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Members of the media should request parking passes at the time of their media credential request.
The Hyatt Regency Hotel has been designated the Official Media Hotel for the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl. A limited number of rooms have been reserved for the media – single/double occupancy rate is $145 plus applicable taxes. All media room requests must be made online through the TaxSlayer Gator 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 15 cut-off date.
(THERE ARE NO RESERVED PARKING AREAS FOR SATELLITE/UPLINK TRUCKS AT THE HYATT REGENCY HOTEL)
The media hospitality suite will be open 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on December 30; 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. on December 31 and 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. January 1, 2020.
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.
The press box will close 3 hours after the conclusion of the football game.
There are no permanent phone lines in the press box. To order a phone line you must call Nat Lapsey, Telecommunications Adm. at 904-633-6125. There are five pool phones available in the press box for general media use at no charge.
Wireless is available in the Press Box and in the photo/editing areas.
Members of the media will receive a TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Official Game Program, Media Guide and flip-chart. The two universities will also provide a Bowl media guide from their respective schools.
Live stats will be available via StatBroadcast. 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.
Pregame meal will be available to working press and photographers in the Press Box Lounge at 5:00 p.m.
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. Player interview area will be located outside locker rooms. Contact both Sports Information Directors to determine their respective policies.
The postgame press conference for the home team will be located in the Theatre Room south of the Home Team field tunnel. The postgame press conference for the visiting team will be located in the Visiting Team Locker Room at the North End of the stadium.
The losing coach and one player will begin immediately following the game; followed by the winning coach and one player directly following the trophy presentation.
All field stand-ups must be completed from the South end zone prior to 5:00 p.m. game day. All special requests for in-stadium filming must be directed to Brian DeLettre, TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Media Contact at 904-798-5986.
Use of satellite trucks must be cleared through the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl and indicated on your credential request form to ensure adequate parking. Satellite trucks will have access to parking lot J.