December 23, 2013 | Upcoming Events

Sugar BowlOkay Football fans, who’s ready for some football? The All State Sugar Bowl is just around the corner on Jan. 2 at the Mercedes Benz Superdome. This year’s game with the powerhouse Alabama football team taking on the strong Oklahoma Sooners promises to be an exciting matchup.

Tickets are selling fast for the game, but one lucky fan won’t need to buy tickets. That’s right, we’re giving away of pair tickets to the game on Jan. 2.

It’s easy to enter: just take a picture of yourself showing off your college football spirit. Or send us a picture of you showing your spirit at a college football game! Send that picture to us at

Whoever shows the most spirit will get a pair of tickets to the big game!

All entries must be received by Monday, Dec. 30 at noon CST.

About the Allstate Sugar Bowl

The 80th Annual Allstate Sugar Bowl puts together two legendary college football programs – Alabama from the SEC and Oklahoma from the Big 12 – in a showdown in the Mercedes Benz Superdome.

Alabama will tie the most Sugar Bowl appearances with SEC rivals LSU at 14. Their last appearance was in 2009. It's Oklahoma’s first appearance since 2004. Oklahoma is ranked #11 nationally and plan on showing the #3 ranked Alabama they’re here to play.  Like just about every Sugar Bowl, it should be an exciting game.

Game time is 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 2, 2014. If you can't make it to the game, you can watch the game on ESPN.

Sugar Bowl Festivities

The big game isn’t the only thing going on that week.

The Allstate Fan Fest runs from Dec. 31 to Jan. 1. As always it will feature lots of live music, football themed activities and school pep rallies to get you in the mood for some football.

As far as the music, on Dec. 31, American rock favorites, O.A.R. take to the Allstate Fan Fest stage at 6:15 p.m.

On January 1 at 6:15 p.m., the alt rock band Imagine Dragons will perform for fans.

For fans that can’t make it in person, they can watch the concert livestreamed at They can also go to before midnight on Dec. 27 to enter to win a spot in an intimate video chat with the before they head on stage.  

This year, Fan Fest is located near Jackson Square in the Jax Brewery parking lot off Decatur Street (418 North Peters Street).

Right before the game, starting at 4 p.m. and running until kickoff, is the Allstate Sugar Bowl Fan Jam.  It’s world class tailgating, New Orleans style with food, games, musical entertainment, and appearances by both schools’ bands and cheerleaders.

Both events are free for fans of all ages.

Fine Print:

Winner will be picked by the staff. Our decision is final.

All the fine print.