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9/19 – President & CEO Rick Catlett joins The Frangie Show to talk about the college football season so far and his expectations for Week 4. (1:19:19)

9/12 – President & CEO, Rick Catlett joins The Frangie Show to talk college football and his thoughts going into Week 3. (1:14:00)

Members of the media should request parking passes at the time of their media credential request.

Official Media Headquarters Hotel

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 $137 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 16 cut-off date.

(THERE ARE NO RESERVED PARKING AREAS FOR SATELLITE/UPLINK TRUCKS AT THE HYATT REGENCY HOTEL)

Media Hospitality Suite – Hyatt Regency Hotel – Suite 4104

The media hospitality suite will be open  12:00 noon – 9:00 p.m. on December 27; 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. December 28 and 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. December 29, 2017.

A limited number of game tickets are available on an “as available” basis. The cost is $60 per ticket.  Those interested should contact Bret Guice at 904-798-5999 or bret@gatorbowl.com.

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.

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.

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.

Working Press Photographers
Press Box Lounge – 9:00 a.m. Training Table – 9:00 a.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 area is located in the Theatre Room south of the Home Team field tunnel. The losing coach and one player will be invited to go first followed by the winning coach and one player.

All field stand-ups must be completed from the South end zone prior to 10:00 a.m. game day. All special requests for in-stadium filming must be directed to Cheri O’Neill, TaxSlayer Bowl Executive Vice President/Media Relations at 904-798-5982.

USE OF SATELLITE TRUCKS MUST BE CLEARED THROUGH THE TAXSLAYER BOWL AND  INDICATED ON CREDENTIAL REQUEST FORM TO INSURE ADEQUATE PARKING.