The Sugar Bowl is a 75-year-old New Orleans tradition enjoyed by locals and visitors – who travel from all over the country. The Sugar Bowl is an American college football bowl game, the second oldest bowl game in the country, along with the Orange Bowl and the Sun Bowl. (The Rose Bowl is the country’s oldest bowl game.)
Colonel James M. Thomson, who published the New Orleans Item, and the paper’s Sports Editor, Fred Digby, first suggested the idea of a New Year’s Day football game in 1927. By 1935, they gained enough support to hold the first Sugar Bowl game.
The game was hosted by Tulane Stadium from its inception through 1975. Subsequently, the Louisiana Superdome took over. Every game since has been played there, with the exception of the 2006 Sugar Bowl; because of the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina, the game was held at the Atlanta Dome that year.
The next Sugar Bowl game will be held on January 1, 2010 and will feature the Cincinnati Bearcats vs. the Florida Gators.
For many, the Sugar Bowl is a personal tradition, a time to enjoy one of America’s favorite sporting events with friends and family. Since its founding, Limousine Livery has been helping football fans from all over the country enjoy the Sugar Bowl in the height of style. Make an event of the day by engaging our Special Events services to take you and your guests to all your Sugar Bowl festivities. Enjoy time together without having to worry about getting lost, parking, or all those other practical details. Let us take care of them for you and have fun!!
In addition to the game itself, don’t miss the Sugar Bowl Parade, which this year will be held at 11:30 AM, beginning at Pat O’Brien’s. From there, it will go on from the corner of St. Peter and Royal streets, uptown on Royal Street to Iberville, lakebound on Iberville to Bourbon, downtown on Bourbon to Bienville, and then lakebound on Bienville to the front of Arnaud’s Restaurant for its finish.
If you’re able to begin your Sugar Bowl visit earlier in the month of December, you’ll be able to enjoy Christmas New Orleans Style, which we talked about in our last post. And we can’t think of a better place to celebrate New Year’s than New Orleans! And remember, through all your winter galas and events, Limousine Livery is there to support your plans with the utmost in style, service, and convenience.