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Bayou Classic Signs Extension with NBC Sports Group; New Kickoff Time for Annual Football Contest

Bayou Classic and NBC work together to promote the importance of HBCU traditions

 

NEW ORLEANS – The Bayou Classic team announced today that the 42nd Annual Bayou Classic will once again be broadcast on NBC, but this year will move to the broadcast company’s cable network – NBC Sports Network. The agreement between The Bayou Classic and NBC Sports Group extends the broadcast of the Bayou Classic on NBC Sports Network for another year.
 
NBC Sports Group has been the home of The Bayou Classic since 1991.
   
“The landscape of television sports is changing and it is important to us that the Bayou Classic continue to be an integral part of that landscape,” said Dottie Belletto, President of New Orleans Convention Company, Inc. (NOCCI), the management firm of the 42nd Annual Bayou Classic. “Coming off one of Bayou Classic’s best and most dramatic seasons in decades, we could not be more proud to extend this historic partnership and are excited that this extension offers enhanced opportunities that allow us to bring Bayou Classic to fans on more platforms than ever before.”

 

Also new for 2015, the kickoff time for the Annual Bayou Classic has been moved from its traditional 1:30 pm CST to a new kickoff time of 4:00 pm CST. This is also a change from earlier dissemination of a 2:00 pm CST kickoff.

 

“This later kickoff time makes this the first time the Bayou Classic will see a prime-time matchup both in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and on broadcast,” added Belletto. “While our relationship with NBC Sports is longstanding, this new relationship opens up additional avenues to expand the breadth of Bayou Classic-related sports programming both in the game broadcast and in advance promotions and marketing efforts.”

   
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 42nd Annual Bayou Classic will be played on Saturday, November 28, 2015.

 

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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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ONLY IN JULY: 2 tickets for $42

Tickets for the 42nd Annual Bayou Classic are on sale NOW.

 

Hurry and get your family’s tickets for the Bayou Classic with special deal just in July! This special deal commemorates the Bayou Classic’s 42nd anniversary, and is perfect for you and your family. For July, select tickets in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome will be 2 tickets for $42.

 

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, 2015.

 

Certain seats/sections, rules and restrictions may apply.

 

Visit Ticketmaster HERE to purchase your tickets today!

 

The code for this ticket promotion is: 2FOR42

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NOCCI Named Bayou Classic Management Team Again

Event management firm, New Orleans Convention Company, Inc. (NOCCI), has once again been selected for the 42nd Annual Bayou Classic. NOCCI has been the event management firm for the series of events for the last four year. NOCCI will once again be the management company for the planning, marketing and execution for all Bayou Classic events held in New Orleans the week of Thanksgiving.

 

“We are eagerly planning the 42nd Annual Bayou Classic and are extremely proud to be chosen again as the management firm for this game and its events,” said Dottie Belletto, President and CEO of NOCCI. “We will build upon last year’s accomplishments, including remarks that the 41st Annual Bayou Classic re-energized the event.”

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Tickets on sale for the 42nd Annual Bayou Classic

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

 

Tickets for the 42nd 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 28, 2015 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 27, 2015 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 28) are:

 

  • Premium Seats Plaza and Loge sidelines: $50
  • 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 27) 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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ICONIC BAYOU CLASSIC TROPHY HEADS TO SMITHSONIAN

An iconic piece of Bayou Classic will find a permanent home in a prestigious national museum.

The Bayou Classic trophy was handed to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture last Friday. The trophy was given to the winner of the Southern versus Grambling State football game annually and was retired after the 41st Annual rivalry game in November.

 

“The Bayou Classic has become the pre-eminent sporting event within HBCU events,” says Smithsonian sports curator Damion Thomas. “It’s an honor to have this iconic trophy be a part of the museum’s collection.”

 

The trophy will be among the first exhibitions to open in the new 400,000 square foot space set to open next year in Washington D.C.

 

New Orleans Convention Company, Inc. ( NOCCI), the event management company for the Bayou Classic, and its Owner/President Dottie Belletto were instrumental in developing this opportunity with the Smithsonian and securing a permanent location to showcase this iconic symbol of the Bayou Classic and HBCU history.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We are on a ROLL! We Celebrate the Jaguars & Tigers Winning Streak with $5 OFF ANY TICKET

As we continue to prepare for the 41st Annual Bayou Classic Celebration,
we’ve released ANOTHER GREAT TICKET DEAL!

The Grambling Tigers are 5 -0 in the SWAC and the Southern Jaguars are 3-1 in the SWAC. Both teams are on a roll and we want to celebrate their winning season thus far with a special ticket deal just for this year’s Bayou Classic.


We are offering our friends, family, alumni and fans $5 OFF ANY TICKET for the next WEEK!

Hurry and get your family’s tickets for the Bayou Classic!

This offer valid ONLY until Friday October 31, 2014. 

Tickets can be purchased at the following locations:

  • The Bayou Classic website ( www.mybayouclassic.com)
  • Ticketmaster (Click HERE)
  • The New Orleans Arena Box Office
  • The Grambling State University Ticket Office
  • The Southern University Ticket Office

 

Visit HERE to purchase your tickets and use Ticketmaster promotion code BC5OFF to gain $5 off any ticket purchased.

And don’t forget to get your tickets to the Battle of the Bands & Greek Show for the Friday night before the big game. Get your tickets for Battle of the Bands & Greek Show HERE.

Purchase your tickets now to see one of the country’s greatest college sports rivalries, as the Grambling Tigers take on the Southern Jaguars in the 41st Annual Bayou Classic football game.  This year’s Bayou Classic winner could take play in the SWAC Championship game.  

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2 for 20 Tickets – Only in October!


Get 2 Bayou Classic Tickets for Only $20

 

Hurry and get your family’s tickets for the Bayou Classic!

 


This special deal commemorates Bayou Classic’s 20/20 tie between the Grambling Tigers and the Southern Jaguars, 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 October 1-31, 2014.

 


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


 

Visit HERE to purchase your tickets and use Ticketmaster promotion code 2FOR20 for your two $20 tickets.


 

Certain seat restrictions apply. This promotion is valid now until October 31.

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Get Close to the Bayou Classic Action for $20

As we continue to prepare for the 41st Annual Bayou Classic Celebration, we’ve released our BEST DEAL YET!

We are offering our friends, family, alumni and fans, a 200-level Bayou Classic football game ticket for only $20!

Sit up-close-and-personal to the action as the Grambling State Tigers take on the Southern University Jaguars in a gridiron matchup to see who breaks the 20/20 tie this year inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Tickets can be purchased at the following locations:

* The Bayou Classic website (www.mybayouclassic.com)
* Ticketmaster (Click HERE)
* The New Orleans Arena Box Office
* The Grambling State University Ticket Office
* The Southern University Ticket Office

Visit HERE to purchase your tickets and use Ticketmaster promotion code BC2020 for your $20 tickets.

Certain seat restrictions apply. This promotion is valid now until September 30.

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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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