The New Orleans Bowl has been played at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans every year since 2001 with the exception to 2005 due to the devastating results of Hurricane Katrina. The New Orleans Bowl is currently sponsored by R+L Carriers and has been since 2006 replacing the Wyndham Hotels & Resorts sponsorship. The R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl has conference tie-ins with the Sun Belt and C-USA pitting the Sun Belt champion vs. a bowl eligible Conference USA team.
The R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl has become one of the best attended non-BCS bowl game after setting a record attendance in the 2012 New Orleans Bowl that featured Louisiana Lafayette and East Carolina. This exciting college football bowl game is growing every year with great matchups in one of the liveliest cities in the United States. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for New Orleans Bowl tickets.
2013 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Preview
The 2013 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl will be played on December 21 at 8:00 PM at the Superdome in New Orleans. The New Orleans Bowl bids go to the Sun Belt and Conference USA. Since the Sun Belt has two bowl bids the New Orleans Bowl recieves the first selection before the GoDaddy.com Bowl. If the C-USA does not have a bowl eligible candidate than an at-large team will be choosen as an alternate.
Last year Louisiana Lafayette took control of the game early jumping ahead of the Pirates 14-0 by the start of the second quarter. With only three minutes left in the second quarter East Carolina added two touchdowns to cut the Cajuns lead down to ten. In the second half of the New Orleans Bowl the Pirates found a way to tie the game but could not keep ULL from taking the lead back in the fourth quarter to win 43-34.
Check out our New Orleans Bowl Preview History page for previews of previous New Orleans Bowl games.
The New Orleans Bowl at the Superdome Address: 1500 Poydras St, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70112
The Mercedes-Benz Superdome in downtown New Orleans is the largest fixed dome structure in the world, and has a capacity of more than 70,000. The Sun Belt team sideline is along the west side of the stadium in front of sections 140-149. The Conference USA team will occupy the east sideline in front of sections 111-121.
This is known as the Plaza, and the sections in the corners of the end zone typically start a little further away from the field. Sections 141-143 and 113-115 are considered club seating and are the best sections in the Superdome. The home sideline is Sections 139-145.
Called the Loge in the end zones and Club along the sidelines, is still a very good view of the field. There are only four rows in each 200 level section.
Called Terrace seating, this is the upper deck of the Superdome and will be the cheapest seats in the venue. They run from Row 7 to Row 36.
New Orleans Bowl Event Guide
What's the best way to get to the Superdome?
If you are staying in the French Quarter, walking is an option though it is quite length. If there is no shuttle available at your hotel, calling a cab is always the best mode of transportation to the game.
Where should I stay in New Orleans when attending the New Orleans Bowl?
Though getting as close to the Superdome as possible makes for an easy hike to the game, it's not always the best option as there are much safer and nicer areas of New Orleans. The French Quarters is littered with nice hotel options and there is always something going on off Canal Street.
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Explosive New Orleans Bowl The Ragin Cajuns and Aztecs will bring their high octane offenses into the Superdome Dec. 17 for an air show before an expected record crowd for this bowl game. Emotions will run high as these two teams play for the first time ever. Both teams have a New Orleans connection as many great athletes have been recruited to play for these schools from this area. So, join me in attending what may prove to be the greatest New Orleans Bowl since it's inception. December 6, 2011