With two exciting football bowl games on the way, New Orleans' Tourism Industry is ready to welcome fans with plenty of hotel options and unparalleled hospitality and culture!
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl - December 21, 2008
75th Allstate Sugar Bowl Football Classic - January 2, 2009
- R + L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: December 21, 2008, the Troy University Trojans and the University of Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles will battle it out on the field for the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. The annual football game matches up the best of the Sunbelt Conference and Conference USA. Last year's game estimated 25,146 attendees. Other festivities include the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Fan Fest at Fulton Street on Saturday, December 20.
- 75th Allstate Sugar Bowl Football Classic: Celebrating its 75th anniversary, this year's Sugar Bowl game on January 2, 2009, features the University of Alabama Crimson Tide from the Southeastern Conference and the University of Utah Utes from the Mountain West Conference. Last year approximately 74,383 people attended the game, with thousands more visiting the city and an estimated economic impact of $164 million. Sugar Bowl festivities include the Allstate Sugar Bowl Fan Fest to be held near Jax Brewery on Decatur Street in the French Quarter on Wednesday, December 31 and Thursday, January 1. Sugar Bowl visitors also can ring in 2009 with a number of New Year's Eve festivities planned in New Orleans.
With over 18,000 hotel rooms within walking distance of the Superdome, 33,000 hotel rooms city-wide and more restaurants open than ever, New Orleans' hospitality industry is ready to greet football fans from around the country.
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