Sugar Bowl Media Schedule 2017-12-22T09:35:42+00:00
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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

2018 Allstate Sugar Bowl Credential Pick-up at Media Hotel
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.


Media Schedule for 2018 Allstate Sugar Bowl

Wednesday, December 27

Important Airport Arrival Information for Media

Alabama Welcome, 10 a.m.
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 8:30 a.m. Times could change due to travel/flight schedules.
Electronic media takes coach audio/video feed from distribution. Use own cameras for photo op.

Clemson Welcome, 3 p.m.
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 1:30 p.m. 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 28

Clemson Defense Press Conference, 8:40 a.m.
Availability: Defensive Coordinator Brent Venables, Christian Wilkins (DT) and Ryan Carter (CB) in Ballroom C-F; Austin Bryant (DE), Clelin Ferrell (DE) and Dorian O’Daniel (LB) in Ballroom A-B. Interviewees switch rooms.
Use own cameras for video and mult boxes for audio.

Alabama Offense Press Conference, 9:35 a.m.
Availability: Offensive Coordinator Brian Daboll, Bradley Bozeman (C) and Damien Harris (RB) in Ballroom C-F; Jalen Hurts (QB), Calvin Ridley (WR) and Jonah Williams (OT) in Ballroom A-B. Interviewees switch rooms.
Use own cameras for video and mult boxes for audio.

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

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

Alabama Hospital Visit, 3:30 p.m.
Availability: Photo/Video Opportunity Only – No Interviews
Shuttle departs Marriott at the Convention Center at 2:50 p.m.


Friday, December 29

Clemson Offense Press Conference, 8:40 a.m.
Co-Offensive Coordinator Tony Elliott, Travis Etienne (RB) and Mitch Hyatt (LT) in Ballroom C-F; Co-Offensive Coordinator Jeff Scott, Kelly Bryant (QB) and Hunter Renfrow (WR) in Ballroom A-B. Interviewees switch rooms.
Use own cameras for video and mult boxes for audio. 

Alabama Defense Press Conference, 9:35 a.m.
Defensive Coordinator Jeremy Pruitt, Rashaan Evans (LB) and Levi Wallace (DB) in Ballroom C-F; Minkah Fitzpatrick (DB), Da’Ron Payne (DL) and Ronnie Harrison (DB) in Ballroom A-B. Interviewees switch rooms.
Use own cameras for video and mult boxes for audio.


Saturday, December 30

Important Media Day Information for Media

Alabama Media Day, 8-8:45 a.m.
Availability: 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 and for assistant coaches.
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.

ESPN Talent Availability, 8:45 a.m.
ESPN’s Allstate Sugar Bowl television broadcast team (1983 Sugar Bowl MVP Todd Blackledge, Joe Tessitore, Holly Rowe) available for informal interviews at midfield.

Clemson Media Day, 9:15-10 a.m.
Availability: 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 and for assistant coaches.
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.

Allstate Sugar Bowl/Extra Yard for Teachers Press Conference, 10 a.m.
Representatives from the Allstate Sugar Bowl and Extra Yard for Teachers will make a special announcement. After the main announcement, representatives will be available for one-on-one interviews.
Electronic media uses own cameras for video, mult boxes for audio.

Clemson Hospital Visit, 10:25 a.m.
Photo/Video Opportunity Only – No Interviews
Shuttle departs Superdome at 10 a.m.

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.

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

Clemson Practice/Availability, 3 p.m.
Availability: Cameras for 15 minutes.
Shuttle departs Marriott at the Convention Center at 2:15 p.m.

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

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 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 31

Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney 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.

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

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

Clemson Pep Rally, 1 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.

Allstate Sugar Bowl New Year’s Eve Parade, 2:30-5 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.

Alabama 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.


Monday, 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.

2018 PLAYOFF SEMIFINAL AT THE ALLSTATE SUGAR BOWL, 7:45 p.m.
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Start time could slide based on Rose Bowl.

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

12/22/17

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