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Allstate Sugar Bowl

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Sugar Bowl

The Annual Allstate Sugar Bowl takes place each year in the Caesars Superdome and has remained one of the most prominent and successful bowl games in the nation.

Since 1935 and throughout its over 80 year history, the organization’s goal is to create the best game possible. Sugar Bowl fans have experienced 23 national championship teams as well as seven match-ups between the top two teams in the nation - true national championship games.

Throughout history, the mission of the Sugar Bowl has been to stage amateur athletic events for the purpose of promoting the singular allure of New Orleans while creating a positive climate for the local economy by bringing more than 100,000 visitors annually to the Crescent City.

Sugar Bowl History

The Sugar Bowl has been played every year since 1935, making it one of the second oldest bowl games (along with the Orange Bowl and Sun Bowl) behind the Rose Bowl. It’s a member of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) and has a longstanding tradition of featuring an SEC team. Now that relationship becomes even more set in stone as the game will feature the SEC and Big 12 conference champions, unless those teams are playing in the national championship game or if the Sugar Bowl is hosting a playoff semi-final game. 

Sugar Bowl Festivities

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

The Allstate Fan Fest features fun, family friendly activities with free admission.  There will be live music, football themed activities and school pep rallies to get you in the mood for some football – not to mention The Allstate Sugar Bowl New Year’s Eve Parade, The fun  begins at the intersection of Elysian Fields Avenue and Decatur Street at 2:30 p.m. and rolls through the French Quarter, passing by AllState Fan Fest (in the parking lot of Jax Brewery) on its way to Canal Street.


NEW ORLEANS (September 6, 2023) – The 2024 Allstate Sugar Bowl is sold out, the Sugar Bowl Committee announced on Wednesday. This year's game (Monday, January 1) will double as a College Football Playoff Semifinal and will be televised live by ESPN from the Caesars Superdome beginning at 7:45 p.m. (Central). The 90th annual Sugar Bowl Classic will feature over 68,000 fans (capacity is 68,400) for the 67th time in its history.
While the game is officially sold out, the Sugar Bowl Committee encourages fans still looking to purchase tickets to visit Ticketmaster as the official verified resale platform of the 2024 Playoff Semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl.
The Allstate Sugar Bowl will be doubling as a College Football Playoff (CFP) Semifinal for the fourth time since the start of the new college football postseason format which was established for the 2014 season. The three previous Playoff Semifinals combined for nearly 70 million worldwide viewers on ESPN's platforms.
This season will mark the final year of the current four-team format for the CFP. Starting with the 2024 regular season, the CFP will expand to a 12-team playoff. The Allstate Sugar Bowl will host Playoff Quarterfinals following both the 2024 and 2025 seasons.
You can join the official mailing list for Allstate Sugar Bowl ticket information by creating an account at: https://am.ticketmaster.com/sugarbowl/. Members of the mailing list will get the first opportunity for tickets and special offers in the future.
The match-up for the 2024 Allstate Sugar Bowl will be determined by the CFP Selection Committee. The Committee will rank the top teams in the country with the top four in the final ranking (to be released Sunday, December 3, on a live ESPN broadcast) being paired up in the Playoff Semifinals. The other Playoff Semifinal will be played at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. The winners of the two semifinal games will advance to play in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game in Houston on January 8.
Other activities during the week of the Allstate Sugar Bowl will include the Allstate Sugar Bowl New Year's Eve Parade and the Allstate Sugar Bowl Tailgate Town. The New Year's Eve Parade is a Mardi Gras-style parade with floats, bands and other participants that is sure to entertain fans young and old on the afternoon of December 31 in the French Quarter. Located in Champions Square on the campus of the legendary Superdome, Tailgate Town is the official pregame festival of the Allstate Sugar Bowl. The bands and cheerleaders of the participating schools are scheduled to make appearances at both events.