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"12 Days of…

Dec 21 - 23, 2014
There's holiday fun for the whole family in the historic Warehouse District… more

"Prospect.3: Notes…

Dec 21, 2014 - Jan 25, 2015
Prospect New Orleans, the International Contemporary Art Biennial,  will… more

"The Victory Belles…

Dec 21 - 21, 2014
Our popular, charming vocal trio is in a holiday mood! Come jingle all the way… more

“Dirty Dancing — The…

Dec 21 - 21, 2014
Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage is an unprecedented live experience,… more

Andrew Jackson: Hero…

Dec 21, 2014 - Mar 29, 2015
THNOC's exhibition tracks Jackson's rise from humble beginnings to immortality… more

Brunch with Santa at…

Dec 21 - 21, 2014
Join historical New Orleans characters at our annual Brunch with Santa and his… more

CELEBRATE THE BLACK…

Dec 21 - 21, 2014
Get your fix of Emeril's famed contemporary New Orleans cuisine at the flagship… more

CELEBRATE THE BLACK…

Dec 21 - 21, 2014
NOLA, the casual, funky eatery located in the heart of the French Quarter, is a… more

Celebration in the…

Dec 21, 2014 - Jan 03, 2015
City Park's annual holiday lighting exhibit and festival returns with one of… more

Christmas in the…

Dec 21, 2014 - Jan 01, 2015
Celebrate the season in New Orleans' historic Warehouse District with dazzling… more

Christmas New Orleans…

Dec 21 - 31, 2014
There's no place like New Orleans for the holidays during Christmas New Orleans… more

Holiday Home and…

Dec 21, 2014 - Jan 04, 2015
Visit the festively decorated residence and courtyard of General and Mrs. L.… more

Joe Krown Trio feat.…

Dec 21 - 21, 2014
Join us for the  Joe Krown Trio feat. Walter "Wolfman"… more

New Orleans Saints…

Dec 21 - 21, 2014
The New Orleans Saints & Atlanta Falcons kick-off at 12 noon. more

NOMA & The NOLA…

Dec 21 - 21, 2014
In December, NOMA's iconic Great Hall will be transformed by The NOLA Project… more

Oak Alley…

Dec 21 - 24, 2014
Tour the historic grounds, Slavery at Oak Alley Exhibit, Civil War Exhibit and… more

Prospect.3 - Basquiat…

Dec 21, 2014 - Jan 25, 2015
Curated by Franklin Sirmans, the Artistic Director for P.3: Notes for Now,… more

Prospect.3 - Keith…

Dec 21, 2014 - Jan 25, 2015
A selection of images from Calhoun and McCormick's extensive body of work on… more

Royal Teddy Bear Tea…

Dec 21 - 22, 2014
Little Princes & Princesses are crowned as they enter into our Magical… more

Self-Processing –…

Dec 21, 2014 - Jan 04, 2015
Before the instantaneous gratification of digital photography there was instant… more

"12 Days of…

Dec 21 - 23, 2014
There's holiday fun for the whole family in the historic Warehouse District… more

College Bowl Season Begins in New Orleans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contacts:
Jennifer Day or Jenn Lotz                                                                      Jennifer Reisfeld
New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau                                      Weber Shandwick
504-566-5019                                                                                         212-445-8336
jday@neworleanscvb.com/jlotz@neworleanscvb.com                        jreisfeld@webershandwick.com

College Bowl Season Begins in New Orleans
Two exciting football bowl games will draw thousands of fans to New Orleans this holiday season

NEW ORLEANS – Dec. 13, 2010 –Continuing its reputation as the country's best destination for sports and special events, New Orleans is prepared to welcome two annual college football favorites: The R + L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (Saturday, December 18; kickoff at 8 p.m. CST) and the 77th Annual Allstate Sugar Bowl Football Classic (Tuesday, January 4; kickoff at 7:30 p.m. CST) at the Louisiana Superdome.

“New Orleans is the perfect sporting city,” explained Stephen Perry, president and CEO of the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We have everything fans need to enjoy themselves before, during and after the game. This year visitors can enjoy pre-game festivities in the newly opened Champion Square at the Superdome complete with live musical performances and food and beverage service. For those not attending the game, our diverse offerings of bars, pubs and clubs provide a variety of options for visitors to watch in the company of fellow fans. And let’s not forget, New Orleans was voted #1 for Nightlife by Travel + Leisure readers so there will be plenty of fun to be had post-game as well.”

  • 10th R + L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: December 18, 2010, the Troy University Trojans and the Ohio University Bobcats will battle it out on the field for the 2010 R + L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. Festivities include the R + L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Fan Fest at Fulton Street on Friday December 17, 2010, at 6 pm. Fans are invited to attend and enjoy live music, Santa Claus and his reindeer and more at the Miracle on Fulton Street holiday experience. The R + L Carriers New Orleans Bowl’s estimated economic impact is $15 million.
  • 77th Allstate Sugar Bowl Football Classic: Celebrating its 77th anniversary, this year’s Sugar Bowl game on January 4, 2011, pits the University of Arkansas from the Southeastern Conference against Ohio State University from the Big Ten Conference for the first time in Sugar Bowl history. Last year’s Sugar Bowl Classic’s estimated economic impact was $140 million. Country music's Darius Rucker will highlight this year’s Allstate Fan Fest activities. Fan Fest is a free event which runs from Noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday, January 2 and Monday, January 3 on Decatur Street adjacent to the Hard Rock Café (Jax Brewery Parking Lot). The event will culminate with Rucker performing a free show beginning at 6 p.m. on January 3.

For assistance booking your trip to New Orleans, please call 1-800-672-6124 or visit www.neworleanscvb.com.

For information on packages and special discounts exclusively for visiting football fans: www.neworleanscvb.com/collegebowlgames.

Interviews to provide travel tips and suggestions for fans traveling to New Orleans available upon request.

The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau is the driving catalyst for New Orleans’ largest industry, strategically leading national and international marketing, public relations and visitor services efforts that attract millions of visitors, events, conventions and festivals. Consistently recognized as one of the top five CVBs in the country, the New Orleans CVB celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2010. For more information, please visit www.neworleanscvb.com.

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