15 p.m.
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 at 10:45 a.m. and will return after the Baylor Welcome. 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.

Georgia Welcome, 2 p.m.
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 at 12:30 p.m. and will return after the Georgia Welcome. 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.


Saturday, December 28

Georgia Practice/Availability, 2:15-4:10 p.m.
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Availability: Cameras for 15 minutes. Selected players available for post-practice interviews.
Shuttle departs Marriott at the Convention Center at 1:45 p.m. and returns after camera window (media cannot stay at Superdome). Shuttle will then depart media hotel at 3:30 p.m. for interview session.
          NO MULT BOX, USE OWN CAMERAS AND MICROPHONES.

Baylor Practice/Availability, 1-2:30 p.m.
Location: New Orleans Saints Practice Facility
Availability: Cameras for 15 minutes. Selected players available for post-practice interviews.
Shuttle departs Marriott at the Convention Center at 12:15 p.m. and returns after camera window. Shuttle will then depart media hotel at 2 p.m. for interview session.
         NO MULT BOX, USE OWN CAMERAS AND MICROPHONES.


Sunday, December 29

Georgia Offense Press Conference, 8:30 a.m.
Availability: Offensive Coordinator press conference for 15 minutes followed by five players for interviews.
Electronic media takes feed for coordinator; uses own cameras for video and mult boxes for audio for players.

Baylor Practice Camera Window, 12:30 p.m.
Availability: Cameras for 15 minutes.
Shuttle departs Marriott at the Convention Center at 11:45 a.m.

Georgia Practice Camera Window, 2 p.m.
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Availability: Cameras for 15 minutes. No interviews.
Shuttle departs Marriott at the Convention Center at 1:30 p.m.

Baylor Defense Press Conference, 3:15 p.m.
Team will be coming straight from practice so start time could slide later.
Availability: Defensive Coordinator press conference for 15 minutes followed by five players for interviews.
Electronic media takes feed for coordinator; uses own cameras for video and mult boxes for audio for players.


Monday, December 30

Georgia Defense Press Conference, 8:30 a.m.
Availability: Defensive Coordinator press conference for 15 minutes followed by five players for interviews.
Electronic media takes feed for coordinator; uses own cameras for video and mult boxes for audio for players.

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.

Baylor Offense Press Conference, 12 p.m.
Team will be coming straight from practice so start time could slide later.
Availability: Offensive Coordinator press conference for 15 minutes followed by five players for interviews.
Electronic media takes feed for coordinator; uses own cameras for video and mult boxes for audio for players.

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.


Tuesday, December 31

Georgia Head 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.

Baylor Head Coach Press Conference, 8:50 a.m.
Electronic media takes coach audio/video feed from distribution area.

Allstate Sugar Bowl New Year’s Eve Parade, 2-4 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.

Baylor Pep Rally, 4 p.m.
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. 

Georgia Pep Rally, 4:30 p.m.
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. 


Tuesday, 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.

86th 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)

12/19/19

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