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The Sugar Bowl 2012

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The Sugar Bowl is one on the top post-season college bowl games. This year will be held on January 3, 2012 at 7 pm in the Mercedes Benz Superdome. The big game pits No. 13 Michigan against No. 11 Virginia Tech. For tickets and more information, go to the official website.

Where to Stay

The Superdome is located at 1500 Poydras Street in Downtown New Orleans, so it's easy to get to from the French Quarter, the Central Business Disrict, the Warehouse/Arts District or Uptown. But, if you want to stay close to the Superdome, here are the best hotels nearby.

Where to Eat.

If you're going to support your team properly, you have to eat and drink to keep up your strength. There's always a big tailgate party outside of the Superdome in Champion's Square with music, food and drink booths. Here's a list of the best places to eat near the Superdome.

What if you can't get tickets?

Come anyway and enjoy one of New Orleans great sports Bars.

Fan Fest

Don't miss the excitement of the Allstate Fan Fest located in the Jax Brewery parking lots off Decatur Street in the French Quarter.

Sugar Bowl Parade

There is usually an imprompto parade the day before the Sugar Bowl with the Mardi Gras Indians and other traditional parade staples. The parade usually starts around at 11:30 a.m. at Pat O'Brien's and proceeds from the corner of St. Peter and Royal streets, then uptown on Royal St. 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. Everybody is invited to join the fun and celebration with what has become a Sugar Bowl tradition - its annual Second Line Parade.

Fan Fests

This year there will be free concerts and pep rallies in Jackson Square for both the Sugar Bowl and the BCS Bowl. Here's the schedule.

Championship Square

For about 2 hours before any big game in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Champions Square is the place to be. Here's more information about Champions Square

More Big Sport Events

2012 brings an embarrassment of sports riches to New Orleans. The BCS Championship Bowl, the NCAA Men's Division 1 Championship, the Arena Bowl will all be in New Orleans in 2012. Get the whole schedule.

Come early and spend your holidays in New Orleans

Whether it's concerts, home tours, Creole Reveillon Dinners, Celebration in the Oaks, you will find lots to do in New Orleans in December. Here's a listing of the best holiday events.

New Year's Eve is a great time to party in New Orleans.

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