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Media Credentials for the 41st Annual Bayou Classic

Application process now open for both the Bayou Classic Game and Battle of the Bands

 

The online media credential application process for the 41st Annual Bayou Classic game and Battle of the Bands & Greek Show is open. The application is available HERE or you can click on the “Request Media Credentials” link from the NEWS page of mybayouclassic.com to be taken to an online form to begin the media credentialing process.

 

In addition to basic contact information, the application requests proof of coverage from last year’s Bayou Classic. This can be submitted in the form with a web link or emailed to bayouclassicmedia@gmail.com.

 

Media credential requests will be reviewed by the Bayou Classic media team, including the Sports Information Directors from both Southern University & Grambling State University. Applying for credentials does not constitute approval of requested credentials. Approved credentials will be emailed to media in advance of this year’s Bayou Classic.

 

The deadline for applying is Monday, November 3, 2014.

 

The 41st Annual Bayou Classic game will be played on Saturday, November 29 at The Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. The Battle of the Bands & Greek Show will be held on Friday, November 28 also at The Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

 

For more information regarding the 41st Annual Bayou Classic or the week of ancillary events, visit www.mybayouclassic.com. You can also sign up for media updates on the site under the “Join our email list” in the bottom right corner of the home page – make sure to mark the “Media” check box.

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VIP Thanksgiving Day Parade Access With Your Bayou Classic Ticket!

Football season is almost here, and we have a sweet deal just for you!   Get a FREE VIP Thanksgiving Day Parade Pass when you purchase any $30 or higher Bayou Classic game ticket. 

 

The Bayou Classic Thanksgiving Day Parade is one of the highlights of the week-long series of events each year. With the purchase of a ticket valued at $30 or above for gameday, you will receive access to the VIP viewing area for the parade at Jackson Square.  Get your Bayou Classic ticket today to receive your VIP Parade Pass!

 

This offer valid for the first 100 tickets purchased from August 7-31, 2014.

 

Certain rules and restrictions may apply.

 

Visit Ticketmaster to purchase your tickets today! Or you can visit the following locations to purchase tickets:

  • New Orleans Arena Box Office (1501 Girod Street, New Orleans)
  • The Grambling State University Ticket Office
  • The Southern University Ticket Office

 

The code for this ticket promotion is: PARADE

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4 for 41 Tickets – Only in July!

Get 4 Bayou Classic Tickets for Only $41

 

Hurry and get your family’s tickets for the Bayou Classic! This special deal commemorates the Bayou Classic’s 41st anniversary, and is perfect for you and your family. Enjoy family friendly events like the Bayou Classic Thanksgiving Day Parade, Battle of the Bands & Greek Show, the game itself, Fan Festival and more!

 

This offer valid ONLY July 1-31, 2014. Certain rules and restrictions may apply.

 

Visit Ticketmaster HERE to purchase your tickets today! Or you can visit the following locations to purchase tickets:

  • New Orleans Arena Box Office (1501 Girod Street, New Orleans)
  • The Grambling State University Ticket Office
  • The Southern University Ticket Office 

 

The code for this ticket promotion is: 4FOR41

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Tickets on Sale for The 41st Annual Bayou Classic

Great affordable seats available on every seating level of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Tickets for the 41st Annual Bayou Classic are on sale.

The Bayou Classic is the iconic collegiate gridiron matchup between Grambling State University and Southern University, which will take place on Saturday, November 29, 2014 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Bayou Classic fans may also purchase tickets for the ever-popular Battle of the Bands & Greek Show to be held on Friday, November 28, 2014 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Tickets, which will be available on every seating level of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, can be purchased at:

 

  • The My Bayou Classic website (www.MyBayouClassic.com)
  • Ticketmaster (http://www.ticketmaster.com)
  • New Orleans Arena Box Office (1501 Girod Street, New Orleans)
  • The Grambling State University Ticket Office
  • The Southern University Ticket Office (F.G. Clark Activity Center, 801 Harding Blvd., Baton Rouge)

 

Ticket prices for the 41st Annual Bayou Classic (Saturday, November 29) are:

 

  • Premium Seats Plaza and Loge sidelines: $43
  • Plaza and Loge End Zones and all 500 level seats: $28
  • All terrace level seats: $18

Tickets for the Battle of the Bands and Greek Show (Friday, November 28) are:

 

  • Advanced Sale: $20.00
  • Day of event: $25.00

(All tickets sold for the Battle of the Bands and Greek Show are general admission) 

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Bayou Classic at the Smithsonian!

The Bayou Classic and Eddie G. Robinson Museum have been invited to be included in the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, opening on the National Mall in Washington, DC in 2015.

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Senator Landrieu awarded for her commitment to HBCUs across the country

Sen. Landrieu secured $224 million for the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and also included language in the funding bill encouraging the Air Force to continue utilizing the Minority Leaders Program for its research and development.

NOCCI President Dottie Belletto presents award to Regional Manager for Senator Mary Landrieu, LaVerne Saulny

 

The NOCCI Bayou Classic Management Team with Regional Manager for Senator Mary Landrieu, LaVerne Saulny

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Media Credential Application Process Now Open

The online media credential application process for the 40th Annual Bayou Classic game and Battle of the Bands & Greek Show is open. 

 

 Click on the “Request Media Credentials” link to be taken to an online form to begin the media credentialing process. In addition to contact information, the form also requests proof of coverage from last year’s Bayou Classic. This can be submitted in the form with a web link in the form or emailed to bayouclassicmedia@gmail.com.  

 

 Media credential requests will be reviewed by the Bayou Classic media team, including the Sports Information Directors from both Southern University & Grambling State University. Applying for credentials does not constitute approval of requested credentials. Approved credentials will be emailed to media in advance of this year’s Bayou Classic.
The deadline for applying is Friday, October 11, 2013.

 

 The 40th Annual Bayou Classic game will be played on Saturday, November 30 at The Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. The Battle of the Bands & Greek Show will be held on Friday, November 29 also at The Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
For more information regarding the 40th Annual Bayou Classic or the week of ancillary events, visit www.mybayouclassic.com. You can also sign up for media updates on the site under the “Join our email list” in the bottom right corner of the home page – make sure to mark the “Media” check box.   

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Hotel Packages Developed for Bayou Classic & Thanksgiving in New Orleans

Great, affordable hotel rates available throughout the Greater New Orleans area 

 

NEW ORLEANS – The 40th Annual Bayou Classic has recently announced special hotel rates that have been developed for this year’s weeklong series of events. Hotel rates start at $69 for Thanksgiving night and $105 per night for the weekend for visitors to this year’s Bayou Classic.
 
The Bayou Classic has proved to be an asset to the tourism industry in New Orleans over the last many years. With the expansion of programming to an entire weeklong series of events, the hospitality industry has embraced the Bayou Classic as a major holiday, tourism economic driver for New Orleans. As such, hoteliers are offering special discounted rates for the duration of the weeklong event.
 
 “The regional hotel industry is rolling out the red carpet of hospitality for this year’s Bayou Classic,” said Dottie Belletto, President of New Orleans Convention Company, Inc., the management firm of the 40th Annual Bayou Classic. “The continued growth of the Bayou Classic has encouraged New Orleans and its hotel industry to offer their best rates for the weeklong celebration that is the 40th Annual Bayou Classic.”
 
The following hotels are participating with special rates for the Bayou Classic:

Clarion Inn & Suites
1300 Canal Street
 $139 per night
 
Crown Plaza Airport- $105
2829 Williams Boulevard (Kenner)
$105 per night
 
Dauphine Orleans
415 Dauphine Street
$199 per night
 
French Market Inn
501 Decatur
$119 per night
 
Hilton Garden Inn
821 Gravier Street
$149 per night
 
Hilton New Orleans Riverside (Grambling Host Hotel)                                                   
Two Poydras Street
$159 per night
 
Holiday Inn Downtown – Superdome
330 Loyola Avenue
$69 per night (Thanksgiving night); $139 per night
 
Hotel St. Marie
827 Toulouse Street
$169 per night
 
Hyatt Regency New Orleans (Southern Host Hotel)
601 Loyola Avenue
$99 per night (Thanksgiving night); $164 per night
 
InterContinental     
444 St. Charles Avenue
$175 per night
 
Lafayette Hotel
600 St. Charles Avenue
$159 per night
 
New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal Street
$139 per night

For more information on the hotels, rates and to book rooms with special discount codes and/or web links, visit mybayouclassic.com.  Some hotels are also offering parking complimentary with packages.
 
“This is the 40th Anniversary of this iconic football game and we have worked hard, and will continue to do so, to make the Bayou Classic affordable, more fan, and more importantly, family friendly,” added Belletto.  “Our ticket prices have not changed from last year and we have secured the best hotel rates for our guests – our commitment to our fans that we want you in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for this 40th year.”
 
TICKETS ON SALE
Tickets for the 40th Annual Bayou Classic and the Battle of the Bands & Greek Show are on sale now. Tickets for both events can be purchased at the following locations: the Bayou Classic website (www.mybayouclassic.com), Ticketmaster, the New Orleans Arena Box Office, the Grambling State University Ticket Office or the Southern University Ticket Office.
 
ABOUT THE BAYOU CLASSIC
The Bayou Classic ( www.mybayouclassic.com ) features one of America’s greatest college sports rivalries, bringing the fans and alumni of Southern University and Grambling State University to New Orleans for a celebration of football, family and the traditions and pageantry surrounding Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Proceeds from the annual series of Bayou Classic events provide support to the campuses’ athletic programs and fund scholarships through the SU System Foundation and the Grambling University Foundation.
 
The Bayou Classic was supported last year by the following organizations for the 39th annual series of events –  State Farm, MillerCoors, US Marine Corps , Toyota, Louisiana Seafood Promotion & Marketing Board, The Home Depot®, The Coca-Cola Company, New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation (NOTMC), New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau, McDonalds, Cox Louisiana, Louisiana>AIDS (Louisiana Greater Than AIDS), The Rickey Smiley Morning Show, The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living, the French Market Corporation, Entergy, Visit Baton Rouge, Jacobs Engineering, State of Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism, L’Auberge Baton Rouge, Crystal Hot Sauce, CH2MHILL, The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc., the Downtown Development District and 100 Black Men of Atlanta.
 
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Jeffrey D. Ory, ABC, APR, il Stratega Marketing & Communication
(504) 458-5866; jeffrey@jeffreyory.com

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Young Talent to be Featured During the 40th Annual Bayou Classic

2nd Annual Future of HBCU Talent Program Launches – Applications being accepted now

 

NEW ORLEANS – Last year, Southern University and Grambling State University, two of the nation’s leading historically black colleges and universities (HBCU), launched a new program – the Future of HBCU Talent Program. The program was developed to recognize young talent outside of Louisiana and bring in high school marching bands and dance teams to participate each year in the weeklong series of events celebrating the Bayou Classic.

 

The application process for the 2nd Annual Future of HBCU Talent Program has opened and remains open until the deadline of Monday, July 15, 2013.

 

The program, launched in 2012, searches for outstanding talent to showcase their work as part of the Bayou Classic. This program recognizes high school bands and dance teams from outside of Louisiana, and allows them the opportunity to march in the Bayou Classic Thanksgiving Day Parade in New Orleans (this year on Thursday, November 28, 2013). The band and dance team chosen to participate will also have the opportunity to attend the weeklong series of Bayou Classic events, as well as participate in other events and programs.

 

The criteria for selection for this year’s program are:

 

  1. Each group must be affiliated with a primary education institution or an established community organization.
  2. Only youth groups may participate. All members must be 18 years or younger.
  3. Only groups outside of Louisiana are eligible for the Future of HBCU Talent program.
  4. A Band and dance troop affiliated with the same institution/organization may apply together or separately. However, if applying separately, and only one group is selected, the two may not be combined.
  5. Each group must be available for media interviews and to participate in a Bayou Classic Community Service Project.

 

Those that choose to apply can do so at www.myBayouClassic.com. The required items for application are:

 

  • Future of HBCU Talent Application (found on www.myBayouClassic.com)
  • One (1) video of performance
  • Minimum of three (3) photos in uniform

 

Each group selected to participate will be provided complimentary tickets to the Bayou Classic football game and a discounted rate on Battle of the Bands tickets. Water will also be provided along the parade route. Participating groups are responsible for meals, travel, and lodging accommodations.

 

 

Last year’s program saw both the Jacksonville Red Devils Marching Band from Jacksonville High School in Jacksonville, Arkansas and the Divas of Olive Branch Majorette Team from Memphis, Tennessee travel to New Orleans for the Bayou Classic.

 

“Last year the ‘Future of HBCU Talent’ program was a huge success and we are excited to continue the tradition of showcasing the talent and culture of our outstanding talent from across the nation,” said Dottie Belletto, President of New Orleans Convention Companies, Inc., the management firm of The 40th Annual Bayou Classic. “We are thrilled to once again introduce these young people to HBCU institutions, as they are the future leaders that will continue the success, traditions and innovations that our HBCUs across the country provide our nation.”

 

For more information visit about the Bayou Classic and the 2nd Annual Future of HBCU Talent Program visit www.myBayouClassic.com or call (504)293-2614.

 

About The Bayou Classic
The Bayou Classic ( www.myBayouClassic.com ) features one of America’s greatest college sports rivalries, bringing the fans and alumni of Southern University and Grambling State University to New Orleans for a celebration of football, family and the traditions and pageantry surrounding Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Proceeds from the annual series of Bayou Classic events provide support to the campuses’ athletic programs and fund scholarships through the SU System Foundation and the GSU Foundation.

 
The Bayou Classic was supported last year by the following organizations for the 39th annual series of events –  State Farm, MillerCoors, US Marine Corps , Toyota, Louisiana Seafood Promotion & Marketing Board, The Home Depot®, The Coca-Cola Company, New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation (NOTMC), New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau, McDonalds, Cox Louisiana, Louisiana>AIDS (Louisiana Greater Than AIDS), The Rickey Smiley Morning Show, The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living, the French Market Corporation, Entergy, Visit Baton Rouge, Jacobs Engineering, State of Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism, L’Auberge Baton Rouge, Crystal Hot Sauce, CH2MHILL, The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc., the Downtown Development District and 100 Black Men of Atlanta.

 

Ticket Information

Tickets for the 40th Annual Bayou Classic and the Battle of the Bands & Greek Show are on sale now, Tickets for both events can be purchased at the following locations: the Bayou Classic website (www.mybayouclassic.com), Ticketmaster, the New Orleans Arena Box Office, the Grambling State University Ticket Office or the Southern University Ticket Office.

 

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The 40th Annual Bayou Classic – Tickets on Sale Now!

Great affordable seats available on every seating level of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome
 

NEW ORLEANS –  Tickets for the 40th Annual Bayou Classic go on sale tomorrow – Saturday, June 1 at 10 am. The Bayou Classic is the iconic collegiate gridiron matchup between Grambling State University and Southern University, which will take place on Saturday, November 30, 2013 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
 
Bayou Classic fans can also purchase tickets for the ever-popular Battle of the Bands & Greek Show to be held on Friday, November 29, 2013 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
 
Tickets, which will be available on every seating level of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, can be purchased at:

  • The My Bayou Classic website (www.MyBayouClassic.com)
  • Ticketmaster (http://www.ticketmaster.com)
  • New Orleans Arena Box Office (1501 Girod Street, New Orleans)
  • The Grambling State University Ticket Office
  • The Southern University Ticket Office (F.G. Clark Activity Center, 801 Harding Blvd., Baton Rouge)

“This is the 40th Anniversary of this iconic football game and we have worked hard, and will continue to do so, to make the Bayou Classic affordable, more fan, and more importantly, family friendly,” said Dottie Belletto, President of New Orleans Convention Company, Inc., the management firm of the 40thAnnual Bayou Classic. “Our ticket prices have not changed from last year – our commitment to our fans that we want you in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for this 40th year.”
 
Ticket prices for the 40thAnnual Bayou Classic (Saturday, November 30) are:

  • Premium Seats Plaza and Loge sidelines: $45
  • Plaza and Loge End Zones and all 500 level seats: $30
  • All terrace level seats: $18

Tickets for the Battle of the Bands and Greek Show (Friday, November 29) are:

  • Advanced Sale: $20.00
  • Day of event: $25.00

(All tickets sold for the Battle of the Bands and Greek Show are general admission)
 
ABOUT THE BAYOU CLASSIC
The Bayou Classic ( www.mybayouclassic.com ) features one of America’s greatest college sports rivalries, bringing the fans and alumni of Southern University and Grambling State University to New Orleans for a celebration of football, family and the traditions and pageantry surrounding Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Proceeds from the annual series of Bayou Classic events provide support to the campuses’ athletic programs and fund scholarships through the SU System Foundation and the GSU Foundation.
 
The Bayou Classic was supported last year by the following organizations for the 39 th annual series of events –  State Farm, MillerCoors, US Marine Corps , Toyota, Louisiana Seafood Promotion & Marketing Board, The Home Depot®, The Coca-Cola Company, New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation (NOTMC), New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau, McDonalds, Cox Louisiana, Louisiana>AIDS (Louisiana Greater Than AIDS), The Rickey Smiley Morning Show, The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living, the French Market Corporation, Entergy, Visit Baton Rouge, Jacobs Engineering, State of Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism, L’Auberge Baton Rouge, Crystal Hot Sauce, CH2MHILL, The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc., the Downtown Development District and 100 Black Men of Atlanta.
 

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Jeffrey D. Ory, ABC, APR, il Stratega Marketing & Communication
(504) 458-5866; jeffrey@jeffreyory.com
 

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