Sugar Bowl 2014 News and Updates
10/18/13 - Get ready for a raucously good time as New Orleans welcomes the nation’s best athletes at the 80th annual Sugar Bowl. The Sugar Bowl typically presents the SEC Championship
team against another at-large BCS team to duke it out in Crescent City. So far, predictions are across the board: analysts have pitted the Alabama Crimson Tide opposite the Oregon Ducks
, which would be the first time a Pac-12
Team visits the Sugar Bowl, but perhaps more likely, LSU Tigers
against Clemson Tigers
or Wisconsin Badgers
, and South Carolina Gamecocks
versus Louisville Cardinals
. Sugar Bowl 2014 tickets average $288.
Sugar Bowl History
Founded in 1935, the Allstate Sugar Bowl is the second oldest college football bowl game along with the Orange Bowl
, and the Sun Bowl
, behind the Rose Bowl
. Join the party at Mercedes-Benz Superdome and cheer on your team for the sweetest title in the South
15 Heisman trophy winners have graced the gridiron at the Sugar Bowl, while 46 Hall of Fame coaches have called plays on the sideline; the Superdome has also hosted numerous BCS National Championship games in its 8-decade tenure. The latest championship (2012) showcased #2 Alabama utterly crushing #1 LSU, 21-0 for the crown; both Alabama and LSU have made the most Sugar appearances with 13 apiece. The most recent Sugar Bowl years have seen extremely close games, with an 18 point difference total in the last three matchups. Last year, #21 Louisville led a miraculous upset victory over favored #3 Florida Gators, and the prior year #13 Michigan Wolverines defeated #11 Virginia Tech Hokies.
In October of 2011, the newly renovated Mercedes-Benz Superdome was completed post-Hurricane Katrina. The $85 million venture is now a breathtaking venue hosting a myriad of world-class entertainment and is a landmark of architecture, but more importantly, of strength, for Louisiana and the city that rebuilt itself. Get there early to be a part of the Allstate Fan Jam at Champions Square for a taste of Southern hospitality. With oversized drinks, Cajun food, jazz music and the visiting school’s bands and cheer squads, it’s a three-hour long tailgate right outside of the stadium that is sure to give you a Big Easy-style welcome. Tickets go fast to see American football’s cream of the crop duke it out in this year’s guaranteed fun football fanfare!