2016 TaxSlayer Bowl Media Guide
TaxSlayer Bowl Media Guide
Game Day Parking
Members of the media should request parking passes at the time of their media credential request. Parking can be picked up with credentials at the TaxSlayer Bowl Office on December 28 – January 1.
Official Media Headquarters Hotel – Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
The Hyatt Regency Hotel has been designated the Official Media Hotel for the TaxSlayer Bowl. A limited number of rooms have been reserved for the media. All media room requests must be made online through the TaxSlayer Bowl website via the Media Credential Request Form. All reservations must be secured with a credit card. The credit card does not guarantee a hotel room until your request of credentials is approved and a hotel confirmation number has been assigned. Credential approval and hotel confirmation numbers will be sent via email by the December 19 cut-off date.
Media Hospitality Suite – Hyatt Regency Hotel
The media hospitality suite will be open 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on December 30, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and on December 31 & January 1 at 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. on December 31.
Spouse / Guest Tickets
A limited number of game tickets are held for the media and are available on an “as available” basis. Those interested should contact Bret Guice at 904-798-1700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The daily practice schedules and interview policies will be provided by the Sports Information Directors of both universities. All interviews with coaches and/or players must be cleared through each SID.
To ensure a professional working environment, no children, spouses or other non-working personnel will be permitted in the press box or on the field. Seats will be assigned – check the press seating chart upon arrival in the press box.
Press Box Phone Lines
There are no permanent phone lines in the Press Box. To order a phone line you must call Jason Morrill, Telecommunications Adm. at 904-633-6125. There are 5 pool phones in the press box for general media use at no charge.
Wireless is available in the Press Box and in the Photo/editing areas
There will be a fax machine in the Press Box. A telephone credit card will be required for use of the fax machine.
Members of the media will receive a TaxSlayer Bowl Official Game Program, Media Guide and flip-chart. The two universities will also provide a Bowl media guide from their respective schools. A play-by-play information sheet will be distributed after each quarter. At halftime, game statistics will be available. Following the game, complete statistics, team, individual and scoring summary along with postgame coaches and players quotes will be available in the press box.
Working Press: Press Box Lounge, 9:00 a.m.
Photographers: Training Table, 9:00 a.m.
Post Game Interviews
Media credentialed for the Press Box will be permitted to go to field level with approximately 5 minutes left in the game. Each university will set its own policies regarding postgame, locker room interviews. Contact both Sports Information Directors to determine their respective policies.
The postgame press conference area is located in the Theatre Room south of the Home Team field tunnel. The losing coach will be invited to go first.
All special requests for in-stadium filming must be directed to Cheri O’Neill, Gator Bowl Sports Vice President/Media Relations at 904-798-5982.