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Media Availability/Schedule

(the below schedule is for 2021 but 2022 is expected to be similar)

Dropbox Media Files
The Valero Alamo Bowl Dropbox will include bowl and team logos/photos and video as well as files from each media availability and Bowl photographers.

Media guides (teams, conferences and bowl), flip card, game program and team game notes will be added as made available.

Pac-12 Conference Bowl Release

Big 12 Conference Bowl Release

Oklahoma Bowl Guide

Oregon Bowl Guide

2021 Valero Alamo Bowl Media Guide

2021 Valero Alamo Bowl Timeline

2021 Valero Alamo Bowl Flip Card

2021 Valero Alamo Bowl Fan Guide

Sunday, December 5
Valero Alamo Bowl Team Selection Announcement
The Head Coaches from both schools joined us on Zoom to official accept invitations to bring their teams to San Antonio. Audio and video files are on the Bowl Dropbox.

Wednesday, December 15
H-E-B Scholarship Awards Luncheon

The luncheon featured the 88 high school seniors who won this year’s Valero Alamo Bowl Student-Athlete Scholarship. Representing every high school in the San Antonio area, the winners will split $660,000 in awards. The 72 local college winners were announced in September and they split $440,000 in scholarships.

Thursday, December 23

2 – 3 p.m. – Valero Alamo Bowl Field Painting and stadium reveal.

Friday, December 24

3:30 p.m. – Oklahoma Team Arrival at Hyatt Regency San Antonio with Sooners interim head coach Bob Stoops, safety Pat Fields, and tight end Jeremiah Hall available for brief comments.

Saturday, December 25

No media availability for Oklahoma.

4:35 p.m. – Oregon Team Arrival at Marriott Rivercenter Hotel with Ducks interim head coach Bryan McClendon, offensive lineman Alex Forsyth, and linebacker Nate Heaukulani available for brief comments. Masks required for media access. Please call Yulissa Cortina at 817-988-5992 for team arrival updates.

Sunday, December 26

10:45 a.m. – Media access to the first 15 minutes of Oklahoma practice at University of the Incarnate Word. Photography allowed, but no interviews.

11 a.m. – Media access to the first 15 minutes of Oregon practice at Trinity University. Photography allowed, but no interviews.

11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Media Center Open (Alamodome Gate 4, East Entrance at 50 yard line, Park in Lot A). Credential pickup and all press conferences at the Alamodome.

2 p.m. – Oklahoma Defense Press Conference with Defensive Coordinator Brian Odom, safety Pat Fields, defensive end Reggie Grimes, cornerback Woodi Washington, and linebacker DaShaun White. Transcript download.

3 p.m. – Oregon Offense Press Conference with Offensive Coordinator Joe Moorhead, quarterback Anthony Brown, running back Travis Dye, offensive lineman Alex Forsyth, and offensive lineman Steven Jones. Transcript download.

4 p.m. – SeaWorld San Antonio Media Day (10500 SeaWorld Drive). Eight players from each team will interact with dolphins followed by six players from each team riding the Texas Stingray roller coaster. Media will use credentials to park for free and should meet in the entrance plaza for players to arrive and. Media must arrive promptly so they can be escorted to dolphin and roller coaster areas from the main entrance. Yulissa Cortina will be the Bowl media representative at the event and can be reached at 817-988-5992.

Oregon players scheduled for the dolphin interaction include: quarterback AJ Abbott, long snapper Karsten Battles, cornerback Jaylin Davies, outside linebacker Jonathan Flowe, inside linebacker Justin Flowe, kicker Camden Lewis, punter Tom Snee, and outside linebacker Tarell Tilmon.

Oklahoma players scheduled for the dolphin interaction include: cornerback Jaden Davis, safety Pat Fields, quarterback Spencer Jones, long snapper Kasey Kelleher, linebacker Bryan Mead, wide receiver Devin Staton, linebacker Danny Stutsman and linebacker David Ugwoegbu.

10 p.m. – 1 a.m. Media Hospitality in Marriott Riverwalk (30th Floor, Suite 3004): Grab and go drinks and snacks.

Monday, December 27

11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Media Center Open (Alamodome Gate 4, East Entrance at 50 yard line, Park in Lot A)

11 a.m. – Media access to the first 15 minutes of Oklahoma practice at University of the Incarnate Word. Photography allowed, but no interviews.

11 a.m. – Media access to first 15 minutes of Oregon practice at Trinity University. Photography allowed, but no interviews.

11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Media Center Open (Alamodome Gate 4, East Entrance at 50 yard line, Park in Lot A). Credential pickup and all press conferences at the Alamodome.

1:30 p.m. – Oklahoma Offense Press Conference with Offensive Coordinator Cale Gundy, running back Kennedy Brooks, tight end/H-back Jeremiah Hall, wide receiver Marvin Mims, and offensive lineman Tyrese Robinson. Masks required for all media in the Alamodome’s interview room. Transcript here.

3 p.m. – Oregon Defense Press Conference with Defensive Coordinator Tim DeRuyter, safety Verone McKinley III, safety Jordan Happle, defensive lineman Brandon Dorlus, and linebacker Jeffrey Bassa. Masks required for all media in the Alamodome’s interview room.

5 p.m. – Ricos River Rally at the Arneson River Theatre on the Riverwalk (418 Villita Street) Team captains and head coaches will lead a one-of-kind pep rally from the stage, while the other players and pep bands arrive via river cruisers.

*Spots to shoot are on a space available basis in the back left corner of the theatre as well as “the balcony.”

10 p.m. – 1 a.m. Media Hospitality in Marriott Riverwalk (30th Floor, Suite 3004): Grab and go drinks and snacks.

Tuesday, December 28

No practice availability for either team.

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Media Center Open (Alamodome Gate 4, East Entrance at the 50 yard line)

11 a.m. – Joint Head Coaches press conference at the Alamodome with Oregon interim head coach Bryan McClendon and Oklahoma interim head coach Bob Stoops. Masks required for all media in the Alamodome’s interview room.

Noon – On Location Kickoff Luncheon at the Marriott Rivercenter Ballroom (third floor). ESPN’s Jason Benetti will emcee this luncheon where head coaches and players at the head table speaking and bands and cheerleaders providing pageantry.

Oregon head table guests: interim head coach Bryan McClendon, running back Travis Dye, offensive lineman Alex Forsyth, safety Jordan Happle, and inside linebacker Noah Sewell.

Oklahoma head table guests: interim head coach Bob Stoops, safety Pat Fields, tight end Jeremiah Hall, and outside linebacker Caleb Kelly.

Two tables of 10 are held for media others filled as space allows. All media can watch from the back and have access to mult-box to capture sound.

10 p.m. – 1 a.m. Media Hospitality in Marriott Riverwalk (30th Floor, Suite 3004): Grab and go drinks and snacks.

Wednesday, December 29

9 a.m. – “Fill The Bowl” Community Project at the San Antonio Food Bank. The Valero Alamo Bowl will continue its annual tickets for donated items on the Food Bank’s Top 25 most wanted list while alumni groups from Oregon and Oklahoma volunteer to fill food orders.

2021 Valero Alamo Bowl
Alamodome

4:30 p.m. – Media shuttle to the Alamodome begins from the Convention Center main entrance which is located across the street from the Marriott Riverwalk. The golf carts go on a loop. Call 775-629-6134 to confirm timing or arrange a pickup.

4:45 p.m. – Media Will Call opens at Gate #4 (east 50-yard line by train tracks) along with press box and photo workroom. Game day media access to Alamodome is through Gate 4.

8:20 p.m. kickoff

Postgame – Head coaches and 2-3 select players in the interview room in the Alamodome with runner-up first followed by the winning team. Masks required for all media in the Alamodome’s interview room.

1 a.m. – 3 a.m. Media Hospitality in Marriott Riverwalk (30th Floor, Suite 3004): Grab and go drinks and snacks.

Media Accommodations

Media Hotel 
San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk
889 E Market St.
San Antonio, TX, 78205
Hotel: 210-224-4555

All media rooms must be booked through the Bowl’s credential system on the bowl’s website. The Marriott Riverwalk will not accept room reservations directly from media members. Please note that the bowl will not assign rooms until December 20, so the hotel will not have a record of your name until after that date and will work diligently to email you a confirmation promptly. If you are approved for a credential and requested a hotel room, you will receive one

Room rates for the Valero Alamo Bowl media are $142 per night plus tax, which includes Internet access in the sleeping rooms, lobby, and restaurants. These rates are only valid from December 25-31.

The Marriott Riverwalk is valet only. There is a relatively inexpensive parking garage on the east side of the hotel.

Game Day Information

Game Day Telephones/Internet Access
Complimentary Wi-Fi is available is the press box and Wi-Fi and ethernet is available in the photo workroom. Media outlets requiring telephone and/or internet services for exclusive use must order directly from the Alamodome at (210) 207-3629 at least two weeks prior to game day.

Frequency Coordination
Any media member with a camera or video camera must register with our frequency coordinator on game day. At the east entrance, you can enter and have your bag tagged and registered. Then you must check-in at the photo workroom, located on the Field Level, where you will receive a photo vest. You will not be allowed onto the field with a camera if you have not registered with the coordinator and aren’t wearing a photo vest.

Alamodome Bag Policy
With the Alamodome’s clear bag policy, all media need to have a credential or be on our pass list to enter with a bag or equipment (please scan through at NE and SE corners). Additionally, all media must enter the Alamodome’s east entrance (50-yard line along the train tracks).

Valero Alamo Bowl Outstanding Players
The Outstanding Offensive and Defensive Players for the Valero Alamo Bowl will be named through online media voting through the Bowl’s stat display. During the fourth quarter, click on the link on the right-hand side on the Bowl’s stat broadcast feed to place your vote.

Alamodome Media Entrance
The Media Entrance (and Media Will Call) is located in the middle of the east side of Alamodome at the East Plaza Entrance at Gate #4. The stairs go up to the press box where there is a private internal set of stairs going to the broadcast and coaching booths. Take the stairs down to the field level and go right to get to the photo workroom in Meeting Room A.

While it is much quicker to take the stairs, the East Plaza Entrance also has an elevator that goes between field level 1, plaza level 2, mezzanine/press box level 3, club/broadcast booths level 4 and upper level 5.

Photo Credentials Access
Media members who are granted a “Photo” credential and wearing an assigned photo vest will be given access to the field in a limited capacity. There will be a well-marked, designated photo work room on the north side of the building on field level in Meeting Room A. Photographers will be allowed to use the tunnel closest to them on the Northeast corner of the field to access the north endzone.

Post-Game Field Access

The quickest way to get to the field and locker rooms from the press box is via an internal stairwell that is adjacent to the East elevators. Directional signage will be posted. Media can also access the field and the postgame interview room by taking the Alamodome East elevators outside the press box to level 1 and making a left towards the locker rooms.

ESPN/Valero Alamo Bowl TV Station Policy

  • The Valero Alamo Bowl’s contract with ESPN prohibits the use of game highlights on local newscasts prior to the completion of the game.
  • Television stand-up reporters will not be permitted on the sideline at any point during the game this year and access to the Alamodome press box will be limited.
  • Beginning a half-hour prior to kickoff until ESPN is off the air, there will be absolutely no live telecasts or transmissions from inside the Alamodome. Live shots can be originated at any time from outside the Alamodome.
  • Microwave transmissions are not permitted within the Alamodome. All satellite dishes and/or ENG trucks must be positioned outside the Alamodome in the designated area located southwest of the building.

Parking and Media Shuttle
A limited number of Alamodome parking passes for media covering the Valero Alamo Bowl are available in Lot A.

Media, especially those staying in the media hotel, are urged to take the 10-minute walk to the Alamodome or utilize the golf cart shuttle service that will be available upon request by calling 775-629-6134 on game day to book a time. The shuttle picks up at the Convention Center (900 East Market Street) and goes to the Alamodome. This shuttle can be booked for pickups starting at 4:45 p.m. and will be available until 2.5 hours after the end of the game. 

Parking space for TV ENG trucks at the Alamodome, located in the southwest corner of the parking lot, is extremely limited. Please contact Jason Bippert of the Alamodome (210-207-3629 or jason.bippert@sanatonio.gov) as soon as possible concerning a parking location and specific needs.

Directions

San Antonio Airport to Marriott Riverwalk (Media Hotel)
889 E. Market St.
• 11 minutes
Take Highway 281 South that will turn into Interstate Highway 37 South heading toward Corpus Christi. Exit at the Commerce Street/The Alamo exit and turn right on Commerce. Continue west on Commerce and turn left at Alamo and left onto Market which is a one way street. Hotel is valet only. There is a relatively inexpensive parking garage on the east side of the hotel.

San Antonio Airport to Alamodome
100 Montana St. • 14 minutes
Take Highway 281 South, which will turn into Interstate Highway 37 South heading toward Corpus Christi. Exit at the Cesar Chavez exit and take a left at the turnaround under the bridge and head back north on the Cesar Chavez access road. Turn right into Lot A, the southside entrance of the Alamodome just past the marquee.

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