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(tentative schedule as of 11/30/22, all times CST)

Media guides (teams, conferences and bowl), flip card, game program and team game notes will be linked here Bowl’s Dropbox with logos, photos, audio, video, and transcripts as they are come available..

Sunday, December 4
Valero Alamo Bowl Team Selection Announcement
Alamodome (South Club, Park in Lot A)
3 p.m. – The Valero Alamo Bowl expects to announce its matchup online by 3 p.m. followed by an event at 4 p.m. for Bowl partners and local media where the head coaches from the participating teams will Zoom in to officially accept invitations to bring their teams to San Antonio and make general statements about the matchup. Team media can request access to view the Zoom from Frankie Leal (frankl@alamobowl.com), but no questions will be asked at this brief welcome. Audio and video files will be loaded to the Bowl Dropbox following the event.

Thursday, December 8
Valero Alamo Bowl Head Coaches Press Conference
The Club at Sonterra (901 E Sonterra Blvd)

10:30 a.m. The two head coaches from the participating teams will headline one of the major scholarship fundraisers on the Bowl calendar, the Security Service Insurance Golf Classic. For access for media to participate in this press conference remotely, media can reach out to Frankie Leal (frankl@alamobowl.com). Audio and video files as well as a transcript will be loaded to the Bowl Dropbox following the event.

Wednesday, December 14
H-E-B Scholarship Awards Luncheon
Security Service Federal Credit Union Event Center (15000 I-10, San Antonio, TX 78249)

This luncheon will feature the 90 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 97 local college winners were announced in September and they split $440,000 in scholarships.

Friday, December 23

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

Saturday, December 24

Big 12 (Marriott Rivercenter) and Pac-12 (Hyatt Regency) team arrivals with head coach and two players available for brief comments.

Sunday, December 25

Media availability to be determined.

Monday, December 26

Media access to the first 15 minutes of Big 12 (Trinity University) and Pac-12 (University of the Incarnate Word) practices. 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. – Big 12 Defense Press Conference with Defensive Coordinator and select defensive players.

2:30 p.m. – Pac-12 Offense Press Conference with Offensive Coordinator and select offensive players.

4:00 p.m. – SeaWorld San Antonio Media Day (10500 SeaWorld Drive). Six players from each team will interact with dolphins followed by players from each team riding a roller coaster. Media will use credentials to park for free and should meet in the entrance plaza for players to arrive. Media must arrive promptly so they can be escorted to dolphin and roller coaster areas from the main entrance.

Frankie Leal will be the Bowl media representative at the event and can be reached at 361-562-3332.

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

Tuesday, December 27

Media access to the first 15 minutes of Big 12 (Trinity University) and Pac-12 (University of the Incarnate Word) practices. 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. – Big 12 Offense Press Conference with Offensive Coordinator and select offensive players.

2:30 p.m. – Pac-12 Defense Press Conference with Defensive Coordinator and select defensive players.

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.

Wednesday, 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

Noon – Kickoff Luncheon at the Marriott Rivercenter Ballroom (third floor). ESPN talent to emcee this luncheon where head coaches and players at the head table speak and the bands and cheerleaders provide pageantry.

Big 12 and Pac-12 head table guests to be determined.

One table of 10 is held for media. Availability is noted at Media Check-In. 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.

Thursday, December 29

9 a.m. – “Fill The Bowl” Community Project presented by Texas Mutual Insurance at the San Antonio Food Bank. The Valero Alamo Bowl will continue its annual tickets for donated items on the Food Bank’s Top 30 most wanted list while alumni groups from schools volunteer to fill food orders.

2022 Valero Alamo Bowl
Alamodome

Media headquarters available by phone only

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 run on a loop. To confirm timing or arrange a pickup as well ask any game day questions, please call Frankie Leal at 361-562-3332.

4:45 p.m. – Gate #4 (50-yard line on East side of the dome by train tracks) opens for Media Will Call. The press box and photo workroom are also accessible to credentialed media beginning at this time. For media picking up credentials on game day, credential distribution will be located here. Media access to the Alamodome is through Gate 4.

8:00 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.

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: If you are approved for a credential and requested a hotel room, you WILL receive a room. The bowl will not assign rooms until December 19, so the hotel will NOT have a record of your name until after that date. Rest assured, you will get your room and the hotel will work diligently to email you a confirmation once we give them the names.

Room rates for the Valero Alamo Bowl media are $145 per night plus tax, which includes Internet access in the sleeping rooms, lobby, and restaurants. This rate is only valid from December 25-31.

The Marriott Riverwalk is valet only. The Convention Center Garage is a relatively inexpensive parking option on the east side of the hotel. The daily rate is typically $10, but that does not include in and out or possible game day surcharges.

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 at Gate #4 at Alamodome (the east entrance at the 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.

While it is much quicker to take the stairs especially at the end of each half when elevators are held for coaches, the East Plaza Entrance also has an elevator that goes between field level, 100 level, press box level, 200 (broadcast booth) level, and 300 level.

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.

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 Frankie Leal at 361-562-3332 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 Street
• 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 Street • 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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