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Allstate Sugar Bowl

Allstate Sugar Bowl
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Where: Superdome
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Allstate Sugar Bowl

One of the great college football traditions takes place in New Orleans each year when the Allstate Sugar Bowl, the second-oldest bowl game in the country, comes to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in early January to play host to the SEC champion (unless the SEC champion is involved in the national championship game) and another highly ranked opponent. The Sugar Bowl is a member of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) and has hosted several BCS national championship games previously.

The idea for a New Year's Day football game was originally presented by Colonel James M. Thomson, publisher for the New Orleans Item, and sports editor Fred Digby in 1927. By 1935, enough support had been received for the idea that the Sugar Bowl was born and played annually in New Orleans every year since with the exception of in 2006 when the game was played in the Georgia Dome due to the extensive damage received to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome from Hurricane Katrina. The game was originally played in Tulane Stadium until the stadium was demolished in 1975.

The Mercedes-Benz Superdome fills up fast, especially when there is a favorite local team playing, so if you can't manage to find a ticket to the game, still plan to come to New Orleans to root for your favorite team and join in the after-game festivities. Catch the Sugar Bowl from a great seat from one of New Orleans' many sports bars

While the game is the high-point of the New Year’s Eve festivities, Sugar Bowl events also include a prep football classic, a swimming invitational, a sailing regatta, a basketball classic, a pep rally and more.

For more information, please call (504) 828-2440 or visit

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