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Allstate Sugar Bowl Nominated for 2009 SportsTravel Award

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


SportsTravel magazine has announced that the 2009 Allstate Sugar Bowl has been nominated for a 2009 SportsTravel Award. Events are nominated and then voted upon by the readers of SportsTravel, the sports world's event magazine. Criteria for nomination and voting include superior organization of and attendance at the event, a superior experience for the competitors and/or spectators at the event, and how the site or venue served to enhance the event.

Official ballots are available in the August and September issues of SportsTravel magazine. Readers may also find more information and vote online at Final balloting is open through September 14, 2009. Winners will be announced at the TEAMS 2009 Conference & Expo, October 13-17, 2009, in New Orleans.

The 2009 Allstate Sugar Bowl marked the 75th Anniversary of the New Orleans classic. It featured the University of Utah upending the University of Alabama, 31-17, before a sellout crowd of 71,872 fans. The economic impact of the game on the region reached over $167 million.

"Events such as this one are a prime example of the achievement of excellence in the organization and management of sporting events," said Timothy Schneider, publisher of SportsTravel magazine, which organizes the TEAMS Conference & Expo. "SportsTravel readers are the leaders of the sports-event industry and they know what it takes to execute a high-quality event," said Schneider. "The SportsTravel Awards program is an opportunity for them to honor their peers for a job well done."

The ballot includes nominees in amateur, collegiate and professional categories. Awards in those three categories will be given for best single-sport event, best multi-sport or multi-discipline event, and best sports event series or circuit. Voters will also pick the best new sports event and an overall Sports Event of the Year from among the nominated events.

The TEAMS 2009 Conference and Expo is the world's largest annual gathering for the sports event and sports-related travel industry. For further information or to register, visit