Sugar Bowl venues
Sugar Bowl Tickets
Event: Sugar Bowl
League: NCAA Division I
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
2018 Season Matchup: Georgia vs. Texas
Last Five Winners: Texas, Alabama, Oklahoma, Ole Miss and Ohio State
Sugar Bowl TicketsWith the first game played on Jan. 1, 1935, the Sugar Bowl is a long-running college football playoff game held in New Orleans. The Sugar Bowl is the second-oldest bowl game in the NCAA behind the Rose Bowl. The bowl game originated in Tulane Stadium before moving to the Superdome in 1975. Despite its connection to the Southeastern Conference, the Sugar Bowl did not host an SEC team only four years in the first 60 bowl games. As part of the New Year's Six, the Sugar Bowl is in the playoff rotation alongside the Cotton, Fiesta, Orange, Peach and Rose bowls with the next playoff event being held after the 2020 season. The Sugar Bowl is part of the Bowl Championship Series, so the event has hosted the BSC National Championship game in 2000 and 2004. During those years, the national champions were Florida State and LSU. In 2017, the Sugar Bowl hosted the Clemson-Alabama playoff, which is a fierce rivalry. Pick up your 2020 Sugar Bowl tickets at StubHub to experience college football at its best!
Where can I purchase 2020 Sugar Bowl tickets?2020 Sugar Bowl tickets can be purchased directly through StubHub, which offers a variety of seating options at different prices.
What conferences play in the Sugar Bowl?Before 2014, the top five games in NCAA college football were selected though the Bowl Championship Series while the other bowls outside of the system had contracts with specific conferences to offer bids. If the teams were eligible for a bowl game, they had an opportunity to be selected based on those contracts. Now, the New Year's Six bowl games have tie-ins from the eight largest conferences. The Sugar Bowl always hosts the top team in the SEC No. 1 vs. the top team in the Big 12. The Rose Bowl hosts the top Big 10 No. 1 team vs. the top Pac-12. The Orange Bowl hosts the top ACC team vs. the top SEC No. 2 team, Big Ten No. 12 or Notre Dame, which is in the Independent Conference. The Cotton, Fiesta and Peach Bowl teams are selected by a committee.
How big is the Mercedes-Benz Superdome?The stadium can hold 73,208 spectators with the ability to expand up to 76,468.
How is the tailgating scene at the Sugar Bowl?The SEC tailgates tend to be better than the Big 12 since the fans are more local. With that being said, there are a variety of bars and restaurants around the stadium to enjoy before the game. Also, Mercedes-Benz features a hospitality tent that you can enter with a valid ticket to the game. Allstate features the Sugar Bowl Fan Jam, which begins three hours before kickoff with food, interactive entertainment and games as well as special appearances by each team's cheerleading squads and bands.
What are some notable rivalries at the Sugar Bowl?Over the years, several fierce rivalries have faced off in the Sugar Bowl game. These include Texas vs. Alabama in 1948, Oklahoma vs. LSU in 1950, Ole Miss vs. Texas in 1958, LSU vs. Clemson in 1959, Ole Miss vs. LSU in 1960, Alabama vs. Ole Miss in 1964, Notre Dame vs. Alabama in 1973, Alabama vs. Ohio State in 1978, Florida vs. Florida State in 1995 and 1997, Miami vs. Florida in 2001, Ohio State vs. Alabama in 2015, Alabama vs. Clemson in 2018 and Texas vs. Georgia in 2019.
On what date is the Sugar Bowl?Since the Sugar Bowl game is part of the New Year's Six, with the Cotton, Fiesta, Orange, Peach and Rose bowls, the game is held on Jan. 1 of each year.
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