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Special events just for Ohio fans are planned around the game. Enjoy the bowl experience by attending the following events with your fellow alumni, fans, and friends. Stay tuned to OhioBobcats.com for the latest information surrounding fan events:

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Luncheon
Friday, December 17th
12:00 p.m. CT
Marriott New Orleans (555 Canal Street)

Join Head Coach Frank Solich, the Marching 110, the Ohio Cheerleaders, and Rufus at the official bowl luncheon! Keynote speaker is former New Orleans Saints All-Pro Running Back, Deuce McAllister. To purchase tickets, click here or call 504-525-5678.

Ohio Fan Fest
Friday, December 17th
6:00 p.m. CT
Miracle on Fulton Street

All fans are encouraged to attend the Ohio Fan Fest on Friday, December 17th. Fan Fest is a FREE event and will start at 6:00 p.m. CT at Miracle on Fulton Street, featuring Santa and his reindeer, real snow every hour, and a crystal canopy of lights. At 8:00, Benny Grunch and the Bunch will perform live on the famous Fulton Stage. Following the performance, mingle with fellow Bobcat fans at Masquerade Nightlife (inside Harrah's on Fulton) beginning at 10 p.m. CT.

Fan Gospel Brunch
Saturday, December 18th
11:00 a.m. CT
House of Blues (225 Decatur Street)

Head to the House of Blues for an authentic Louisiana gospel brunch! The brunch will feature an inspiring gospel performance and an amazing buffet. To purchase tickets, call 504-310-4999.

Team Send-Off Party
Saturday, December 18th
5:00 p.m. CT
Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Join the Marching 110, the Ohio Cheerleaders, and Rufus as we send the Bobcats off to the game! Fans will have the opportunity to wish the team well as they depart the hotel for the Louisiana Superdome.

Bobcat Bash
Saturday, December 18th
5:30 p.m. CT
Louisiana Superdome (Northeast Side Parking Deck)

Get ready for the game with your fellow alumni and friends at the Ohio University Bobcat Bash. The Bobcat Bash begins at 5:30 p.m. CT on the Northeast Side Parking Deck near Gate B of the Superdome (view map here). Come get pumped up before the game with Ohio President Roderick J. McDavis, Athletic Director Jim Schaus, the Ohio Cheerleaders, Rufus, and much more! The Bobcat Bash is a proud Ohio gameday tradition, featuring giveaways, food, and fun.

Admission to the Bobcat Bash includes dinner and drinks. To register for the Bobcat Bash, click here.

Postgame Party
Saturday, December 18th
11:00 p.m. CT
Spirits Lounge (inside Hilton New Orleans Riverside)

Relive the game excitement with fellow Ohio fans at the official postgame party! Admission is FREE for this event located at the Spirits Lounge inside the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.

Other Bowl Week Events
The R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl has a full week of events planned for Ohio fans. Click here to view a schedule of events that will take place during the week leading up to the game.

New Orleans Attractions and Entertainment
New Orleans is one of the most vibrant cities in the United States. Visit the following websites for more information on New Orleans attractions, nightlife, and culture: