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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl?
The R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl is scheduled to be played Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. CT.

Where is the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl being played?
The R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl will be held at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, the home of the New Orleans Saints. The Superdome is located in the heart of downtown New Orleans and is an industry-leading sports and entertainment development facility.

How do we purchase tickets to go to the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl?
Buying tickets is easy! Simply call the Ohio Athletic Ticket Office at 800-575-CATS or purchase online by clicking here.

Where can I pick up my tickets?
Fans should pick up their tickets at Gate B of the Superdome on gameday. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. CT.

How can I get the best seats available?
Tickets for the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl will be allocated first to active members of the Ohio Bobcat Club (members who have made an annual gift to Ohio athletics between April 1, 2010 and December 1, 2010).

For active Ohio Bobcat Club members, the Bobcat Priority Point System will be used to prioritize ticket purchasing and seat location for R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl.

What is the Ohio Bobcat Club?
Ohio University Intercollegiate Athletics relies on private support each year to provide the finest opportunities for its student-athletes. The Ohio Bobcat Club is the official fundraising arm of Ohio Athletics and offers a way for individuals to help our student-athletes receive a quality education and competitive experience at Ohio University.

The overall goal of the Ohio Bobcat Club is to provide unrestricted funding to enhance the experience of all 400 student-athletes that comprise our 16 men's and women's intercollegiate sport programs. In addition, tax deductible contributions help all of our sports programs be competitive in the MAC and nationally.

How do I join the Ohio Bobcat Club?
Anyone can become a member and begin enjoying the benefits of membership by donating a minimum of $50. Joining at the $50 level or above provides you the opportunity to start earning priority points.

What is the minimum gift level?
$50

What is the Bobcat Priority Point System?
The Bobcat Priority Point System will initially be used to prioritize ticket purchasing and seat location privileges for all post-season events (NCAA and NIT), bowl games, away contests, conference tournaments, and other away/special contests.

The Bobcat Priority Point System will also be considered when season ticket holders request seat upgrades and when season ticket locations become available.

How can I increase my Bobcat Priority Points?
The easiest way to increase your points is by increasing your annual gift to the Ohio Bobcat Club or by making a capital gift to assist with one of the Athletic Department's facility projects.

Is there an official R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl hotel for Alumni, Fans, and Family?
Yes. The official 2010 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl hotel for Ohio University is the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.

Are there discounted hotel rates available?
Yes. Limited rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis. Alumni, fans and family can secure hotel rooms at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside for $84 a night (use promo code NOB). For reservations, call 504-561-0500.

When will the Bobcat Bash begin at the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl?
The Bobcat Bash will begin at 5:30 p.m. CT on the Northeast Side Parking Deck near Gate B. For a map of the Superdome showing the Northeast Side Parking Deck, click here. To register for the Bobcat Bash, click here.

Can I pre-register for the Bobcat Bash?
Certainly! Bobcat fans can easily register for the Bobcat Bash by clicking here.

What is there to do before and after the game in New Orleans?
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:

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.

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: